What Does Pro Qualified Mean?

“Pro Qualified” means that you are qualified to compete in the IPL as a Professional Athlete. Technically you are an IPL Pro. However, you may still compete as an Amateur (Open, not Novice) as long as you have not yet competed as an IPL Pro. In the event that a Pro Qualified Athlete wins (places first) another Pro Qualifying show, the competitor who placed second would be awarded the Pro Qualified status. In the event that there are less than five competitors in the class, the end place finisher would need to achieve the necessary 8 point average score in each judged category.

PRO CARDS: One Pro Card (1st place) per Open & Masters 40+ Pro Qualifying class. In the event that there are less than five (1 to 4) competitors in a Pro Qualifying class, the winner must achieve a cumulative average score of 8 points in order to be awarded Professional status.

What is a Super Pro Qualifier?

Athletes who earn Open or Masters Professional status will qualify to compete in the same contest at the Pro level if they choose to. Please be aware that there is a $200 entry fee for the Pro class. Athletes are not required to pay this fee on contest day. It will be taken out of the Pro winnings.

Which Shows Are Pro Qualifiers?

All IPL contest are Pro Qualifiers.

Which Shows Are Pro Shows?

All IPL contests offer Pro classes. However, Pro Masters classes are only offered at the second half of the year.

Does The IPL Recognize The Pro Status Of Athletes From Other Organizations?

In order to compete as an IPL Pro all athletes must achieve IPL Pro status by winning an IPL Pro Qualifier.

How Long Does IPL Pro Status Last?

Upon achieving IPL Professional status, an athlete must compete at the IPL Pro level within the following two complete seasons. For example, an athlete who turns Pro during the 2021 season, must compete at the Pro level in either 2022 or 2023.

If an athlete does not compete at the Pro level within two seasons, their Pro status will expire. Athletes will then have an opportunity to extend their Pro status for an additional season for a fee of $250. Athletes will only be allowed one extension.

At What Contests Are Pro Divisions Offered?

Pro Open divisions are offered at every IPL contest. Pro Masters divisions are only offered at the second half of the season.

Pro Winnings

The IPL does not offer cash payouts. Instead, Pros are compensated with credit that can be used towards future IPL contest entry fees and Tan&Glam services (Hair, Makeup, Tan) and IPL Photography (Stage Photo Packages & Photo Shoots). The credit must be used either during the current season or the following 2 years/seasons. After that, it will expire. In addition, Pros will receive various awards and prizes from the IPL and contest sponsors on show day. And IPL Pros are first in line for media, magazine covers, coverage and exposure.

A drug-test failure will result in disqualification and suspension, according the the IPL’s Drug-testing Policy. And a forfeit of all credits held by the athlete, including new and previous credits. The contestants who placed in the spots below will be awarded the higher placement and credit pending their drug-test results.

Pro Winnings Structure

***Please be aware that the IPL does not enter into contractual agreements or obligations regarding Pro placement compensation. The IPL does not assume any legal obligation to distribute Pro payout compensation.***

IPL Pros are compensated according to how much has accumulated in the “Pot.”

Regular Season Contest:

1 Pro Entry 

1st place = $200

2 Pro Entries

1st place = $250

2nd Place = $150

3 Pro Entries

1st place = $300

2nd place = $200

3rd place = $100

4 Pro Entries 

1st place = $400

2nd place = $250

3rd place = $150

5 Pro Entries 

1st place = $500

2nd place = $300

3rd place = $200

6 Pro Entries 

1st place = $600

2nd place = $350

3rd place = $250

7 Pro Entries

1st place = $700

2nd place = $400

3rd place = $300

8 Pro Entries

1st place = $800

2nd place = $450

3rd place = $350

IPL APEX (Year-end final contest):

1 Pro Entry

1st place = $250

2 Pro Entries

1st place = $300

2nd Place = $200

3 Pro Entries

1st place = $400

2nd place = $250

3rd place = $100

4 Pro Entries

1st place = $500

2nd place = $300

3rd place = $200

5 Pro Entries 

1st place = $600

2nd place = $400

3rd place = $250

6 Pro Entries

1st place = $700

2nd place = $500

3rd place = $300