Full specification

Contest organizer functions

  • Set up contests

    • set up a new contest
    • clone former contests or templates
    • assign contest to department 
  • Competition's settings

    • Timeline

      • date and time of contest's start and end
      • additional timeline for voting round - both public or jury
      • announcement date and time of winners
      • single stages may take place in parallel
      • option to set a test competition via timeline options
    • Entries

      • textual
      • photographic or graphic
      • option of bulk upload via FTP server
      • Best portfolio (text and photo)
      • one or more categories
      • limit of entries per category or/and per competition
      • settings of maximum size of an entries (bytes for photos, chars for text entries)
    • Voting types

      • via the "vote" button
        • anonymous or only for registered users
        • limit number of votes per contest/ Category specific/ IP Address identification
      • counting of social interactions
      • without voting (gallery mode)
      • separate jury voting panel and voting type (rating with stars 1-5)
      • possibility to connect different types of voting (public and jury) and to choose finalists
    • Registration form options

      • sign up with Facebook
      • types of fields: Text, Email, Texarea, Checkbox, Select, Avatar, Localization
      • field attributes: Required, Public, Hidden, Editable, Profile, Permission for mailing, Unique
      • moment of data capture: by registration, before upload or on the profile page,
      • activation of predefined fields that are common for all competitions
    • Paid for entry competition

      • set up different memberships/paid options assigned to certain entry limit
      • optional free participation (also with certain entry limit)
    • Internet address

      • any individual domain for each contest: your1competition.com, your2competition.com
      • many contests under one domain: yourname.com/youcompetition1, yourname.com/competition2
      • contest on Facebook Page tab or Facebook canvas app, smart links for mobile users
    • Content and Look & Feel of contest site

      • choice of responsive templates
      • any number of text pages
      • two-level main menu
      • editable header, footer, main page content, super-header, super-footer
      • custom size and scale of entries presented in competition 
      • optional widgets with top or latest entries
      • your own design (by import of CSS)
      • your own  custom widget
      • integration with other portal
      • meta tags, content based meta for entry pages
    • Interaction with Social Media

      • FB like, comment or share entry, interactions counted in the admin panel
      • contest as a Facebook application or tab 
      • your FB widget in a contest
      • additional "like it" in galleries and below the entry
      • Addthis panel for entries and winners page (possibility of sharing via e-mail, G+, Twitter, etc.)
      • text shared for FB and Twitter predefined in the admin Panel
    • Marketing tools and options for sponsors and advertisers

      • Banners
        • on contest pages, in FB and mobile app, in mailings 
        • optionally served by ad server
      • other marketing content (dedicated pages, prizes)
      • integration with sponsor's portal
      • import CSS
      • sponsor's category
      • sponsor's question
      • gaining users' data for sponsors
      • page and/or mailing after user's registration
      • after-upload page 
      • sell additional items/products/gadgets
    • Comments

      • FB comments
      • native comments
        • available only for logged-in users or for all visitors
        • option of comments' pre-moderation
      • no comments
    • Contest Languages

      • choice of system messages and language from many predefined choices 
      • texts related with the contest as titles, pages content, navigation, etc. available for edition in the Admin panel
    • Running the contest

      • Moderation

        • control of entries
          • ban user
          • ban entry
          • option to report abuse available below every entry
        • pre-moderation of entries
        • automatic entry approval when PayPal delivers payment confirmation (paid for entry contest)
        • comment moderation
        • users moderation
        • search-bar available.
      • Choice of winners and runners-up

        • definable number of winners and runners-up for each category
        • Winners selection by number of users' votes, jury votes, social interactions, number of views, Comments, adding to favourites, also drag and drop list
        • automatically generated winners page, custom order, descriptions and reviews
        • daily and weekly runners-up chosen from all contests
        • possibility to choose best portfolio (based on summarized number of votes for all user's entries)
      • Built-in tools for contest promotion

        • generator of widgets with top and latest entries (editable widget size and content)
        • mailings
          • users base built with Competizer
          • to contest's users
          • mailing templates
          • system messages mailing template
        • RSS
      • Download

        • entries in original size
        • users' data as a  CSV file
        • access to search bar
        • download filtered data
      • Statistics

        • current number of users, participants, entries, votes, FB likes, comments, shares available in the Admin panel
        • possibility to add tracker of external statistics (ie. Google Analitycs)
        • PayPal payments (in paid for entry contest)
    • General platform settings (for all competitions)

      • landing page
        • for contest aggregation
        • IP redirecting (adequate language version for adequate country)
      • base of profiles data of users common for all competition
        • mailings
        • user Data Capture
      • contest grouping
      • contest templates
      • downloads
    • Managment of account

      • two leveled access: site admin (access to all departments and all contests) and admin (access to departments and contests given by site admin)
      • departments
      • adding jury accounts (with invitations)
      • contest removal
      • list of all competitions

    For competition participant

    • Participation

      • Registration options

        • via the Facebook account
        • via the registration form
        • for former competitions' participants only logging-in
        • password recovery 
      • Entries

        • description of an entry in photo/graphic contest includes:
          • title
          • description
          • tags
        • description of an entry in text contest includes:
          • title
          • tags
        • easy bulk upload of photos/graphics
        • photo entry can be easily added to more than one category
      • Sharing

        • FB, Twitter, Google+ share, e-mail shares, others by AddThis
        • the permanent address of the competition and the user profile, enables them to promote their work
        • sharing an entry - just after upload, or from the entry page
        • for users signed in with Facebook - Invite friends link
      • Judging

        • traditional "vote" button
        • number of social interactions
        • registration - required or optional
      • Notifications

        • optional post-upload e-mail
        • notifications about new contests for subscribers
        • mailing about competition progress for subscirbers
        • RSS
      • User profile management

        • editable registration data
        • editable profile data
        • deleting of user entries
        • restoring or change of the password
        • avatar in JPG, GIF or PNG format
        • remove whole profile/account
      • Comments

        • FB comments
        • native comments
        • for logged-in, or for all visitors
      • Reporting abuse

    • Browsing the contest

      • Entries browsing

        • Entries gallery sorted by top or latest entries, available category 
          • gallery with pagination or automatically expanding with AJAX
          • entries with or without description
          • optional avatar in gallery
          • optional time-dependant filters (entries added: whenever, this month, last month, this week, last week, today, yesterday, last x days, from to), optionally filter could be forced to be displayed even if there are no entries that meet criteria
        • displaying entries from other contests (from the same group)
        • widgets with top or latest entries
        • entry page with constant internet address
          • possibility to share
          • possibility to send a message to user
        • entries from former contest aggregated in user's profile
      • Searching

        • by contributor
        • by entries title
        • by tags
      • Information about the Competition

        • Home page
          • description
          • video
          • photo/drawing/graphic
          • "Enter competition", "Vote" and "Winners" buttons (displayed after start of proper stages).
        • custom pages
        • competition status

    Technical data

    • Entries

      • limitation in entries size set individually for each contest
      • format of an entry and photo contest: JPG
      • unlimited number of entries in each contest
      • Up to 1.5 million original sized entries stored for each account
    • Caching

      The contest is cached automatically when it contains more than 50 entries.

     

 

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