Over the months each school participating hosts auditions and/or competitions within their own school. These acts are related to the theme of Dignity and incorporate the arts. The acts are encouraged to combine multiple forms of art to create the most dynamic illustration of Dignity Awareness. The final act chosen at each school will move on to the final competition located at The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo. Each school will perform an act that will display an incredible illustration of awareness, collaboration, and creativity to spread Dignity Awareness. Each act is always a winner by simply participating in this event!
When it's time to purchase your tickets please do so through your associated school, organization, at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Ticket Booth or buy tickets online (when available)! Prices may vary.
Cameras are allowed at the event. Refreshments, promotional materials, and donations will be available for purchase.
JUDGES AND SCORING
The acts will be scored by a panel of seven exclusive judges:
Joe Mesi (American Boxer and Politician)
Andrew Peters (Sabres Alumni)
Dr. Amanda Nickerson (Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention)
Dr. Lynn Boorady (Buffalo State College)
Nicholas Picholas (Kiss 98.5)
Dennis Black (University at Buffalo)
Ed Suk (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
A scorecard and rubric will be used by the judges to score the final competition. The criteria is as follows:
|All categories have score range of either 0-5 or 0-10 that will be specified; the higher the number the better the act in such category. Some categories are weighted higher than others due to the importance of the category. All points will total at the end. The act with the highest total wins. Maximum points an act can receive are 50.|
|Overall Performance (0-5):
& Audience Response
How entertaining and engaging was the act? Did the performance flow and have a definite beginning and end? Was the audience engaged and responsive? Did the act grab people’s attention?
|Stage Presentation (0-10):||
Was a majority of the stage utilized? Were there multiple components to the act (i.e. art, art for the human figure, music, singing, dance, video, slide show, a skit, etc..)? A well rounded and dynamic presentation leads to better stage presentation.
|Dignity Theme (0-10):||Honor and respect for others demonstrated. Caring for others in all areas of life. Illustrated with poise and self-respect without making fun of the driving message. Safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. Does the act incorporate these concepts?|
|Dignity Awareness (0-10):||Sensitivity about the diversities of people, including but not limited to, different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identity, activities, interests and sexes. Call attention to the prevention of bullying. Does the act recognize the need for change and deterrence?|
|Originality (0-5):||Ability to create a thoughtful, creative, innovative and independent act. A unique act that capitalized on the strengths of the students involved.|
|Collaboration (0-10):||Ability to work as a team cooperatively. Working jointly with others to communicate all messages and deliver them clearly and effectively. Were appropriate construction methods and materials used to create a sturdy 'Art of the human form' component, when incorporated in the act?|
The BAND Against Bullying team would like to stress the importance of creating awareness for promoting ‘All Needs for Dignity.’ It is not about winning or losing. Treat others the way you would like to be treated – harmoniously, with dignity, kindness, free of any discrimination, intimidation, harassment, taunting, and/or bullying.
With that being said, it is still fun to have a winner! Students that participate in that act will win a first place trophy.