Digital Competition Platform
A’ Design Award & Competition uses the Design League platform, which has been developed through years of research that includes observations, statistical analysis, best practice studies, case studies, multiple surveys and literature reviews.
The Design League Platform
The “Design League Platform” allows the organization of a design competition and award in a professional, ethical and efficient way. For example consider the “Submission Optimizer” module which eliminates the “Positive Presentation Bias” that all jury members face through automated suggestions, submission analysis and suggestions. Likewise, the “Bookmaker” module allows the preparation of the award yearbooks lighting fast through automated (yet supervised) page generation which also allows award winners to preview before publishing. The “Certifier” module creates QR-Code embedded certificates which could be validated. The platform also could be configured for public voting or blind review process as seem fit by the organizers. Utilizing the platform, any type of design competition could be organized in an efficient manner. The platform decreases the needs for additional labor which could be used to decrease organizational costs, or to increase organization efficiency through different allocation of resources such as a better event organization.
The “Digital Competition Platform” service is already included in some of the A’ Design Award Service Packages such as “Co-Organization”, “Competition Sponsorship”, “Competition Organization” and others. Almost in all cases, the platform needs to be customized for the event organizers. Both the interface, available functions and the graphic look could be altered to create a bespoke solution. Interested parties could request to use the existing design competition platform or order a "custom" platform that suits their needs.
Digital Platform Functions
As a brief summary, the following are some of the IT Functionality of the competition platform: Registration of Competition Participants + Saving User Data to Database with Secure Hash Algorithm Encryption + Registration Confirmation E-Mail + Spam Account Detection and Removal + Welcome Follow-up Email + One Account per Email Address Create or Edit a Competition Participant Profile + Upload Profile Image + Database Optimized To See Demographic Data Publicly Visible Competition Participant Profile and Portfolios + Search Engine Optimized Profile Page + E-Mail Protection Script + Web Based Contact Form Upload Images, Video or Presentations + Select Number of Tables or Views Required + Generate Thumbnails to Decrease Server Load + Optimize Images for Speed + Download Tracking + Automated Watermarking of Uploaded Images with your Logo Voting Submissions by Public + Viral Spread through Social Network Voting + Viral Spread through Invite Friends to Vote Function + Single Vote per Social Networking Profile + Alternatively Track Voting within Platform (Less Viral) Voting Submissions by Jury + Jury Dashboard and Manual + Jury Step-by-Step Voting Interface Ranking Submissions based on Votes + Normalization of Jury Votes + Ranking Based on Evaluation Criteria Announcing Results via RSS + Competition Results RSS with SEO. Competition Statistics + Customizable Reports for Each of Databases. Demographics Information + Based on the Information Collected During Registration + Country, Age, Sex, Income, User Types etc. Platform Hosting + Tier 1, USA CloudHosting with 99.9% Uptime with Mirroring Option PHP-MySQL Based Programming and Integration + Creation of Unique Functionality per Requirements + Database Integration and Optimization Search Engine Optimization for the Competition + Unique Title, Keyword, Description for all the thousands of pages. + XML Sitemap Generation and Robots Forwarder + Article Spinner Functionality + Manual Submission to Search Engines and Directories + Manual Submission to 20+ Design Competition Indexes Campaign Tracking with Analytics Software + Tracking Account Creation and Integration Social Networking Pages + Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn Profile Pages for the Competition Multi Linguagal Websites + Computer Assisted Automated Translation (free) + Page by Page Translation (premium) Sending Newsletters + Sending Newsletters to thousands of people. + Costs 0.05 euro per mail. + Free 1000/2000/5000 emails credits. Competition RSS + An RSS of competition dates and timelines. Competition Blog + A blog hosted at a seperate IP address for SEO. + Management and Updates of Blog Page Unique Interface for Mobile Devices + For Winners + For Participants Newsletter Management + Join Newsletter + Unsubscribe from Newsletter Feedback to CompetitionParticipants + Feedbacks during submission process + Jury Voting Feedbacks Winners' Interviews + Good for Blog Posts, to distribute to Design Press + Automated and Integrated to User Control Panel Participants' Feedbacks + Survey with your questions + Testimonials Module FAQ, HAQ and Support Pages + Searchable Frequently Asked Questions Database + How to Questions and Answers Database + Support Function and Issue Status Priority and Tracking Control Panel for Press Members + Press Accrediation + Press Kit Access and Generation + Press Release Generation, also Integrated to User Control Panel + Download High-Resolution Non-Watermarked Images + Keep Track of Press Interests and Downloads Proof of Creation Document + Helps users to protect their copyrights based on Bern Convention + Automated and Integrated to User Control Panel etc.
To learn more about the “Digital Competition Platform” service, and to get a quote please contact us:
• If you need endorsement or patronage for your design competition, click here.
• If you need an independent observer for your design competition, click here.
• If you need further help for co-organization of an award, learn more here.
• If you need a conference or keynote speaker for your event, click here.
• If you need jury members for your design competition, click here.
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