Separate World Championships are organised for men, women children, juniors and masters on an annual basis in different locations.
Events are open to IFBB-affiliated national federations and participation of athletes is limited to A and B teams, which are selected following qualifying competitions in each country.
These Championships provide the most number of points towards the IFBB Elite World Rankings.
The places and dates of the 2019 IFBB World Championships are:
World Children's Championships - Corfu, Greece, June 28 to 30
World Men’s Championships - United Arab Emirates, November 5 to 10
World Junior Championships - Hungary, November 22 to 24
World Fit Model Championships - Latvia, Riga, November 22 to 24
World Fitness Championships - Slovakia, November 29 to December 1
World Masters Championships - Tarragona, Spain, December 6 to 8