2020 Judge Academy

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a certified WGI Color Guard judge? Now you can find out with the WGI Color Guard Judges Academy.

After the applicants undergo a thorough screening process, WGI will contact the prospective student to let them know of their acceptance into the academy.

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

All 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.

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
Each applicant will be invoiced upon acceptance into the academy.
2020 Color Guard Judge Academy Application

Deadline September 1, 2019

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


Accepted Students Will Receive

•WGI badge & rulebook
•Trial judging on Saturday & Sunday, meals included
•Follow up evaluation

If you have any questions, please contact
 [email protected] or call 937-247-5919 x 305