Adjudicators evaluate how each participating high school musical meets or exceeds its potential, utilizing its available resources. Each musical is evaluated and scored against itself for consideration, rather than against all other school productions, charging schools to create the best possible work in their unique circumstance and environment. The Shuler Hensley Awards Category Criteria for Excellence provides suggestions and helpful ideas for what Shuler Hensley Awards adjudicators may consider excellent, which would be an eight (8) on the Shuler rating scale.

2016  Shuler Awards Category Criteria for Excellence

Eligible schools must adhere to the following;

  • High School must be located in the state of Georgia.

  • Musical productions must take place between October 7, 2016 and March 19, 2017.

  •  To be adjudicated, a musical production qualifies if it is a full-length musical listed on the 2017 NHSMTA Qualifing Lead Roles

Adjudication Process
Categories
Eligibility
Adjudication Rubric
Adjudication Process

THE ADJUDICATION PROCESS...

3 Adjudicators and 1 Committee Member will attend each production. Adjudicators evaluate how each participating high school musical meets or exceeds its potential, utilizing its available resources. Each musical is evaluated and scored against itself for consideration, rather than against all other school productions, charging schools to create the best possible work in their unique circumstance and environment.

 Each school receives comments on their production within 30 days of the evaluated musical. Schools also receive their scores after the Awards Ceremony in April. Feedback is intended to serve as an educational tool for directors and students, not strictly a review or critique. It is up to the discretion of the director to share these reports with their students, creative staff or administration but often all of those involved in the production will view the adjudicator feedback.

Categories

There are 17 Shuler Award Categories, which are listed below. Six schools will be nominated for each category and four schools will receive honorable mentions in each category accept Leading Actor and Actress.

Schools nominated for Overall Production will perform a musical selection from their production at the Shuler Awards ceremony. The winner of the Showstopper Award will also perform a musical selection from their production. Leading Actor and Actress nominees will perform in a medley at the Shuler Awards ceremony.

 

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Eligibility

Eligible schools must adhere to the following:

 The following people are eligible for individual category Awards:

  • High school students, registered at the participating high school, in grades 9-12.

  • Faculty members, employed by the participating high school or middle / elementary

    school that feeds to the participating high school (full or part-time).Only Award Eligible high school students are considered for the five acting Award categories.

  • Guest Artists, parents, volunteers, K-8 students, homeschool students or anyone other than Award eligible students and faculty, do not qualify for individual category Awards. However, those who are not Award eligible will be evaluated and scored, and considered for the Overall Production category.

  •  The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards encourage participating schools to use readily available school resources, faculty and students. The use of a person (e.g. professional / guest artist) other than a full-time, high school faculty member and/or registered student in grades 9-12, will disqualify the school from that category.

Shuler Award Cat

Adjudication Rubric

Rubric is new and improved this year! All of our Adjudicators adhere to the following evaluation rubric for every participating Shuler production. Please review the rubric below to fully understand how the Adjudicators will score each production. Keep in mind that a school may receive “Fair” in one category and “Excellent” in others.

2015-2016 Shuler Evaluation Rubric

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