2020 Judge Academy


February 15-16, 2020 — Indianapolis, IN
February 29, 2020 – March 1, 2020 — Austin, TX

Academies are two-day events. Academy students will begin one hour before the first performance on Saturday and will need to stay one hour beyond the last performance on Sunday.

THE 2020 WGI JUDGE ACADEMY IS THE SECOND PHASE OF WGI CERTIFY LEVEL 400 for more information on Level 400 and to register for the course, click here.

Requirements for Application:
•At least 3 years active judging experience.
•Completion of WGI-Certify Lesson 340 and receipt of Level 300 THE CIRCUIT JUDGE certificate.
•Completion of WGI-Certify Lesson 320 Second Caption
•UPSTAIRS JUDGES: either movement or equipment
•DOWNSTAIRS JUDGES: opposite caption.
•Completion of WGI-Certify Lessons 400-430

Applicants must submit:
•WGI Circuit Certified Judge (completion of lesson 340) Certificate
•Lesson 320 Second Caption Completion Certificate
•Level 400 Completion Certificate
• Sample of commentary
• 1-World
• 1-Open
• 1-A
• Two (2) letters of recommendation from a WGI affiliate
• CGAB member
• WGI Judge
• WGI Administration/Staff
(Letters of recommendation should attest to scoring, commentary, and professionalism)

After a thorough screening process, WGI will contact the applicant to let them know of their acceptance into the academy. Space is limited in order to operate inside the working regional event and to insure the quality of the experience; therefore not all applicants will be accepted.

Cost – $125 Includes:
•WGI badge & rulebook
•Trial judging on Saturday & Sunday, meals included
•Follow up evaluation

Those selected for additional advancement will have the opportunity to participate in additional training at the WGI World Championships Preliminaries and Semi-Finals in Dayton, Ohio. Each applicant will be invoiced upon acceptance into the academy.

Deadline for Application: September 1, 2019

Accepted Students be notified by October 1, 2019.

Click here to access the 2020 Color Guard Judge Academy Application

If you have any questions, please contact Lyera@wgi.org or call 937-247-5919 ext. 305.