A well-rehearsed and prepared competition piece should expect to receive a score of 50 from each judge. Anything above a 50 is exceeding the expectation. Adjudicators will be using the following criteria:
1 Point (Fair): The competitor has not displayed any mastery of the particular skill.
3 Points (Emerging): The competitor has shown a beginning level of understanding and application of the particular skill.
5 Points (Standard): The competitor has displayed a good understanding and application of the particular skill. They have met the basic expectation, but there is room for growth in this area.
7 Points (Above Average): The competitor has exceeded the basic expectation and has displayed an excellent understanding and application of the particular skill. There is little room for growth in this area.
10 Points (Superior): The competitor has mastered the particular skill. There is little to no room for growth in this area.
Numeric score: The total points given to a piece, as identified by the adjudicator’s sheet.
In the case of a numeric tie in any event, tabulation room representatives will rank each round of the tied participant(s) based on the numeric scores given by the adjudicators. The lowest aggregate rank wins. For example:
Two acting monologues receive an overall score of 295. Participant #1 gets first in all three rounds and Participant #2 gets first in two rounds and second in the last round. Participant #1 would be given the first place award and Participant #2 would receive the second place award.
If there is a tie in both scoring and ranking of rounds, the participants will receive a tie.