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Information for Judges

Judging is perhaps the most important element of a good competition. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be a part of a student’s education. As a Judge, it is your responsibility to rate and rank the student performers in a variety of events.

This test will certify you to judge both Region and State Drama competitions. You will need to pass the test with a score of 100%. You can take the test as many times as you would like. At the end of the test, you will be presented with the correct answers to the questions, and be able to print out, as well as email the test results. Please print out a copy of a passing score and bring with you to any events that you judge.

You will read through the materials presented here, as well as the ballots found in the links to the right in order to pass the quiz.

2023 Competition
October 5-7, 2023

Some of the bigger changes we have made to the competition are as follows:

  1. We will not have a finals round in 2023.

  2. Divisions have been realigned. (See revised rules and regulations for details)

  3. Scoring will be numeric only with the old ranking system only utilized to break ties and that will happen in the tabulation room. Judges will no longer rank students 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc…in a round. The numeric scores do that on their own.

  4. Competition events will be held Thursday-Saturday.

  5. Acting Individual Events (monos and duo/trios) will have their first round on Thursday evening, second round on Friday evening, and third round Saturday morning 

  6. Workshops will be returning. These will only happen on the Saturday of the competition.

  7. We have a new and exciting website for ALL THINGS competition: competition.bard.org. Here you will find important forms, registration, and all other information regarding the competition.

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