ADJUDICATION PROCESS

Several steps are involved in the adjudication process:

  • Adjudicators are trained in scoring, critique, and commentary skills

  • A random selection process assigns Adjudicators to eligible productions submitted by member companies

  • Adjudicators submit extensive ballots that judge multiple aspects of a production

  • Ballots are submitted, and a tabulation formula calculates NH Theatre Award recipients

SCORING CRITERIA & MATRIXES

 

The adjudication system was most recently reviewed and updated in 2015. The ballot, complete with scoring criteria, narrative matrixes, and space for Adjudicator comments, is available in PDF and Microsoft Word format. Scoring a production using this ballot is extensively discussed and practiced at annual adjudication trainings. 

SCORE CALCULATION

 

Each production submitted on time will have six (6) random Adjudicators assigned to adjudicate


An eligible production must have at least three (3) ballots to be officially scored. If fewer than 3 ballots are received then the production will, unfortunately, become ineligible for becoming a top finalist or winning.


The calculation process, based on the number of completed ballots received in the NHTA adjudication website system, works as follows:

Number of ballots received: 6 ballots
Highest and lowest scores dropped
Score Calculation: Average of remaining 4 ballots
 
Number of ballots received: 5 ballots
Highest and lowest scores dropped
Score Calculation: Average of remaining 3 ballots

Number of ballots received: 4 ballots
Score Calculation:

1) Average of the highest and lowest ballots as 1 ballot

2) Average the 3 ballots


Number of ballots received: 3 ballots
Score Calculation: Average all 3 ballots

 

Number of ballots received: 0-2 ballots

Production is ineligible

 

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