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Award Force Pricing

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1390

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Four plans available, starting from US$139 per month with an annual payment.

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The system looks amazing and is great value for money. The support team were great and always very happy to help.

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The ease that entrants can create and submit their entries and the ease that we can track their progress and monitor incoming revenue.

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Money, time and resources well spent!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Using a designated and bespoke product like AF, has taken out so much stress and uncertainty around getting the nominations in and judged remotely. we had over 1000 entries that needed to go through a very clear and strict judging process (in light of being fare and transparent ) We could let judging take place remotely and smoothly, with the confidence of our data security and personal reputational image being protected.

Pros

Everything! Especially the rep our account tech support manager. she was on hand 24/7 with not just support, but with solutions, and confidence building techniques to help me take charge of the growth of our work. The platform itself, is slick, very user friendly and a 100% reliable. It gave us the confidence we needed to launch our first annual HEAT awards. this has gone so well, we are already pencilling in next years campaign. Award Force have been the first and only platform I have used for this task, but I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. In the grand scheme of things the cost was extremely good for all the benefits we obtained, and even though our event programme is over, we are still able use all the data for our analysis and personal development.

Cons

In all honesty I have very little bad to say about the whole experience. If you really pushed me for a balanced review, I would have to say that on a couple of times and considering I emailed support up to 4 times a day in the build up of our launch. that if our designated manager was out of the office or had finished for the day. The person that took over sometimes was a little enthusiastic to come back with a response and not grasp how slow I was being. That's really nothing bad just maybe a pointer for the future that they get a summary of the clients habits and personal synopsis before responding to a query.

Vendor response

Thank you for your wonderful words, Matt! Specially appreciate the shout out to Rachel! Thank you also for the feedback about the support received from other members; we are a global team available 24x5 and feedback like this is valuable for us to be able to give more personalised service.

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An Amazing Option for Project Management

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

It's amazing! It looks great, the forward facing aspect has gotten many compliments. You can customize and tweak so much that you can make it work for almost anything! And the price is great! Customer service is very responsive and so helpful! They clearly know their stuff.

Cons

-The built-in spreadsheet function is not great. -You can't have a submission from an anonymous source or without requiring a login. -If you want to have a lot of programs/ applications open at once, that tab view can get pretty cluttered and overwhelming. It would be nice if you could hide them by category or something.

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A great fit for our contest

Reviewed 2 years ago

Last year, we chose Award Force to replace a competitor that was going to raise its price by an unreasonable amount. A year later, I wish we had chosen Award Force sooner! Easy to use for administrators, contest entrants and contest judges. The price is very reasonable and we are excited to start up our contest using Award Force for the second year in a row. Customer support is outstanding.

Pros

1. Ease to implement and manage for administrators. 2. Ease of use for end users (contest entrants). 3. Great set of tools to set up and use the contest judging component.

Cons

Just one thing. Wish the company could allow us to use our primary online payment vendor. We have an existing account for one that does work, but it'd be nice to consolidate and have just one product to deal with in terms of online payment. That said, Award Force has already listened to our concern and our request was forwarded on.

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Value for Money, Infinite Customization, GREAT Customer Support

Reviewed 2 years ago

We used AwardForce to run a two-round (semi-finalist + finalist) grant application process that required two different applications and two rounds of judging. AwardForce made the application and judging process easy, and customer support couldn't have been better.

Pros

I appreciated the level of customization that was possible, which makes this product flexible for different needs and even changes mid-stream. Perhaps the most valuable was the highly responsive and friendly customer support team via email or phone, which I leaned on frequently.

Cons

The in-app reporting views are limited, so I ended up exporting data to Excel to do certain kinds of sorting, filtering, and other data analysis. Also, the process of assigning judges was cumbersome in my case (instead of set judging groups, we assigned different combinations of judges to different applications - which was a multi-step process).

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Application for Best Scientific Image Contest

Reviewed 8 months ago

AwardForce fits very well with the requirements we have in the competition for the best scientific image. The price is not low, but it has paid off because of the very good support and the great variety of features.

Pros

The support for the setup and for the time when we ran this years' contest was perfect (and we are not quick on the draw with such very good ratings) and the support is one of the main reasons why we intend to further work with Award Force. In cases where support was needed very urgently and quickly, the response was fast and very competent. The broad range of features gave the flexibility which we needed when we set up the contest for the first time. The pre-configured features made setup and use during the contest easy and convenient. The evaluation options of the judging results were very comfortable and at the same time so detailed that we got very good bases (Excel files) for our own evaluations.

Cons

In some respects, the user interface was not very convenient/user-friendly for the judges in the case of our contest (too much scrolling, something like an overview table was missing).

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

Pros

The ease of use on the user and the administrator ends was great. The administration learning process was not complex and Award Force staff took the time to train us. The entry process for the users worked so well. It was simple! The part that sold our organization was the wrap-up portion. We didn't have to do much of anything and the program did it for us. Our members could login and see the winners' entries. This saved our admins a ton of time compiling award winners and sending them out to everyone. That was an amazing process! I would definitely recommend this, and have, to other organizations if they want to go all digital and have a simple back-end process to administer, and help the users get their information entered and then received quickly.

Cons

Like any software, you have to learn it. It takes a little time at first to learn, but once you do, it is not hard to utilize. The Award Force team was very helpful through that process, though. There are some unique ways to find information within the software, so it just takes working with it to gain an understanding. The payment system was something that we had to inform our membership of, since this software is based in Australia, when using an United States credit card, it is best to charge all entries at one time and not individually, as they card will question foreign purchases and possibly shut the card off temporarily. This happened to us, but once we realized why, we explained it to the membership and then it worked fine.

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A fantastic platform from which to run our annual awards program

Reviewed 5 years ago

Use of this software has greatly eased our administrative processes in managing our annual awards program. It has greatly improved the entry process for entrants.

Pros

Having previously run our annual awards program via submission of hard copy entries from entrants in 2017 we moved to use Award Force software - allowing us to build a custom online platform via which entrants could submit their entry portfolios, and we could easily manage the process from the back end/administrative end of the entry portal. A seamless operation - and very easy to use - allowing us...

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Extremely impressive

Reviewed 6 years ago

Our organisation hosts an extremely complex hierarchical awards program with multiple chapters, categories, price points, sets of criteria, juries and numerous staff across Australia. I have been extremely impressed by the functionality and flexibility of the Award Force platform, not to mention the high level of customer service and willingness to provide solutions. My consultant has been very responsive...

Pros

Flexible for different needs, easy to use, professional look and feel.

Cons

Not being able to run multiple programs at the same time - we would love to use it for our other Prize programs!

Vendor response

We're so glad we can support the complexity of your needs right out of the box Caitlin. Thanks for the wonderful review :D We do of course have a solution for running multiple separate prize programs, it involves multi-account subscription fees is all - but has some very handy multi-account functionality!

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Exactly what I hoped and more!

Reviewed 2 years ago

We were using a competitors awards platform for nearly 4 years with mixed results. We were not happy with the customer service, the price and the platform in general. After researching alternatives, I discovered Award Force and I am glad I did! From day one, Award Force has been outstanding in all aspects. From client support, to functionality to pricing/value. What I am most impressed with is the customer support and very quick response time.

Pros

Very easy to set up and use! I am extremely pleased with Award Force on so many levels. As an awards administrator, it offers everything I need and more. Our users, both entrants and judges, have no complaints and are pleased with the platform.

Cons

I really haven't had any bad experiences. I do wish I could mirror a users account to see exactly what they are seeing and currently that is not possible as far as I know. As an admin, when a user is having an issue or question, it would be nice to see exactly what they are seeing so I can problem solve. Award Force takes privacy and security of the users seriously, so I am thinking this is the reason why I cannot mirror a user.

Vendor response

Thanks for your kind words, Blake. We are over the moon! Interesting you ask about mirroring a user - we have been discussing this very point internally and it is very much on our radar. As you pointed out, security and privacy is paramount so the solution will need to be properly thought out. Thanks again for your continued business, we appreciate it :)

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A Little Tricky But Excellent and Fast Support

Reviewed 3 years ago

I'm glad we have one awards season under our belts because it will be so much better next year with the platform up and running. Overall, I would use it again.

Pros

For the price, my chapter was able to purchase, set up and administer a decent awards program. It is highly customizable down to the most minute feature. It looks and feels professional and well thought out. This same platform is used throughout the US so many judges/entrants have already interfaced with it.

Cons

Because it is so customizable, it is like a maze. At times I felt like there was so much to know that there was no way I'd ever learn the platform. Luckily, customer service was ALWAYS there. When I say always, I mean morning, evening, night -- even though they were a half a world away. Super helpful, friendly, patient folks. My needs were plenty and they were always there for me. Can't say enough about them. Honestly, most of the reason I needed help was that I was busy with a new job and didn't have the time to devote to teaching myself how to use the program.

Vendor response

Thank you so much, Michelle! Our support team is doing (virtual) high-fives after reading your review :)

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The whole process was simple and straightforward

Reviewed 4 years ago

An online system has saved literally hundreds of man hours from processing hard copy entries. The ease of reporting is critical and payments on line makes the accounting and administration so much easier. The software has fitted well into our other main systems

Pros

The software is very simple which makes it easy to understand, easy to use and easy to manage, The system is very cost effective.

Cons

Because of the simplicity of the system there are some functions which may be included on a more complex system. However constant work is being done by Award Force and we are now in our second year and see a lot more functions in place over time

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Fantastic Product and our client loves it!

Reviewed 5 years ago

It's completely changed the competition from paper based to 100% online, saving on cost but also attracting more users!

Pros

When selecting AwardForce, we ran a full search looking at many different platforms. Only Awardforce offered us the flexibility and control over our own competition. The Team are fantastic, the costs are completely transparent and it's brilliantly secure. There's also new features being delivered regularly. My client absolutely loves it and it's completely revolutionised the whole competition process.

Cons

It would be nice to have more control over the Judging views in terms of layout. At the moment this is fixed.

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Wonderful customer service

Reviewed 3 years ago

Outstanding!

Pros

While the Awardforce program is not the most intuitive program in my opinion, your customer service team is wonderful! It is so reassuring that I can jump into the calendar and schedule time with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and have other customer service personnel who are accessible. While I sometimes struggle explaining my questions, your team always seems to understand what I'm asking. I appreciate and value everything your team offers. Thank you!

Cons

I do stumble around trying to navigate the system. It's hard for me to find what I'm looking for without asking for help!

Vendor response

Thank you for your kind words, Aimee! Our support team is celebrating today - with a special mention to Megan! We hear you on the system being a little hard to use and we are working hard on making it simpler. The new year will bring some big improvements :)

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Very user friendly and actually quite fun to set up

Reviewed 4 years ago

Its still too early to tell, as I have not yet finished the programs cycle.

Pros

It intuitive after a while it become second nature and its fun watching it all come together. I am not at all techy but I had no issues with the software and it looks very straightforward for our applicants.

Cons

At the moment I don't have any complaints. We don't have a graphic designing so scaling the logos to the correct size took a little bit of time but nothing major. I have not yet configured the judging component so I just hope that is as straight foreword as setting up the applications. I think it was quite expensive too. Many from the point of view that I work in a department where there are multiple program and to pay this much for every program would not be possible, which is a shame as all the programs would benefit from it.

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I organise a startup pitching competition and use AF for startups to register and judges to evaluate

Reviewed 5 years ago

Gain of time and professional image.

Pros

- It makes my work so easier and allows me to save lots of time. The customer support team is always available and happy to help, the training was very clear. - It allows my competition to have a very professional image and adds value to it. Both startups and judges are amazed by the quality of the tool and the smooth, user friendly process. I also appreciate the fact that there are already instructions in the tool to explain users how to use it.

Cons

The only thing I think is that it requires a training and in case the person responsible in your team has to leave (or if you have 6-months interns which is our case), you have to train the person each time.

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Award Force

Reviewed a year ago

We've been using for 4 years now - very satisfied.

Pros

Has all the features you need in a software programme to support an awards programme - always receive comments from entrants and judges on ease of use. Excellent support provided

Cons

It's not the cheapest. But having run an awards recently without it due to budget reasons, we realised how much time it saves.

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A great platform for creative contests

Reviewed a year ago

Exceptional. It is costly for a small nonprofit like ours, but it saves me, our entrants and judges so much time it is worth the cost.

Pros

The AwardForce platform is very intuitive and easy to use. The Tech Support is fantastic and I never fail to have questions or issued addressed very quickly. The one-on-one instruction is very much appreciated. It is easy for our entrants and judges to navigate.

Cons

I had to get Tech Support to help me with connecting our billing platform. That was not quite as intuitive as the rest of the platform.

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RESCA Review

Reviewed a year ago

Benefit are numerous, no longer inconsistencies in the nominations as there was in a paper based system. judging is more professional and consistent. Customer service which I have used on several occasions is excellent.

Pros

Its ease of use in allowing users easy input. We use it for an Award program and in particular the judging aspect makes it extremely easy. Having gone from a paper based system the nomination and judging has become manageable and extremely efficient and consistant

Cons

I have not found anything to not like about the software. A suggestion that maybe there is a pricing for Not for profits or Service clubs as using it only for an Award system there is no income coming in from it.

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Fantastic, easy to use system

Reviewed 3 years ago

The system looks amazing and is great value for money. The support team were great and always very happy to help. Our applications came through easily and never had any issues. Our judges also loved the easy judging system.

Pros

I was so easy to set up - and the bits that were slightly more confusing were easily explained b the amazing support team.

Cons

I took ages to add in each category and link it to the judges section.

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The best user-friendly awards platform I've used so far - makes my project enjoyable and hassle-free

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The interface is super user-friendly and if I need help, I search the topic on the need help wizard and quickly get an answer without having to bother anyone. If I do need customer support, they are amazingly friendly and respond quickly! Anyone can use this platform without a crazy amount of training, it's efficient and cost effective as well. I would 100% recommend this software to anyone who provides awards.

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Wide functionality & good value for money

Reviewed 2 years ago

We organised a competition and used Award Force as a protal to submit and judge applications. Worked as expected and dashboards were very useful when tracking the progress of applications.

Pros

There are many options to easiliy tailor your content which is very useful!

Cons

There was a bug which happened one day before the submission deadline, but support was quick and productive. Allegedly, the bug should be solved now - can't test.

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Award Force online software

Reviewed 3 years ago

The reduction in time and communications between entrants and the office was great. It allowed a more hands off approach with entrants. For our judges the process allowed them to work in their own time at their own pace and for them to communicate with their fellow judges without rquired mutliple meetings.

Pros

The support we received to set up for the first time; the simplicity of use for entrants and judges.

Cons

For our small organisation the cost was a major addition to our budget.

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Great value for money!

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Easy for applicants to use as well as easy for us to set up! Customer support was so quick and efficient, always had a response within hours!

Cons

It took a while to find out where particular edits were, but other than that it was great.

Vendor response

Thank you Helena! We appreciate you seeing the value for money with Award Force. We are committed to saving you time, and handy features to be able to find & edit quickly are coming soon!

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The user-experience for both administration and user for Award Force has been very positive.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Positive experiences and feedback from end-users of program. More professional look to the program.

Pros

The ease-of-use to set up the program to meet our needs. The program is intuitive for users and administration. It looks great and functions well too.

Cons

It is an expensive program. There is a lot of set-up required for each year by adding categories to each round of judging.

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I have had a positive experience

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The biggest pro is the ease of usability for all our participants which is of course our biggest concern

Cons

The biggest con would be the price point because it is quite a large sum of money to pay especially for the pro package