Award art, beautifully 

 Art prize management software for exhibitions and design contests 


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Trusted by great art prizes worldwide

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Easily accept, evaluate and exhibit creative submissions with Award Force. Beautifully designed to elevate submitted artwork and extend your brand, it’s fast, secure and an elegant experience for your artists and judges.

Recognise excellence in the arts

Multi-format submissions

Entrants can upload HD video, large images and high-quality audio easily and quickly to showcase their artwork. Award Force accepts all file types, but you have ultimate control over what file types you’d like to allow. 

High-fidelity video and audio playback

Your judges and voters will see each submission as it’s meant to be seen and experienced. All video and audio is automatically processed for high-definition streaming playback. Original uploads are retained and readily available for download too! 

Beautiful galleries

Exhibit your art entries elegantly with the Award Force gallery feature, making it easy to showcase and share program entries in a gallery or slideshow format.

Featured entries in Award Force

Your brand, shining through

Flexible options allow you to theme Award Force to match your brand exactly and provides smart and dedicated locations for sponsor placement.

Powerful judging modes

You choose the best way to assess art entries with four powerful judging modes: Qualifying, Top pick, VIP judging, and Public voting.

Top pick scoring in Award Force

Get a quick look

Award Force provides a comprehensive set of features for assessing media based entries.

In this video example we demonstrate how you could use our straightforward voting mode to judge photography entries.


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I would advise anyone running an awards program, especially those using a paper-based system, to consider an online system like Award Force. It is more cost-effective and eases the judges’ workload.

June Graham, Awards Manager
The Victorian School Design Awards
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Manage entries in award management system

Manage your art contest with a system designed for artistic submissions. 

Whatever the submission format, Award Force’s art contest software is up to the task — and then some. With full HD video playback, high fidelity audio players and high impact visual galleries, you can beautifully manage any type of art award. 

Award Force is simple to use and stunning to look at and will give all participants in your program, from entrants, judges, to you and your team a great audio and visual experience.

An art contest software where you’re in control

  • Make system configuration changes directly
  • Manage video, audio or graphic submissions with ease
  • Beautifully present submissions to judges or the public
  • Easily themed to suit your brand
  • Flexible configuration for your art program needs
  • Life-cycle management: planning, entries, judging, awards, close-out
  • Real-time reporting and export of filtered data sets
  • Easy to track progress at any time
  • Full database of all users
  • Native integration with Salesforce for two-way data exchange
  • Exports and bulk downloads
  • Support when you need it
  • Yes, it’s actually fun!

See feature list for more detail

Enter  /  Nominate

Start an entry in Award Force

Provide your artists peace of mind and an intuitive environment to create and submit entries quickly.

With all the tools required to upload files, the visual indicators necessary to keep entrants informed and the ability to check and save submissions for later, entrants leave the system feeling confident their art will be shown as intended. 

Entrants have freedom to edit and refine their entries right up until deadline, even after submission.

Paid entries? No problem. Better ROI from ease-of-use encourages increased revenue from submission fees, and higher user-satisfaction than alternatives.

Easy for the entrant

  • Easy, fast registration
  • All common audio, video and graphic formats supported
  • Upload multiple files at once
  • Welcome message and contextual information
  • Auto save as you go
  • Changes after submission
  • Intuitive entry process, no training required
  • Entry management
  • Easy entry into multiple categories
  • Preview entry, download PDF record
  • Award-winning system design to match the beautiful entries

Great for you

Features to deliver the outcomes you need:

  • Unlimited entries
  • Track volume
  • Track completion status
  • Easy notification and broadcast communication with entrants
  • Flexible configuration of entry categories and criteria
  • Configurable nomination workflow
  • Accept payment to enter with leading payment gateways
  • Any file attachments, unlimited size

See entry feature list for more detail

Judge  /  Adjudicate

Public voting in Awards system

Judges enjoy submissions as they are intended to be experienced.  You want certainty that awards go to the most deserving applicants. Good evaluation makes for better decisions and best outcomes. 

Award Force delivers an outstanding audio and visual experience that puts your judges in the best position to discover the next masterpiece.

In-person judging? Award Force is tablet enabled so your judges can easily access entry information and judge on the spot.

Easy to use and incredibly elegant, your judges won’t want to use anything else, ever again.

Judge’s view

  • High impact galleries for visual judging
  • Full HD video playback
  • High fidelity audio player
  • Judges only see the entries assigned to them
  • Easy to use, no training required
  • Each entry is all on one clear page, no clicking back-and-forth
  • Options to share scores and comments
  • Easy to track judging status
  • Tablet enabled judging is great for live, in-person judging days
  • Slideshow view for group judging of visual material

Your view

  • Powerful configuration of judging panels and judging assignments
  • Built-in acceptance of confidentiality agreement for judges
  • Scoring audit matrix provides visibility and confidence in score breakdown
  • Real-time judging leaderboard with scores + comments
  • Visibility of judging progress
  • Easy communication with judges
  • Manage shortlist, through finalists and award of results

See judging suite feature list for more detail

Award excellence.

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