Visual Arts 2010



Female body shape is the cumulative product of a woman's skeletal structure (her build) and the quantity and distribution of muscle and fat on the body. There are, and have been, wide differences on what should be considered an ideal or preferred body shape, both for attractiveness and for health reasons. These have varied among cultures and at different times. As with most physical traits, there is a wide range of normality of female body shapes.

The hourglass shape is the Western conception of the ideal or usual female shape, against which other shapes are compared. It is said that the female body usually inflects inward towards the waist around the middle of the abdomen between the costal margins and the pelvic crests. The waist is typically smaller than the bust and hips, unless there is a high proportion of body fat distributed around the waist. How much the bust or hips inflect inward, towards the waist determines the structural shape. In practice only about 8% of women have the hourglass shape.

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 Visual Art - Physique Scoring

Each competitor will be judged on symmetry, minimum muscularity and mandatory posing ability. Judges will follow traditional figure scoring. Example: a height class has ten competitors, each person will be ranked
1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. That score will translate into a “Visual Art” physique score from 1 to 10, 10 being best. The 1st place winner will earn 10 points, second place a 9 ...etc. Anyone placing below fifth place will receive a score of 4. This score will be added to the other three scores to determine the top five winners in each height class. 40 points is the maximum number of total points a competitor can earn (Physique - 10, Posing - 10, Personality - 10, Photogenic - 10)

PREJUDGING - Saturday, June 12 - 10 am

Competitors will be judged in a two-piece swimsuit and high heeled shoes (G-strings are not allowed). Physiques must display symmetry, minimum muscular mass, clear separations between muscle groups without striations, and leanness.


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