Carbonell Scoring

How do the Carbonell Judges adjudicate?

The process of adjudication has been designed to provide a thoughtful evaluation of each production.

Productions are adjudicated using a comprehensive rubric to evaluate each element using a scoring system of 1-100, categorizing work as Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor.

​Each production will have seven judges assigned to evaluate it using the rubrics provided. Once the scores are submitted, the highest and lowest score in each category is thrown out and the remaining mid scores are used to calculate the average score for the area being adjudicated. Any active Carbonell judge who sees an eligible production on their own, without being assigned may also submit a ballot.

How are votes tabulated?

An adjudicator completes their voting ballot and submits it to the Carbonell Coordinator no later than 72 hours after attending an eligible production throughout the annual eligibility period. The scores are locked and only accessible by a non-partisan accountant. At the end of the annual eligibility period, once all the ballots are received, the accountant ranks the scores, and the nominee list is provided to the Carbonell Coordinator and authorized board members. Scores cannot be changed on any locked-in ballots.

Based on their accumulated final point scores, the top six candidates in each of the competitive categories will be declared the nominees. The nominees will be announced within two weeks of the end of the annual eligibility period. The nominee with the highest number of points in each category will be announced as the award recipient at the annual Carbonell Awards Ceremony.

The Carbonell Scoring Rubric

The Carbonell Awards scoring rubric is based on the original scoring rubric of the ariZoni Theatre Awards, Phoenix, AZ. The Carbonell Awards board of directors gratefully acknowledges the ariZoni Awards organization and board of directors for allowing us to use their scoring rubric as our model.