Perhaps the event will return in future years. I have decided to leave the page up as part of the history of the festival and due to the possibility that it may return in the future and may be on hiatus as it was a few years ago and then returned to the festival events lineup. Following 2 rounds of earlier competition; one at p. The contest is open to the general public to participate in.
For many, it wasn't just about having the eye on the top prize, but also about the chance to be on the internationally famous Veterans Memorial Auditorium stage, where Arnold Schwarzenegger and other icons in the industry had trod before. There is not an amateur show out there that gets as much coverage internationally as the Arnold Amateur. In addition, amateur athletes want to not only compete on the same stage on the same weekend as the best professionals in the world, but they also know that if they win our show, they will get an invite to return the next year to compete in our pro events. No other contest does that and it definitely helps us attract the best amateur competitors in the world. The overall winner of the Arnold Amateur Bikini title would receive an automatic invitation to the Bikini International show, provided she wins her IFBB pro card later in the year.
If you are considering your first bikini competition, contest prep can be incredible confusing! There is so much information out there… much of it contradictory and downright wrong! There are specific things you need to know to get ready for the bikini stage.