Award Force Overview

What is 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.

Award Force Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1 188,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Four plans available, starting from US$99 per month with an annual payment.


Award Force Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English and 9 others, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Media

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
All results from different rounds of judging are updated in Award Force in real time
Award Force's Top Pick judging mode gives each judge a single transferable vote (STV)
Award Force also includes a VIP Judging mode, where judges score entries based on their experience and knowledge
The Voting mode in Award Force encourages participants to share their entry on social media to gain votes
Use your program dashboard to track performance of entry volumes, status, categories, order volumes, entry fees and more!
All results from different rounds of judging are updated in Award Force in real time
Award Force screenshot: Award Force allows users to select and manage judges, or open judging to all participants Award Force screenshot: 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 screenshot: All results from different rounds of judging are updated in Award Force in real time Award Force screenshot: Award Force's Top Pick judging mode gives each judge a single transferable vote (STV) Award Force screenshot: Award Force also includes a VIP Judging mode, where judges score entries based on their experience and knowledge Award Force screenshot: The Voting mode in Award Force encourages participants to share their entry on social media to gain votes Award Force screenshot: Use your program dashboard to track performance of entry volumes, status, categories, order volumes, entry fees and more! Award Force screenshot: All results from different rounds of judging are updated in Award Force in real time

Award Force Reviews

Award Force Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
102

Very good
19

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,9
99% recommended this app
Matthew charles G.

Money, time and resources well spent!

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.


Christine J.

Value for Money, Infinite Customization, GREAT Customer Support

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.


Sienna K.

Great all in one awards tool

Overall a great tool with a lot of capability and customization. Could still use a few programming tweaks to just make it easier to use and a bit more intutive.


Betty L.

Awards tool for my awards program

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.


Jeff P.

A great fit for our contest

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.


Matthew charles G.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Money, time and resources well spent!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/08/01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Christine J.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Value for Money, Infinite Customization, GREAT Customer Support

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/23
Review Source: Capterra

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).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Sienna K.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great all in one awards tool

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

Overall a great tool with a lot of capability and customization. Could still use a few programming tweaks to just make it easier to use and a bit more intutive.

Pros

Customization of both the nomination process and judging. Allows you to really tailor the questions and judging process to your specific needs. I like that you can create different juding rounds as well to help narrow down finalists and winners when there are a lot of entries.

Cons

Some learning curve to navigate the tool. For example I wanted to change the name of a certain field but instead of just editing the title I had to edit how that field displayed in the system. Would like a little more cusomtization on data merges as well where you can merge the name of the cateogry into a question for example vs creating duplicates of the same question with conditions. Also the text areas use markdown formatting which take a bit more time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Betty L.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Awards tool for my awards program

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/19
Review Source: Capterra

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!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jeff P.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

A great fit for our contest

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/23
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,6/10
Based on 122 user ratings
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Award Force Pricing

Award Force Pricing

Starting from
US$1 188,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Four plans available, starting from US$99 per month with an annual payment.

Four plans available, starting from US$99 per month with an annual payment.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 122 user ratings
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Award Force Features

Award Force Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Award Force

Additional information for Award Force

Key features of Award Force

  • API access
  • Auto-save
  • Completion status tracking
  • Customizable branding
  • Discount codes
  • Entry galleries
  • Entry volume tracking
  • Flexible categories
  • Flexible entry criteria
  • Flexible pricing rules
  • Four judging modes
  • Judges' feedback
  • Judging leaderboards
  • Multi-chapter awards
  • Multi-currency support
  • Multi-language
  • Multiple judging rounds
  • Online entry
  • Online payments
  • Reviewing and moderation
  • Role management
  • Season archive
  • Social & mobile authentication
  • Social sharing
  • Sponsor visibility
  • Submission management
  • Unlimited size file attachments

Benefits

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.

Award Force FAQs

Award Force FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Award Force.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Award Force offer?

Award Force offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$1 188,00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Four plans available, starting from US$99 per month with an annual payment.

Q. What are the main features of Award Force?

Award Force offers the following features:

  • API access
  • Auto-save
  • Completion status tracking
  • Customizable branding
  • Discount codes
  • Entry galleries
  • Entry volume tracking
  • Flexible categories
  • Flexible entry criteria
  • Flexible pricing rules
  • Four judging modes
  • Judges' feedback
  • Judging leaderboards
  • Multi-chapter awards
  • Multi-currency support
  • Multi-language
  • Multiple judging rounds
  • Online entry
  • Online payments
  • Reviewing and moderation
  • Role management
  • Season archive
  • Social & mobile authentication
  • Social sharing
  • Sponsor visibility
  • Submission management
  • Unlimited size file attachments

Q. Who are the typical users of Award Force?

Award Force has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Award Force support?

Award Force supports the following languages:

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

Q. What type of pricing plans does Award Force offer?

Award Force has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Award Force support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Award Force supports

Q. What other apps does Award Force integrate with?

Award Force integrates with the following applications:

Authorize.net, BluePay, Facebook, Google Analytics, PayPal, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Stripe, Twitter, Wordpress, Worldpay

Q. What level of support does Award Force offer?

Award Force offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, FAQs