FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What day is the competition taking place?
The competition will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Where will the competition take place?
The competition will take place in The Tent at Acacia Estates, Acacia Avenue, Taguig City, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines
What categories/divisions will take place at the competition?
The categories/divisions that will take place are Men's Bodybuilding, Men's Physique, Bikini, Women's Physique, Figure, and Classic Physique, Men's Bodybuilding Novice, Master's Bodybuilding, Master's Bikini, Men's Physique Masters, Master’s Figure, and Men Teen’s Physique (for ages 16 to 19).
Would I be able to compete in two categories/divisions?
You will be allowed to participate in as many divisions as you can. However, you must pay for each division you join.
How can I join Musclecontest Philippines as an athlete?
You can register through our website at http://www.musclecontestph.com OR by visiting any Gold’s Gym or UFC Gym Philippines Branch.
When will the athlete registration take place?
The registration (check-in) will be conducted on Friday, September 27 between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the Ponte Lobby of Venice Grand Canal Mall (Garden Villas, 1630 Upper McKinley Road McKinley Hill, Cluster B, Taguig, 1630 Metro Manila, Philippines). This includes the weigh-ins for all athletes. Athlete orientation will also be conducted. All athletes are required to attend the check-in and the athlete orientation. A posing seminar will be conducted at 6:00 PM.
What time do athletes need to show up in the venue on the day of the competition?
Athletes need to be there at 8:00 AM. However, athletes who will avail of tanning services need to be there 4 hours before the start of the show at 5 AM.
What do I need to bring to the athlete registration on Friday, September 27?
All athletes must bring the following: Valid identification or passport, filled registration form (if you have a copy), and original receipt either via PayPal, email confirmation, or payment to any Gold’s Gym or UFC Gym branch. Competition suit/trunks and shoes need to be brought as well, so that they are inspected and approved.
Will my coach/trainer be allowed with me during athlete registration?
Yes, your coach/trainer will be allowed with you during this process. Please make sure that anyone else that is with you stays outside the registration as they will not be allowed to come in with you.
Will my height measurement and weight be taken during athlete registration?
Yes, you will be measured and weighed during athlete registration (check-in). Please make sure to wear your posing trunks. Bikini competitors must bring the bikini and shoes they will be wearing at the competition.
What rules and guidelines would be followed for each category?
Click this link: https://musclecontestph.com/pages/rules-per-division to view rules and guidelines for each category. Athletes are strictly required to adhere to all rules and guidelines specific to their category.
How many IFBB Pro cards will be awarded?
A total of 6 IFBB Pro cards will be awarded to the Overall winners for each Pro Qualifier division (1 per Pro Qualifier division). IFBB Pro Cards will be awarded in the following classes: Men's Bodybuilding, Men's Physique, Bikini, Women's Physique, Figure, and Classic Physique. The IFBB Pro Card is the most coveted prize in the bodybuilding world because it allows the holder to compete in professional events anywhere in the world.
When is the deadline to register?
The deadline to register is Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Athlete Check-In at the Ponte Lobby of Venice Grand Canal Mall, which will be from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
How many competitors will be allowed to participate?
There will be no limit to the number of competitors allowed to participate.
What time will the competition start?
The competition is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM. Pre-judging will be from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, while the Finals will be from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
What division will open the competition?
This will be the show sequence for September 28, 2019:
Men’s Bodybuilding Masters
Men’s Bodybuilding Novice
Men’s Bodybuilding Unlimited (Pro Qualifier)
Bikini Unlimited (Pro Qualifier)
Women’s Physique Masters
Women’s Physique Novice
Women’s Physique Unlimited (Pro Qualifier)
Women’s Figure Masters
Women’s Figure Novice
Women’s Figure Unlimited (Pro Qualifier)
Classic Physique Masters
Classic Physique Novice
Classic Physique Unlimited (Pro Qualifier)
Men’s Physique Masters
Men’s Teen Physique
Men’s Physique Novice
Men’s Physique Unlimited (Pro Qualifier)
What is the name of the airport we must fly into?
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Philippines
Will the organization schedule athlete pickups at the airport?
The athlete is responsible for arranging his/her own travel arrangements.
Does the organization pay for the athlete hotel, travel or per-diem?
All costs of traveling, hotel accommodations, transportation to and from the airport, and meals are the responsibility of the sponsoring National Federations or the individual competitor themselves.
Who is the Official Tanning Company?
The official Tanning Company of Musclecontest Philippines will be Pink Parlour Asia and SparTan Asia, in partnership with TanMasters USA. You can avail of their services for a fee. Although you are allowed to use other tanning companies, they will not be allowed backstage with you.
What do I need to know about availing tanning services on-site?
Both base and stage tan will be done on September 28 at the backstage at The Tent at Acacia Estates. It will be at a first come first served basis starting at 6:00 AM. Base Tan, Stage Tan and Glaze is part of the package.
How can I avail of tanning services and how much will it cost?
Book your slot at https://musclecontestph.com/products/spartan-asia-on-site-tanning-services for Php 2,600.00. We recommend booking your reservation as soon as possible.
Do you have an official hair and makeup company?
Yes, you may book your slot at
https://musclecontestph.com/collections/add-ons/products/hair-and-makeup-services-with-retouch for Php 3,000.00. You may also book hair and makeup without retouch for Php 2,200.
Can coaches/trainers access the backstage during the competition?
Due to capacity, access to backstage will be limited to athletes ONLY. Coaches and trainers will need to purchase a backstage pass, which can be availed on September 27, 2019 during the Athlete Check-in at Venice Grand Canal Mall.
How do I order photos?
You may order professional photos at the athlete’s check-in on September 27, 2019 during the Athlete Check-in at Venice Grand Canal Mall. Digital copies will be provided to those who avail of the service.
Can I have someone take pictures or videos of me on stage?
Yes, you can encourage your family, friends, and supporters to take pictures or videos of you on stage using their mobile phones. However, professional cameras and photographers other than official media partners are not allowed in the venue. Professional photography service needs to be availed on September 27 during the Athlete Check-ins.
How do I apply for media accreditation (press request)?
To request or apply for media accreditation, please fill up this form: https://bit.ly/muscleconmedia.
How much are tickets to watch Musclecontest Philippines?
You may avail of the early bird rates through this link: https://musclecontestph.com/collections/spectator-tickets/products/spectator-ticket. On the day itself, the ticket will be at its regular rate of Php 800. This also grants you entrance to the country’s largest Fitness Expo and the opportunity to watch other activities occurring in the venue on the same day: King of the Fight (an MMA and Boxing exhibition), The Alpha Challenge (a Fitness Challenge), and Conzert (an all-day Dance Marathon).
Where can I purchase tickets to watch MuscleContest Philippines?
You can buy tickets online via http://www.musclecontestph.com OR at any Gold’s Gym or UFC Gym Philippines Branch.
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