Divisions & Awards

There are two competitive divisions in WDC: Solo Exhibition and Group Exhibition.


Solo

Competitive drill done by one driller

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Group

Competitive drill done by 2-4 drillers

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Rules for Solo Exhibition: This division requires the use of a demilitarized or replica rifle weighing at least 8 lbs. Per the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), a competitor may use more than multiple weapons (rifles, swords, etc.). However, competitors must at least use one weapon.

Rules for Group Exhibition: This division requires the use of at least one demilitarized or replica rifle weighing at least 8 lbs. However, unarmed drillers and other weapons may be included.

For more information on the rules of competition for each division, please review the SOP.


Awards

Historically, the WDC prize money has been funded by donations from outside supporters. The availability of such prizes are at the discretion of the donors and ARE NOT GUARANTEED. Each year, Sports Network International guarantees a starting cash prize (shown below). If outside donors decide to contribute, these funds will be added to the prize pots.

The following awards are given for Top 3 placement in the Solo and Group Exhibition categories:

Solo Exhibition Awards

1st Place

  • The WDC Champion Ring
  • 10% of the total entry fees

2nd Place

  • A silver event medal specially designed for the WDC
  • 10% of the total entry fees

3rd Place

  • A bronze event medal specially designed for the WDC
  • 10% of the total entry fees

Group Exhibition Awards

1st Place

  • The WDC Champion Rings
  • 15% of the total entry fees

2nd Place

  • Silver event medals specially designed for the WDC
  • 15% of the total entry fees

3rd Place

  • Bronze event medals specially designed for the WDC
  • 10% of the total entry fees

NOTE: Group entry cash prize awards will ONLY be guaranteed should 8 competition groups or more compete at the WDC.

King’s Guard Award

The King’s Guard Award, named after the legendary King’s Guard Drill Team of Hawai’i, is given to the WDC competitor or other drill enthusiast, who in the opinion of the WDC Competition Director, has demonstrated the highest unique levels of creativity and talent, as well as great artistic theories toward the art of drill, will receive this award at the WDC Awards Ceremony.

This award is completely subjective and based as much on the glorification of the art of drill throughout the entire year as it is for the performance done on the WDC floor. It is the highest honor anyone can receive involving the Military Drill Community. While not a cash reward, if the winner is a driller, they will be the only person who will maintain a guaranteed entry slot within the WDC competition for the future year and have their solo exhibition drill registration fee waived.