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Award Force product overview

Price starts from

2000

Per year

Flat Rate

What is Award Force?

Award Force is an online awards management system offering users tools to manage entries, take payments, promote their awards, and manage judging. Entries can be submitted online 24/7, with continuous auto-save meaning that no work is lost if an entrant loses connection to the website. Users can then review, moderate, track, tag, search, and filter entries in real time. Payment gateway integration allows entrants to pay any entry fees online, and users can set fees and accept payment in multiple currencies, with additional options for variable fees, such as early bird or late entries, offering discount codes, and configuring VAT/GST.

Key benefits of using Award Force

Entries can be submitted online 24/7, with users able to manage, track, tag, search, and filter entries in real time.

Each awards account is given a vanity domain, and users can customize it with their own brand assets, logos, and color palette.

Spreadsheet reports including entries, payment transactions, scores, comments, judging progress, judging leaderboard, and votes leaderboard can be exported.

Four judging modes include: qualifying, with crowd consensus on which entries should qualify; top pick, using the single transferable vote (STV) system; voting, to engage participants with social sharing; and VIP judging, leveraging the knowledge of experienced judges.

Results from each stage of judging are presented on a leaderboard in real time, with the ability to sort and filter results.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Videos
Webinars

Award Force pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

179

Starting from

2000

Per year

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Award Force features

Functionality

4.5

/5

179

Total features

70

8 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Third-Party Integrations
API
Data Import/Export
Alerts/Notifications
Reporting/Analytics
Electronic Payments

Award Force users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

179

Positive reviews

99

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.5/10
Rating distribution

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2

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Pros
Emphasize how it safeguards sensitive information and ensures the integrity of the awards process. Which is in fact very high in quality and confidentiality kept tight.
Award Force has been quick to answer queries and address issues. They are also good at finding solutions that best suit our needs.
We were manually collecting/managing awards before award force - so award force was incredibly welcomed.
Cons
I do find it frustrating that specific features are not present in the software.
I found it hard to visualise how to set up the system as a first time user, as there were no examples given for what I was looking for so the setup was a bit time consuming.
I DID ask if there was a file size limit for the upload (the answer is no) but I did not ask if the file sizes have an effect on the download.
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Michelle M.

marketing manager

Retail, 1,001-5,000 employees

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A Little Tricky But Excellent and Fast Support

Reviewed 4 years ago

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Alex L.

Events Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The perfect software for running custom awards!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Our old system for managing online entries and giveaways was clunky and timeconsuming. We knew it was a weak area for our marketing efforts but were unsure of the right way to implement a solution. One of our teammembers found Award Force and we implemented it almost immediately. It's streamlined our efforts so much and allowed us to run giveaways much more efficiently!

Pros

Award Force is extremely user friendly, while also providing a robust and feature filled platform. The system walks you through every step of what you need to run your custom award program. The layout is clean and organized, while simultaneously ensuring that the functionality of the platform is not dumbed down. You will find it is very sophisticated and able to be highly customized for your organization's needs. For our organization, we loved the ability to customize the site to use our brand's assets, without needing to bring in an outside designer or developer. Even better, the vast online guides and reference materials are awesome. They're a huge resource when you're onboarding Award Force for your organization. If you need any answers, they're just a minute away.

Cons

I would like to see better sorting and better reporting. Our owner is a report fiend and sometimes we struggle with not being able to export exactly the reports we need for meetings and check ups. Overall not a huge problem, but something we would like to see addressed in the future.

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Ingrid L.

Higher Education, 501-1,000 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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After the learning curve: the relief!

Reviewed 4 years ago

It was not quite so easy on the Admin end because the system is complex and allows for many configurations, but the customer service is stellar! I got replies to my queries regardless of day or time within a few hours, and even had a few video calls. I am a fan !

Pros

We use it to allow design students to upload their work at the end of the year. Setting the system up to meet our requirements was challenging because there are so many options, but once it was configured the students found it very easy to upload their work, and even sent some fan mail. They could revise their entries up to the deadline, we could specify the acceptable file types and everything worked smoothly. We also invited reviewers to comment on the work , that too was very easy on the user end.

Cons

There are a few odd things here: it is , for instance, not possible to sort all entrants by their last name, only by their first. If a judge is already in the AF system they have to use their previous password to log in which can cause confusion. With the help of AF we set up an algorithm that randomly assigned student work to reviewers and you would think that it would be easy for the computer to...

Vendor response

Thank you for your honest review, Ingrid! As much as we love fan mail, we also like to hear about the pain points of our clients. Bulk downloading is a slow process for sure and we have some ideas to optimise and improve it in the future. Some other interesting insights too which have been passed on to the Product team.

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Den B.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Review for Award Force by Den Barrault

Reviewed 7 years ago

I enjoy using Award Force, and in general find the platform easy to use, and quite polished in the way it is presented. My users also support this opinion. For an administrator, I do find it frustrating that certain features are not present: - not having a record of notifications - not being able to copy anyone into notifications - not being able to contact collaborators in an application (only...

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Vendor response

Thanks for the lovely review and feedback Den. As you know, we're regularly adding improvements and features¿ we do need to get better at communicating those though! You'll be pleased to know that there are further improvements coming to broadcasts (notifications) that address some of your requests, and some other grant-specific features that I think you'll be interested in¿ an email is coming your way with details :)

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Used other for 1-2 years

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Award Force is easy to use and has helped me save so much time in gathering entries to our Awards!

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Its user friendly interface makes it very easy to set up a session and manage the entries to you awards. I like that the information from the previous years can be reused, making it even more easy to use years after years. The information displayed on the dashboard are really useful. You can keep track of how many entries you've got at the moment, how many have already been submitted and how many are still in progress. The graph displaying how many entries have been created over the last few days also helps us analyse our impact. For example we can see whether the last email we've sent to promote the awards has generated new entries. We send I also love the broadcasting feature, which makes it so easy to contact all the entrants at once. Bye bye mailmerge emails, hello simplicity!

Cons

Setting up the criteria for each categories has been my least favorite part of the set up. It's still rather user friendly, and I'm not sure whether you could make this step easier, but I found it quite tideous. The data analysis features could be better too. For example we wanted to compare the amount of entries created/submitted in the 2016-17 session and the 2017-18 session but were unable to do so.

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Bronwyn S.

Financial Services, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Having used Raisers Edge I found changing over to AF so much easier and more intuitive to use.

Reviewed 6 years ago

I can bring all my information together and export to Excel. I have the opportunity to learn as I go or with a consultants assistance and the software is very responsive to my particular award needs.

Pros

Processes are relatively easy as is replicating seasons. Pulling reports is an absolute joy compared to asking the database the right questions as you do in RE and any queries or challenges you may face are quickly fixed by the team of consultants. They're happy to show you, teach you or do it for you. I also really like the ability to choose what you can see.

Cons

It can be tricky at times like all software however, by working slowly through the problem and with the assistance of the consultants, the majority of challenges can be worked through

Award Force FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Award Force offer?

Award Force has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: €2000.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of Award Force?

Award Force has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Award Force support?

Award Force supports the following languages:
Italian, French, German, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hindi, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, Japanese, English, Hebrew


Q. Does Award Force offer an API?

Yes, Award Force has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Award Force integrate with?

Award Force integrates with the following applications:
authorize.net, PayPal, Google Analytics 360, Worldpay, WordPress, Twitter/X, Stripe, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Meta for Business


Q. What level of support does Award Force offer?

Award Force offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

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