Welcome to Illinois National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges

Click on the logo above to access the NAWGJ Website


Click on the logo above to access the USA Gymanstsics Website.


Click on the logo above to access the Xcel Website.

Click on the logo above to access GymJas for Illinois.


The Dianne Durham Humanitarian Award


This go fund me was created in an effort to celebrate

the life of Dianne, and to provide for todays' physical and emotional support.


Please take time to make ANY size donation.


Click here to donate.







  • Winter weather helpful tips
    • ​Keep meet referee’s phone number handy
    • Allow extra time for travel
  • Challenging Meet formats
  • Thank you to judges
    • ​For brining extra electronic devices to meets
    • Mentoring judges for virtual judging format
    • Betsy Ellis for going extra mile to help fellow judge
  • Noteworthy Notes from SJD
    • Continue to social distance at competitions
    • IL USA Gymnastics Committee selected state meet judges. List to be released in March IN
    • Update availability
    • Regional Committee for USA Gymnastics meeting February 15th on regional judging assignments and championship meets
  • ​Christi's Corner
    • Links for Practice Judging, Reference Cards, Composition Cards, Optional and Xcel Vault Chart, Optional Vault Deductions, Xcel Reference Cards, Common Deductions
  • ​​Click here for a copy of the "IN" February 2021 edition



According to USA Gymnastics both live and virtual sanctioned meets are governed by USA Gymnastics Women's Program Rules and Policies (R&P), USA Gymnastics safety guidelines, Safe Sport Policy, and judging criteria.


USA Gymnastics has a page with information on virtual meets including Virtual Sanction Playbooks, FAQ, and Virtual Sanction Resources.  Click here for the website.

  • Virtual Sanction Playbooks
    • ​There is a link to the playbook for Women's Artistic Gymnastics listed
  • ​Frequently Asked Questions
    • ​Questions and answers about virtual sanctions/meets.  
  • USA Gymnastics Virtual Competition Learning Series (Coming Soon)
  • Virtual Sanction Resources
    • ​Information for different resources on virtual meets.
      • ​Flyp10 Information
        • ​If a meet is using Flyp10 as a video submission format a judge must create an account with Flyp 10. There are procedures for Account Management - Creating and Updating your Account on Flyp10 on the USA Gymnastics Virtual Sanctions web page under Virtual Sanction Resources for Flyp10 Information. Click here for the Flyp10 Information web page. 
      • WAG Region 7 Virtual Sanction Q&A
        • ​PowerPoint presentation with information for both the meet director and judges on set-up, camera postion, scoring, and what was learned.
      • WAG 2020-2021 competition Season - Specific Judging Criteria Changes/Update
        • For both virtual AND in-person events for 2020-2021 the run will not be evaluated.
          • Level 1 - ONLY the up to 0.30 Failure to maintain horizontal speed
          • Level 2 and 3 - BOTH up to 0.30 Failure to maintain horizontal speed AND up to 0.30 Insufficient acceleration during the run
        • ​​NAWGJ YouTube Channel 
          • NAWGJ has with different videos on Virtual Judging.  Click here for the website.
        • ​Virtual Test Event Recap: Pink Invitational
          • ​Information on how to set up for a virtual meet including devices, wi-fi and scoring and suggestions.

Update on IRS Mileage Rate


Effecitve January 1, 2021 the new IRS business standard mileage rate $0.56 per mile.

Click here for the update.

2020-2021 Competition Season – Specific Judging Criteria changes/updates


As of 11/13/2020 for vault Level 1, 2 and 3 deductions for the run will not be scored. 

Click here for the update.




The list of items eligible for reimbursement has been updated.

Click here for a list of the items.


Requests for reimbursement from EARNED Educational Benefits MUST INCLUDE the Reimbursement FORM found on IL NAWGJ website
https://www.ilnawgj.com/ and a copy of the actual receipt. (Credit card statements or packing lists are NOT receipts)


Click here for instructions to print receipts from USA Gymnastics for

  • Congress Registration
  • Testing
  • USAG Memberships
  • Technical Material (Code of Points)



  • Gymjas has a new function called Activity Reports which, will cover a judge with insurance.
  • This function is for judge related activities such as a critique, clinic, or unsanctioned mock meet. THIS IS NOT FOR CHOREOGRAPHY OR IN GYM COACHING.
  • The judge is responsibile for entering the information into Gymjas prior to going the gym.  It will be accepted in GymJas up to midnight of the same day.
  • Activity Reports is listed under Create A Contract


Please remember to remain current on memberships


  • Judges your USA Gymnastics membership expires on July 31st. 
  • Verify the expiration dates of your Safety Certification, Safe Sport and Background Check.