About Award Force

Award Force is an online awards management system offering users tools to manage entries, take payments, promote their awards, and manage judging. Entries can be submitted online 24/7, with continuous auto-save meaning that no work is lost if an entrant loses connection to the website. Users can then review, moderate, track, tag, search, and filter entries in real time. Payment gateway integration allows entrants to pay any entry fees online, and users can set fees and accept payment in multiple currencies, with additional options for variable fees, such as early bird or late entries, offering discount codes, and configuring VAT/GST.

Award Force includes four different judging modes: Qualifying is used to determine, through consensus, which entries should qualify for following rounds of judging; Top Pick gives each participant a single transferable vote (STV), allowing them to rank their favourite entries in descending order; Voting enables entrants to share their entry on social media to gain votes; and VIP Judging draws on the knowledge and experience of invited judges to score entries. Judging can take place in multiple rounds, and users can manage judges and panels for each round and mode of judging. Results are available in real time, with leaderboards of entries and judges rankings, which can be sorted and filtered. Judges’ feedback can also be automatically delivered to entrants.

Award Force includes a vanity domain for each award account, and users can customize their domain with a color palette to match their brand, alongside brand assets and logos. Sponsors can also be given visibility throughout the awards process. Users can also export data and download reports on multiple aspects of the awards process, including entries, payments, judging progress, scores, comments, judging leaderboards, and votes leaderboards. All entries and results from each season are stored in an online archive, which can be referred back to at any time.

Key benefits of Award Force

Entries can be submitted online 24/7, with users able to manage, track, tag, search, and filter entries in real time.

Each awards account is given a vanity domain, and users can customize it with their own brand assets, logos, and color palette.

Spreadsheet reports including entries, payment transactions, scores, comments, judging progress, judging leaderboard, and votes leaderboard can be exported.

Four judging modes include: qualifying, with crowd consensus on which entries should qualify; top pick, using the single transferable vote (STV) system; voting, to engage participants with social sharing; and VIP judging, leveraging the knowledge of experienced judges.

Results from each stage of judging are presented on a leaderboard in real time, with the ability to sort and filter results.

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French and 9 others, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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Use your program dashboard to track performance of entry volumes, status, categories, order volumes, entry fees and more!
Award Force allows users to select and manage judges, or open judging to all participants
The Qualifying judging mode in Award Force takes a consensus of whether or not an entry should qualify for further rounds of judging
Award Force's Top Pick judging mode gives each judge a single transferable vote (STV)
The Voting mode in Award Force encourages participants to share their entry on social media to gain votes
Award Force also includes a VIP Judging mode, where judges score entries based on their experience and knowledge
All results from different rounds of judging are updated in Award Force in real time
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Features

Total features of Award Force: 76

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Applications Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Awards Management
  • Blind Judging
  • CRM
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Questions
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deadline Management
  • Discount Management
  • Document Review
  • Donor Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Submission
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Entrant Management
  • Entry Fee Processing
  • Entry Management
  • Feedback Management
  • Forms Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • Grant Management
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Judging Management
  • Labeling
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Order Management
  • Polls/Voting
  • Progress Reports
  • Question Branching
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Scoring
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Contests (Photo, Essay, Design, etc)
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Promotion
  • Status Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timeline Management
  • Voting Management
  • Web Forms
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(138)
Value for Money
4,6/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Matthew charles G.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Money, time and resources well spent!

Reviewed on 2019/08/01

Using a designated and bespoke product like AF, has taken out so much stress and uncertainty around...

Using a designated and bespoke product like AF, has taken out so much stress and uncertainty around getting the nominations in and judged remotely. we had over 1000 entries that needed to go through a very clear and strict judging process (in light of being fare and transparent ) We could let judging take place remotely and smoothly, with the confidence of our data security and personal reputational image being protected.

Pros

Everything!

Especially the rep our account tech support manager. she was on hand 24/7 with not just support, but with solutions, and confidence building techniques to help me take charge of the growth of our work.

The platform itself, is slick, very user friendly and a 100% reliable. It gave us the confidence we needed to launch our first annual HEAT awards. this has gone so well, we are already pencilling in next years campaign.

Award Force have been the first and only platform I have used for this task, but I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
In the grand scheme of things the cost was extremely good for all the benefits we obtained, and even though our event programme is over, we are still able use all the data for our analysis and personal development.

Cons

In all honesty I have very little bad to say about the whole experience.

If you really pushed me for a balanced review, I would have to say that on a couple of times and considering I emailed support up to 4 times a day in the build up of our launch. that if our designated manager was out of the office or had finished for the day. The person that took over sometimes was a little enthusiastic to come back with a response and not grasp how slow I was being.

That's really nothing bad just maybe a pointer for the future that they get a summary of the clients habits and personal synopsis before responding to a query.

Response from Award Force

Thank you for your wonderful words, Matt! Specially appreciate the shout out to Rachel! Thank you also for the feedback about the support received from other members; we are a global team available 24x5 and feedback like this is valuable for us to be able to give more personalised service.

Jeff P.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Other for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A great fit for our contest

Reviewed on 2020/07/23

Last year, we chose Award Force to replace a competitor that was going to raise its price by an...

Last year, we chose Award Force to replace a competitor that was going to raise its price by an unreasonable amount. A year later, I wish we had chosen Award Force sooner! Easy to use for administrators, contest entrants and contest judges. The price is very reasonable and we are excited to start up our contest using Award Force for the second year in a row. Customer support is outstanding.

Pros

1. Ease to implement and manage for administrators.
2. Ease of use for end users (contest entrants).
3. Great set of tools to set up and use the contest judging component.

Cons

Just one thing. Wish the company could allow us to use our primary online payment vendor. We have an existing account for one that does work, but it'd be nice to consolidate and have just one product to deal with in terms of online payment. That said, Award Force has already listened to our concern and our request was forwarded on.

Betty L.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Other for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Awards tool for my awards program

Reviewed on 2019/04/19

Overall experience is good with the tool. easy to set up and reviewing and run the nomination...

Overall experience is good with the tool. easy to set up and reviewing and run the nomination report. but the bug issue is keep happening all the time. this make me not very happy with this tool.

Pros

The structure, the analysis report, export the data I received. allow the attachment for people submission

Cons

there are some bugs happened in last couple of days when I open my nomination process to large audience.

Response from Award Force

Hi Betty, sorry for your troubles. From the support email we last exchanged, it seems the problem happened because of a setting issue. Your colleague Carl later switched it on and everything worked as expected. If there's anything else you would like to report, please let us know asap!

Lauren G.
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Other for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Loving this program!

Reviewed on 2020/12/22

It is easy to use. The help articles and videos are also really good.

It is easy to use. The help articles and videos are also really good.

Pros

We used a different program for three years for my association. It became harder to use each year. After helping two other associations on judging their awards, we got to work on Award Force and really loved it. So when our three year contract was done with the other program, we switched to Award Force.

We love how easy it is to work with and also how all of the content is arranged for the administrators.

We only started the process in 2020. We created our awards program, opened the awards and people started submitting their entries. Then COVID hit and we cancelled the awards. But up to that point, we did not have any problems.

Oh - and our other program did not have a shopping cart. For our members, this was a game changer.

Cons

Nothing so far. We are just starting our second year with the program and did not get to the judging part last year due to COVID. But many of us have been on the judging side for other associations who also have Award Force and it was easy.

Christine J.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Other for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Value for Money, Infinite Customization, GREAT Customer Support

Reviewed on 2020/07/23

We used AwardForce to run a two-round (semi-finalist + finalist) grant application process that...

We used AwardForce to run a two-round (semi-finalist + finalist) grant application process that required two different applications and two rounds of judging. AwardForce made the application and judging process easy, and customer support couldn't have been better.

Pros

I appreciated the level of customization that was possible, which makes this product flexible for different needs and even changes mid-stream. Perhaps the most valuable was the highly responsive and friendly customer support team via email or phone, which I leaned on frequently.

Cons

The in-app reporting views are limited, so I ended up exporting data to Excel to do certain kinds of sorting, filtering, and other data analysis. Also, the process of assigning judges was cumbersome in my case (instead of set judging groups, we assigned different combinations of judges to different applications - which was a multi-step process).

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  • Starting from: US$1 188,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
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Four plans available, starting from US$99 per month with an annual payment.

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Award Force has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Award Force supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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Award Force offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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