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Spam traps, what they are and how to avoid them

Spam traps, what they are and how to avoid them

Spam traps are a tool used by ISP’s to identify and track spammers. Essentially, they are an unmanned email address that alerts an ISP anytime an email lands in its inbox. If by some chance you send an email to this address, you get flagged as a spammer and you will find it extremely difficult to get any of your email delivered.

Attachments… more than just paperclips

Attachments… more than just paperclips

Attachments in Award Force are not just a paperclip on the side of an input box. They are a fully fledged power tool which gives you, your team and your program participants an exceptional experience, leaving you wondering “why doesn’t everyone handle attachments like that?”

Award Force GDPR functionality

Award Force GDPR functionality

How exactly does Award Force protect you and your participant data?

Complying with GDPR may not be relevant for you— in any case, we still encourage best-practice protection of personal data wherever you are. There are likely to be other data protection laws that do apply to your organisation.

Our trust + transparency overview

Our trust + transparency overview

The General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, is Europe’s way of strengthening and unifying data protection for all individuals within the European Union. Here at Award Force, we want to offer consistent protection to citizens globally, which is why…

How to attract sponsors to your program

How to attract sponsors to your program

Attracting sponsors to your program can be an arduous process that requires dedication, positivity and planning. In this article we outline the process of preparing, finding and approaching sponsors for your program.

Award Force support options

Award Force support options

Award Force is software and a service and we want to ensure, as a client, you know about and receive the best service we can possibly provide.We have service options for every situation.

What is a slug?

What is a slug?

We’re not talking about your garden variety pest. In Award Force, the use of slugs is powerful, and can make life easy when it comes to program management.

Get ready, GDPR is coming

Get ready, GDPR is coming

Etch it into your mind— 25 May 2018. This is the day the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect and it will affect everyone, not just companies/organisations based in the European Union.

Column + export management

Column + export management

One of the key focus areas for Award Force has always been in the details. We understand that even the smallest details make all the difference to the experience you and your participants have when interacting with the Award Force software.

Choose best-of-breed software to ensure exceptional experiences

Choose best-of-breed software to ensure exceptional experiences

We’re often asked if Award Force has functionality to sell tickets for events. After all, awards often go hand-in-hand with a celebratory gala event. We’ve thought about it in earnest and explicitly chosen not to develop ticket sales features, with very good reason that we would like to share

Keep everything on track with broadcasts

Keep everything on track with broadcasts

It takes program management superheroes to coordinate all of the moving parts in a recognition program. All participants, from entrants and judges to you and your team are on a timeline and ensuring it all gets done within that timeline is critical.

Team Award Force supports Sea Shepherd

Team Award Force supports Sea Shepherd

The Award Force team cares about helping our clients recognise excellence in their field and we can think of nothing better than when a deserving individual or organisation is given credit for their extraordinary skill and hard work.