I manage a gym and am looking at putting on a Bench Press Competition in August. I need some sort of direction though. How much are typical entry fees, prize money(if any)? Do I need a certified judge? What other kind of regulations are there that I need to know about? I'm looking at doing it in the parking lot under a tent so we can get a lot more spectators. Is this a bad idea considering I live in NC and it can get to be about 100 degrees on any given day and extremely humid. Or is it okay as long as we have large fans blowing under the tent? I noticed there are a lot of weight classes for men and women. Do most competitions use all the weightclasses? Or do some just do percentage of bodyweight to make it easier and more competitive? Any help is appreciated.