The IFBB has banned all tans that can be wiped off. An official will check the tan of all athletes backstage and if the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will be told to remove the tan before going on stage.
Any CBBF member who is found to be working with or promoting organizations not recognized by the IFBB/NPC/CBBF has contravened its rules and/or by laws and may be subject to disciplinary measures.
Professional athletes, judges, and officials from organizations not recognized by the IFBB/NPC/CBBF shall not be permitted to participate in or to promote their organizations in any capacity at CBBF or CBBF sanctioned events or those events conducted by CBBF affiliates.
Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to our sport. If I may I would like to thank you on behalf of the IFBB and NPC.
MABBA's contest entry forms allow images of the bodybuilder/fitness/ figure competitor to be used by MABBA for MABBA use only. MABBA's official event photographer(s) is/are responsible for providing images for the MABBA website and/or any promotional materials; all images will remain the property of MABBA.
MABBA makes every effort to ensure that any event images of MABBA athletes will not be posted on other websites or will be used to promote any product or service which has the potential to negatively effect the reputation of MABBA, or its athletes. With that in mind, event photographs of the MABBA athletes may be taken at any time by members of the audience, but those images cannot be used for any commercial use or personal gain of any kind without prior consent and/or authorization from MABBA. This includes, but is not limited to websites, produce or service promotion, or personal business promotion.
MABBA Photographer Rights and Responsibilities
Designated "Official" MABBA photographers is/are responsible for providing images for the MABBA website and/or any promotional materials, and any said images remain the property of MABBA.
Only designated "Official" MABBA photographers shall have access to:
- the event athletes at the pre-registration meeting to offer their services,
- during the events be permitted in the areas directly in front of the stage, and
- during the events be permitted to the backstage areas.
Designated "Official" MABBA photographers are titled such for one-year. Each year, any photographers interested in becoming a Designated "Official" MABBA photographer for the year should apply to MABBA in writing with a portfolio. All qualified applicants will be considered, advised of terms, and then notified of appointment.
(This process is currently under review and is only provided now for informational purposes. More details to follow)
NO CAMERAS policy at the Manitoba Amateur Bodybuilding Provincial Qualifier and Provincial Championships
No photograph or video equipment may be used by any spectators while inside the main theatre to photograph or film any portion of the event being held. Spectators and competitors are welcome to use said equipment while in the foyer, vestibule or sponsor areas of the Pantages Playhouse. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration in this matter.
See amended bylaws
1) Any funding request must be forwarded in writing or email to Mike Janik at
firstname.lastname@example.org. This request must be made a minimum of 30 days prior to the competition date you require funding for. Any request less than 30 days prior to the competition will be refused.
i) All funding requests are subject to approval
by a selected judging committee.
ii) Should you not receive funding, and you are
still eligible to compete. You may do so at your own
a) 30 days notice allows us to plan a budget for the
b) It allows us the ability to get athletes screened
by a selected judging committee to assess if an
athlete is ready to compete at the next level.
2) All approved funding
agreements require you sign an Athlete / Bingo
contract requiring you to work bingo events for a
one year period. All contracts will be in written
a) Allows athletes an opportunity to increase MABBA funding through Sport Manitoba.
3) All Competitors will
automatically be placed on the Canadian Center of
Ethics in Sport random doping control list for 18
months beginning the date of your last competition.
Athletes are ultimately responsible for any
prescription drugs, supplements, etc. You can
contact the CCES at (613) 521-3340 if you have any
questions or concerns.
a) This random unannounced testing is a fair and
efficient way of providing tests for all athletes.
Anyone refusing to be tested will be considered as a
positive test 1st offence 2 year suspension, 2nd
offence is a lifetime suspension
4) Any Bodybuilder
wishing to compete at the Provincial Championships
must have finished in the top 5 at a previous Manitoba Amateur Bodybuilding Provincial Qualifier
Competition. The only exception to this is in the
junior category where athletes must be under 21
years of age on the competition date.
Note: Competing as a Junior DOES NOT
mean that you can continue to compete in the
Provincial Championships, once you reach 21. You
must qualify at a Manitoba Amateur Bodybuilding Provincial Qualifier Competition (top 5), to
re-enter the Manitoba Provincial Championships.
Any Fitness Athlete wishing to compete at the
provincial level must have competed at the Manitoba Amateur Bodybuilding Provincial Qualifier
a) All athletes on stage at the Provincial
Championships have competed before at an elite
b) Athletes are better prepared for higher level
competitions. If you have any questions about your
eligibility please contact the MABBA Executive
Director. Renewing or joining the Association early
in the year will ensure that you avoid
5) Any competitor
wishing to compete at any competition must have a
current MABBA Membership. Please note - all
memberships lapse on December 31st, of each year.
a) Having a current membership listing allows us to
keep you informed of competition dates, Association
Information newsletters and Rule & Regulation
6) All members MUST keep
MABBA updated as to any changes in Name, Address and
a) Continued updated information. (In particular -
bingo contracted athletes)