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What people say about BetterBNC

One of the great benefits of our comprehensive support program is that our customers are comfortable contacting us and sharing details about their experience.  That open line of communication has allowed us to not only strengthen our relationships with customers but also get a real feel for the user experience and how it can be enhanced in the future.

This week we had great feedback from two of our contests – the first is a high school journalism awards program. Its administrator said, “I am still pleased with how logical this system is to administrate. Thanks.”  And from a newspaper association contest admin, “Wyoming is our swap out state this year, and they wanted me to be sure to pass along how much they love using your site!”

We always appreciate customer feedback so continue to share details about your online contest.  And if you are with an organization shopping for an online platform, contact us to schedule a complimentary demo. We’ll show you, not only the features of the platform, but you’ll see what it’s actually like to navigate for the contest administrator, judges and contestants.

BetterBNC is currently being used by nearly 200 organizations across the country. We have contests of all shapes and sizes so contact us today to see if BetterBNC can improve your contest experience.

How does your contest platform handle large files?

applesorangesContest platforms are not the same.  Some, like BetterBNC, are easy and intuitive while others have a huge learning curve.  Some require lots of costly customization to meet your contest needs while others, like BetterBNC, have a base platform that meets most needs of a specific industry – in our case, journalism, creative and public relations contests.  Some platforms allow contestants to upload extremely large files while others, including BetterBNC, set a limit.

Got your attention, right?  Why would BetterBNC limit the file size of PDFs that can be entered?

If you’ve seen the platform, you have likely noticed BetterBNC’s 20mb file size limit for entries. The reason we don’t permit larger files to be uploaded is simply because it takes longer to download which creates a more cumbersome process for your judges, particularly if they have standard DSL. Customers are encouraged to limit file sizes to 5mb or less or opt to use an online e-publishing platform such as Issuu, VuDu or RealView. When contestants make entries using the e-publishing option, they enter the URL web address of the document rather than uploading. Judges are able to easily view and evaluate the entry.

This is one of the main reasons judges consistently praise the BetterBNC platform for its ease of use.  It saves them time and energy.

Check out BetterBNC today and learn how it can create a better contest experience for everyone involved – your contest administrator, judges and contestants.

BetterBNC Provides Media Contests with a Range of Payment Options

Whether your entering a media contest or managing the contest, handling entry payments can be challenging.  People want to submit payment in different ways and it’s critical that the process be secure  as well as easy to track and document.

Leading media contest platform BetterBNC is constantly improving the payment process for its participating contests.  The platform allows a contest to collect credit card payments directly from the contest webpage, accept payments through PayPal, track payments made via mailed check or the organization can use its own payment cart.  Flexibility is important to our customers and we are committed to  making it easy and secure for everyone involved.

Want to know more about the platform being used by more than 160 organizations today?  Contact BetterBNC at 360.427.6300 to learn how it can help improve your print journalism, broadcasting, creative, public relations and other media related contests.  Call and schedule a free demo today.