In working with the numerous organizations currently using the BetterBNC platform for their awards program, we’ve found that even those resistant at first have discovered great success after streamlining and simplifying their contest.
Many have come into BetterBNC with cumbersome judging structures or entry fee schedules and rates, among other things. For some contests, particularly those large awards programs, the structure is absolutely necessary and works beautifully. With others, we often hear it described as very simply, “just the way we’ve always done it.”
As it may require customization to accommodate these structures, BetterBNC encourages organizations to take a fresh look and see if it’s possible to simplify things to make it easier and more efficient for everyone involved and save costs.
When it is possible, the big winners are the contest participants including the judges who have a simple, intuitive and straightforward approach to evaluating entries. As well, contestants report that the time required to make entries has been reduced and the process is more clear.
Change can be difficult but it’s only for that first year. We haven’t had a contest administrator yet tell us they prefer the more cumbersome approach. What we hear frequently is that simplifying the process has resulted in more contestants and an easier time recruiting judges. When an organization’s awards program is growing and thriving – everyone wins.