A DRUG FREE platform for bodybuilding and physique athletes. A place where the elite compete. Since 1989 the WNBF is proud to have held the highest standard in promoting stringently drug-tested, professionally produced bodybuilding & physique events around the world.
Class entry & Crossovers?
For INBF Pro Qualifying events, athletes may enter OPEN or NOVICE but, NOT BOTH. Crossovers may occur between an age division and open or novice, or between categories such as figure & fit body or men’s physique and bodybuilding.
Why do you not allow novice to open crossovers?
The INBF does not allow this because the divisions are a totally different mind set. Novice athletes should have a goal to gain competition experience, and do the best they can. By not allowing OPEN competitors to cross back into NOVICE, this gives people the best chance to compete with other beginners. It makes for a fair playing field for real NOVICE competitors Open class competitors should have competed before, and are working towards winning Pro status.
What is the definition of NOVICE?
NOVICE competitors are either first time competitors, someone who has competed and has not placed, or has not place top three in an OPEN class. If you win a NOVICE class, you are then required to compete in an OPEN division.
To compete in an INBF event, an athlete must have a current INBF membership. Memberships are active for 11 months (expirations is the end of the month prior to competition month the next year). For example if you compete on 07/16/19, you membership will expire 06/30/19. You may compete in any INBF event during this time frame. All affiliate membership cards are accepted by the INBF competition in the U.S.
Athletes from other countries are welcome to compete with the INBF as long as there is not a WNBF affiliated federation in their country. Please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to compete with us.
Am I required to take a polygraph?
Yes, we require all competitors to take and pass a intense polygraph. This test is good for 6 weeks for amateurs and 2 weeks for pros. If you are entering another INBF or WNBF event please let the show promoter know you have been tested and they will confirm this with the WNBF official.
Am I required to urine test?
If you are a Professional member, you can and will ask competitors to submit a urine specimen unannounced. If you are at a show, all prize money winners and also pro card winners are required to urine test immediately after leaving the stage from awards. All competitors are required to test in posing suits and will not be allowed to bring anything into the testing area.
Banned substances/ Prescribed medications
Please read the banned substance list thoroughly prior to submitting a supplement or prescription medication question
* An athlete who has failed a polygraph or urinalysis test with any federation must divulge this information prior to registering with the INBF. Such a failure that regards any INBF banned substance will result in a 7 year suspension.
There must be at least Eight (8) competitors in the following categories for a WNBF Pro Card to be awarded (NO EXCEPTIONS)
- bikini, figure, men’s bodybuilding, men’s physique
There must be at least Five (5) competitors in the following classes for a WNBF Pro Card to be awarded (NO EXCEPTIONS)
- women’s fit body, women’s bodybuilding, masters (all categories)
***Pro Card winners MUST SUBMIT a urine specimen the day/evening of the competition!***
Pro’s from other organizations–am I eligible for the WNBF?
The WNBF ONLY accepts pr card winners through the INBF and International Affiliate Sanctioned events.
If I win prize money when do I receive it?
If you win prize money, your checks will be sent within 30 days of receiving urine testing results. You will be required to fill out a W9 form before we submit payment to you.