Adjudication Process


Each school that participates in the CAPA Marquee Awards will register to have their musical evaluated between January 10-April 28, 2019 by a team of three adjudicators. 

Evaluations will consist of educationally focused feedback and scoring and will be completed through an online system.   All adjudicators will be required to attend an orientation session at the Ohio Theatre on November 14, 2018 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. which will provide guidance on how to fairly evaluate each production on its own merits. Adjudicators will be paid an honorarium of $50.00 per show adjudicated. The number of shows adjudicated by each adjudicator will be based on several factors including the number of participating high schools and the total number of adjudicators. Ideally, we would like each adjudicator to be available to evaluate at least three shows this season.

Become an Adjudicator


We are looking to recruit and select a team of performing arts professionals with backgrounds in education, music, theatre, dance, and related fields to serve as adjudicators for the 2018-2019 CAPA Marquee Awards.

Qualities of an ideal Adjudicator:

  • Ability to adjudicate at least 3 productions during the adjudication period from January 10-April 28, 2019

  • Ability to provide constructive and positive written feedback

  • Ability to recognize potential bias/conflicts of interest and to recuse oneself from those productions/students

  • Ability to score fairly

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Background/Experience in the performing arts

  • Enthusiasm for high school musical theatre

  • Responsible and conscientious

  • Has reliable transportation

  • Has access to consistent and reliable internet service

  • Meets Deadlines



If you believe you have the time, passion, skills, and interest in participating as an adjudicator for the CAPA Marquee Awards, please fill out a CAPA Marquee Awards Adjudicator application.

2018-2019 Adjudicator applications are now closed.  Applications for the 2019-2020 CAPA Marquee Awards season will open in June 2019.


For more information, contact Amy Handra, Director of Education at 614-719-6732 or