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All content included on this site is the property of Winter Guard International, Inc., or used with permission. This site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. Winter Guard International may grant permission to use material on a case-by-case basis.

Use of any material used, including but not limited to scores, recaps, facts, logos and news articles, requires expressed written consent. Requests for permission must be submitted in writing to or mailed to:

WGI Sport of the Arts
Attn: Marketing
2405 Crosspointe Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45342

WGI may grant permission to use its copyrighted material and other intellectual property at its discretion. Those interested in using WGI intellectual property are encouraged to contact WGI at the address set forth above. Any permissions granted will be confined to a particular use described in the license. Any further use of the material is prohibited without first obtaining additional permission from WGI. All material must be given appropriate credit. Credit for photos must be given to WGI Sport of the Arts.

Logos and company names that appear within the website are the property of their owners.


WGI Photo Policy

As safety is paramount to all performers, any type of flash photography is strictly prohibited. Family, friends and fans may take still photos of WGI events for personal use only. The images may not be sold or otherwise distributed or publicly displayed without the written permission of Winter Guard International. WGI defines public display as a web site, printed publication or physical location where the public at large can gain access to one or more images of a WGI participating group in performance.

Small, non-professional, single frame "point & shoot" cameras are allowed into all venues. However, use of "Professional Cameras" are prohibited at all WGI events, unless the user has appropriate media credentials and prior written approval from Winter Guard International. Any camera that has a detachable lens or lens that extends to four (4) or more inches is considered a "Professional Camera" and thus prohibited.

Tripods or other similar equipment that may obstruct the view or path of travel of others in the stands are also not allowed.

WGI media credentials are restricted to recognized local and national media. Only WGI will issue credentials to working media pursuant to WGI’s media credentialing policies.


Media Credential Policy

Media Credentials are intended for official media outlets  (i.e. newspapers, television, radio) and WGI Sponsors and Partners only.

A representative is required to show official media credentials in order to pick up a pass and must sign in at the World Championship Headquarters with name and media outlet. A student representative of a school's newspaper or yearbook may receive a Media Pass. An adult who is the "official photographer" for a unit does NOT qualify for a WGI event media pass.

The Media Pass will gain the bearer access to the event for the purpose of news, information and image gathering. It is not a ticket to the event. and does not guarantee you a seat at any event, nor does it allow for press box access. Any abuse of the media pass by a representative of a participating unit in the event will result in its revocation, and a possible penalty for the unit associated with the organization.

In the case of television news crews that require more than one pass, you can pick up the additional credential on site with valid station credential presented on site.

Winter Guard International continues to reserve the right to monitor, control and set policy concerning the photographing and recording of its events. Winter Guard International will continue to make video recordings and professional still photographs available through its authorized vendor/partners.


WGI Privacy Policy

The WGI team is committed to protecting your privacy. We value you as a customer and we know how much privacy means to you. To serve you, we gather information needed to process your orders, provide a personalized experience, and improve our overall web site.

All information provided by you the customer to WGI Sport of the Arts is for the sole use of WGI and affiliated groups. Your specific individual information is only released to our business partners when it is needed to process your orders and to provide the customer services you request.

WGI may send you promotional offers or information about upcoming events, merchandise offers, or general information regarding the marching arts. On occasion, a WGI Sponsor or third party may request to send similar activity-oriented information directly to a participating unit’s main contact. These requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  WGI will only release your specific individual information when WGI in good faith believes disclosure is necessary in order to conduct activities and events of WGI in which you have participated or will in the future participate.

WGI may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, web site usage and related information to trusted third parties. These aggregate statistics will include no personal identifying information.

In order to protect the security of transactions on this site, WGI uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software that encrypts information you input.

Cookies are small amounts of information stored locally on your system. We use cookies to help personalize your experience at the Web Site. Our cookies do not include personal identifying information, but they do enable us to store items in your shopping cart between visits.

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By using the Web Site, you are consenting to the collection and use of this information by WGI. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this Web Site so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we will disclose it.

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