Award Force Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Award Force

Awards management software

4.85/5 (93 reviews)

Award Force overview

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.

Award Force includes four different judging modes: Qualifying is used to determine, through consensus, which entries should qualify for following rounds of judging; Top Pick gives each participant a single transferable vote (STV), allowing them to rank their favourite entries in descending order; Voting enables entrants to share their entry on social media to gain votes; and VIP Judging draws on the knowledge and experience of invited judges to score entries. Judging can take place in multiple rounds, and users can manage judges and panels for each round and mode of judging. Results are available in real time, with leaderboards of entries and judges rankings, which can be sorted and filtered. Judges’ feedback can also be automatically delivered to entrants.

Award Force includes a vanity domain for each award account, and users can customize their domain with a color palette to match their brand, alongside brand assets and logos. Sponsors can also be given visibility throughout the awards process. Users can also export data and download reports on multiple aspects of the awards process, including entries, payments, judging progress, scores, comments, judging leaderboards, and votes leaderboards. All entries and results from each season are stored in an online archive, which can be referred back to at any time.
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Pricing

Starting from
$1188/year
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch and 9 other languages, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Award Force screenshot: Award Force allows users to select and manage judges, or open judging to all participantsAward ForceAward Force screenshot: The Qualifying judging mode in Award Force takes a consensus of whether or not an entry should qualify for further rounds of judgingAward Force screenshot: Award Force's Top Pick judging mode gives each judge a single transferable vote (STV)Award Force screenshot: The Voting mode in Award Force encourages participants to share their entry on social media to gain votesAward Force screenshot: Award Force also includes a VIP Judging mode, where judges score entries based on their experience and knowledgeAward Force screenshot: All results from different rounds of judging are updated in Award Force in real time

Award Force reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Gil Benbrook

Award Force is incredible- easy to use and very easy to customize for our Award program requirements

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-19
Review Source: Capterra

-Ease of use -Highly accessible with information that is always available - whether on a desktop, lapto, tablet or mobile device -Eliminates virtually all manual paper work that our previous system required - Easy to contact all users or subsets of users via email using the Broadcast Message feature, which was something that previously we had to do using email and determining who we needed to contact

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Ped Briggs

A dream come true for Award Managers!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-08-11
Review Source: Capterra

When we realised we needed to up our game with online entries for our Awards we researched every product on the market. The investment was quite significant for our annual not-for-profit Awards so we needed to ensure we made the right decision - and we now know we did! Every single member of the Award Force team that we've dealt with from our initial enquiry through to ongoing support has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. They are incredibly responsive but never pushy, providing the exact information you need without delay and are always happy to help - even with the daft queries we're all capable of from time to time... The system is so intuitive, logical and easy to use that I have been very self sufficient since my introduction session. When I have a query or start working on a new stage of the Awards the online training and extensive reference guides have been invaluable resource to find the answer within minutes. I've only had to submit two helpdesk tickets and both have been responded to and resolved incredibly quickly. We have received more entries than any previous year of the Awards and have received nothing but positive feedback from our entrants. To reach the judging stage without a single issue with the user accounts or entries has been fantastic and is a real credit to the Award Force team that develop and manage the system, so a HUGE thank you to them for making my life as an Awards Manager so easy. The time (and headaches!) I have saved this year has been amazing - it just all happens in the background while you keep a watchful eye on the dashboard and smile... The thing I really love about Award Force is that I'll get an email just to check how thing are going through the various stages of the Awards, reminding me that support is always there if and when I need it - it's like having an Award Force guardian angel! Our entire experience has been amazing, from the initial enquiry through system set-up, entries and judging, every aspect has been smooth, seamless and stress free. Award Force and the team behind it have exceeded all my expectations. Thank you!

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Dana Kaminske

Award Force helped our program become completely digital. The entire process worked so well.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-13
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of time on the administrators end. Ease of use and uploading ability to make all things electronic on the users end. Wrap up after the award process was so simple! That was the best part. Even though there is a cost that we didn't have before, our organization found that the benefits outweighed the costs. We needed to be all electronic and needed to alleviate the time component from the administrators, who are all volunteers. This program did that for us.

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Robert Melia Watson

A dream to use

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-11-14
Review Source: Capterra
Chris Sav

Great All round system and support

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-04
Review Source: Capterra

Award Force for me is the complete package, ease of is second to none and the options available within the system will cater for awards small or large, simple or complicated. Level of support is brilliant with personal service and quick turnaround. Which is a must for Award event & program managers.

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Award Force pricing

Starting from
$1188/year
Pricing options
Subscription
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Four plans available, starting from US$99 per month with an annual payment.

Award Force features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

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Client Portal (62 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (81 other apps)
Document Storage (64 other apps)
Inventory Management (94 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (73 other apps)
Invoice Management (103 other apps)
Real Time Data (65 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Award Force

Key features of Award Force

  • Flexible entry criteria
  • Unlimited size file attachments
  • Online entry
  • Auto-save
  • Reviewing and moderation
  • Flexible pricing rules
  • Four judging modes
  • Multiple judging rounds
  • Judging leaderboards
  • Social sharing
  • Sponsor visibility
  • Entry galleries
  • Multi-chapter awards
  • Season archive
  • Multi-language
  • Customizable branding
  • Online payments
  • Submission management
  • Multi-currency support
  • Role management
  • Completion status tracking
  • Entry volume tracking
  • Discount codes
  • Judges' feedback
  • Flexible categories
  • Social & mobile authentication
  • API access
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Benefits

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.