USITT Board Statement on Adjudication

Approved November 20, 2015

As a part of fulfilling the Institute's mission, USITT frequently curates awards and exhibitions, bestows honors, and selects participants in competitive programming that can involve the evaluation of the work of its members.

All organizers must avoid the possibility of favoritism and other perceived inequities that will diminish the credibility of the award or event. Adjudicators and respondents must recuse themselves whenever a conflict or perceived conflict is present, and applicants should provide blind entries whenever possible. The curatorial process must be transparent; including rubrics and written feedback that is available upon request.