Leverage awards for high-impact marketing outcomes
Companies around the world are using Award Force to boost their brand, enhance their bottomline and create product placement opportunities.
Proactively increase brand awareness and product placement
A unique + powerful brand property
Apart from your website and offline collateral, what space can you truly claim to own? Social media is saturated, ads are expensive and overcrowded, and whenever you think you found a new placement opportunity, your competitors are not far behind. Your awards are yours alone.
Inbound marketing on steroids
Inbound works because it doesn’t force the buying process and relies on gradual exploration towards the end goal of making a sale. Running an awards program works on the same principle and offers a unique method for encouraging discovery and awareness of a brand and its products.
Engage your community for brand virality
Awards are the perfect community engager! Participants are highly involved, deeply invested and excited to share their participation in your program. That means more eyes on your brand and more opportunities to tell your story.
All the features you’ll need
High-end branding options
Configure the look and feel of Award Force to match your brand and ensure visibility for your sponsors.
Theme options are clever and simple. No coding required.
Make it your Award Force
Theme everything from headers and footers, colours of elements on page and even PDFs and emails sent from the system—all with surprising ease.
Bring your own domain
Your program account gets its own address on one of our white-label domains such as yourbrand.awardsplatform.com, or you can use your own domain. All data exchanged with this domain is encrypted for security and the integrity of your brand.
Award Force ensures your brand looks great from every angle and your program participants can use the device they prefer. It’s easy to enter, judge or manage from any device.
Sponsorship features for partners
Earn more revenue and provide greater value to your awards sponsors with Award Force’s unique sponsor features.
High visibility sponsor placement
Unique and valuable visibility for your sponsors to reach your entrants and judges. Home page and footer placements ensure your sponsors get the visibility they desire.
Drive traffic to your sponsors
The Award Force entry form builder allows for positioning of text, images and video in helpful areas we call “content blocks”. These areas can be used to display image or video based sponsor ads and link directly to the sponsor websites for a boost in traffic.
You can even get creative and make the visitation of those sites part of your entry process.
Built-in social sharing
Leverage social media to organically grow program awareness and maximise interest in your awards.
Custom social messages
Make it quick and easy for entrants to engage others in your program with social sharing buttons. Entrants can use your carefully crafted attention-grabbing default message or write their own message if they prefer.
Make it stand out
Include an eye-catching image with your social posts to maximise visibility and encourage sharing!
Multiple sharing locations
Make sharing easy with social buttons in strategic locations across your account.
Accept entry fees and earn revenue
Super-easy payment handling for paid awards entry, nomination or application fees.
All payment transactions for entries are recorded in detail as orders that can be exported as a spreadsheet for reconciliation, reporting or analysis. Gateway transaction IDs are recorded for cross-referencing payments.
Configure your prices in the currencies you’ll accept, choosing from any global currency (subject to currencies that your payment gateway supports).
Successful payment transactions are accompanied with a receipt, also sent by email and available in the user’s account for later retrieval and reference. No further finance administration obligations to your customers!
Set up different entry prices for members and non-members, early bird entries or late entries. Easily apply different prices by category and chapter. Even configure a mix of free and paid categories.
Discounts, volume pricing
Sophisticated options allow you to set up pricing rules, volume pricing tiers, discount codes, later stage entry fees and special payments (e.g. for trophies).
Verified by Stripe
Award Force is a Stripe Verified Platform Partner. Find out more about our most popular gateway integration.
Data protection is top priority at Award Force. We’re PCI DSS compliant, ISO/IEC 27001 certified, and more. Find out about Award Force security.
Gateways available worldwide
Alipay, Authorize.Net, BluePay, BPOINT (Commonwealth Bank), CyberSource, eWay, First Data, NAB Transact, Paysafe (formerly Netbanx), PayPal Express, PayPal Payflow Pro, Sage Pay, SecurePay, Stripe, Westpac PayWay, WorldPay
Unparalleled awards experience for all participants
All users of the Award Force platform, from entrants to judges and the program management team will enjoy a high quality awards experience. The platform is intuitive, visual and snappy!
Great for you
Award Force provides clear visibility and powerful control over the entire awards lifecycle, without sacrificing ease of use. You’ll have access to everything you need to create and manage an exceptional program and you’ll save time, energy and your sanity too.
Judges love Award Force for the ease of use, powerful judging modes and clear overview of entries and their progress. They’ll save time, stay on track and have fun!
Easy and efficient entry experience, multilingual platform, built-in guidance for the entry form, flexible branding options and easy, secure access combine to create an unparalleled entry experience. It’s no wonder Award Force clients achieve a 29.78% increase in submitted entries, season-on-season.