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Judging best practices for awards programs

Judging best practices for awards programs

An overview of the Award Force judging suite, some helpful tips, use cases and best practices on how to set up your awards program judging process for ultimate success

Awards programs achieve 30% growth in entry volumes with Award Force

Awards programs achieve 30% growth in entry volumes with Award Force

Awards program growth is a huge motivating factor for many programs. Not only is entry growth important for programs that have an entry fee component––it’s important for those relying on sponsors and an incredibly useful indicator of the growing popularity of your awards.

Award Force: an awards platform accessible to everyone

Award Force: an awards platform accessible to everyone

We believe all users should be able to use Award Force in the way that works best for them. That’s why we continually work to improve accessibility and usability for all and strive to ensure our software complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

The Award manager’s guide to amazing entry experiences

The Award manager’s guide to amazing entry experiences

Experience is everything. Your awards program entrants should enjoy your entry experience and have a positive interaction with your brand and your program. Why? Because a user-friendly and personalised awards experience can increase submissions, improve submission quality and set your program apart.

Remote work: The impact on sustainability + the planet

Remote work: The impact on sustainability + the planet

At Award Force, we run 100% remotely. We’ve been doing so for almost seven years now, and not planning on changing any time soon. Not only do we love working remotely, but it also an action we take in alignment with one of our values: environmental sustainability.

6 Ways to minimise subjectivity in judging

6 Ways to minimise subjectivity in judging

Your judges bring expertise and knowledge to the table, adding precious value to your program’s reputation and outcomes. But when it comes to judging entries, subjectivity can be a risk – your judges are human, and from time to time are subject to bias and conflicts of interest.

Feedback: a value add for your awards program

Feedback: a value add for your awards program

Feedback is an important tool for any performance evaluation – and awards programs are no different. But how you offer it, the language you use and the method used to present it is important. Learn more.

6 Reasons why you should consider a virtual live judging event

6 Reasons why you should consider a virtual live judging event

This year, we’ve all experienced a massive shift in business: the office cubicle turned into home office; live physical events turned virtual. But one thing we’ve learned – a live virtual judging experience can be better than a physical event. Here’s why.

How to grow your awards program – when it isn’t active

How to grow your awards program – when it isn’t active

For everything, there is a season. And that includes the lifecycle of an awards program. When your program is in the off-season, or perhaps even paused due to global uncertainties, it doesn’t mean your program has to stop completely. In fact, the off-season for your awards program is an important season in its own right.

How to run a virtual awards ceremony

How to run a virtual awards ceremony

The show must go on. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we continue to recognise the achievements around us. And it’s completely possible to still hold that awards gala. Here’s how to do it, virtually.