2020 CG Judge Academy: Applications Open!

July 3, 2019

Become the future of judging!


Enroll in the 2020 WGI Judges Academy and put your face in this picture for the class of ‘21!

WGI Judge Academy Testimonial


“. . . One of the most educational and rewarding experiences of my judging career.”

–Ira Jenkins, Equipment

“We all have strong judging backgrounds coming into the academy system.  What WGI did was frame that training in way that is more meaningful for the designers and performers.”

–Chad Quamme, General Effect

“. . . A truly hands-on education guided by the best in the business.”

–Travis Wingate, Design Analysis

“. . . The support system is unmatched and provides you with the tools to be successful and thrive. This program is the pinnacle of adjudicator education and I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without this incredible opportunity.”

–Kelsey Gleason, Design Analysis

WGI-Certify Level 400 is your gateway!


This advanced level coursework is designed for all judges wanting to elevate expertise, and is the first step for applying to the WGI Judge Academy. Coursework must be completed, and application for the Academy submitted, by September 1, 2019. Click here for more information!

2020 WGI Judge Academy Dates


Indianapolis, IN: February 15-16, 2020

Austin, TX: February 29, 2020 – March 1, 2020

Click Here to Learn More and Apply!