Frequently asked questions
Can I upgrade plans any time?
Yes. At the time of upgrading, you will be charged the difference for the term of the contract.
What counts as a submission?
When an entry / application is completed and successfully submitted it is counted towards the annual limit of submissions available on an account plan.
My program only runs for 3 months. Can I cancel my account after that?
The service agreement is for 12 months. We provide the option to either pay annually upfront with a discount, or break payments down into a monthly amount.
Interestingly, our agreement term used to be for 6 months since most programs are active for 4-6 months. However we have great features for our clients during the 'off-season', so we extended the term to 12 months with no change to the cost. You can display galleries of awardees, with social sharing features, for year-round visibility of your program in your community. Use broadcasts from Award Force to communicate with your participants during the off-season, and stay top-of-mind. Have pre-registration or "expression of interest" registration open during the off-season. And you'll always have immediate, easy access to all your past entries and judging results with the season archive.
What branding is available?
Starter and Plus plans have a clean, neutral design, with ability to add your logo to appear at the top of pages. The Pro and Enterprise plans include full control over account theme, including: brand panels across the page header, emails and PDFs; fine control over colour scheme; high-impact brand imagery on the home / log in page; sponsor visibility across pages, emails, categories and chapters.
We're a not-for-profit. Do you have special pricing?
Many of our clients are not-for-profit organisations. Our prices are very carefully set to ensure our business is sustainable and can provide a high quality product and service to all our clients. So, at this time we don't offer a not-for-profit discount.
Can I pay in my currency instead of US dollars?
Pro and Enterprise plans can be billed in your choice of five currencies: Australian Dollars (AUD), British Pounds (GBP), Canadian Dollars (CAD), Euros (EUR) or US Dollars (USD). Contact us for pricing in these currencies.
Starter and Plus plans are only available in US dollars by starting an account online.
What is the response time for support emails?
From Monday to Friday, support response time worldwide is 4 hours. Support emails received on the weekend are responded to first thing Monday.