While set up and making entries is important, perhaps the most critical element of your online news media, creative or public relations contest platform, is the judging mechanism. Yes, it’s critical for contest integrity but using the right platform also makes it easier to recruit individuals to evaluate contest entries today and in the future.
Ultimately, the judging experience must be easy for the judge who is donating their time and energy to the contest. BetterBNC is praised by judges for its easy drag-and-drop process and their ability to judge contests from anywhere without having to use special software or spend hours downloading files.
“This makes the judging a piece of cake. It goes so quickly compared to what we used to do.”
– Desiree Cahoon, Lake Stevens (WA) Journal Publisher
Increasingly, contests have multiple judges looking at multiple categories and then ranking entries based on multiple criteria, and some go through multiple rounds of judging. Ensuring judges have an efficient and intuitive experience and contest administrators have an easy way of monitoring, retrieving and exporting the results can be quite complex.
For contests with a more involved judging structure, BetterBNC has created two optional modules.
The Advanced Judging Module accommodates contests with multiple judges per entry and multiple rounds of judging.
The Detailed Scoring Module provides judges with easy-to-use scoring tools and comment fields allowing them to offer more enhanced feedback when selecting winners.
For contest administrators, BetterBNC provides Integrated Judging which means the admin is always able to monitor judging progress in real-time and easily generate and export reports. Click here to read more on the significance of Integrated Judging.
Make sure that your platform is as easy for your team of judges to use as it is for the entrants and administrators. To learn more about judging with BetterBNC, contact us today and schedule a complimentary demo – simply email Karen@smalltownpapers.com or call our west coast office at 360.427.6300. Be sure to read more about what our customers have to say.