For awards programs that have entries and/or judging arranged by say, geographic area—we call these multi-chapter programs, and we have some great management functionality to help you.
You might have different entry dates by chapter, or a different set of categories. You can assign chapter managers to oversee entries and judges for a particular chapter. You may need to report on entries, by chapter. And you can set-up judging panels (groups of judges) to judge specific chapters.
Award Force multi-chapter functionality makes managing awards programs across groups that much simpler.
Some examples of chapters