When you log in to Judgify for the first time, you will be directed to the welcome screen.

Click on the “Create a new Event” button to start creating your own awards event.

You will then see the event wizard which includes 4 steps to complete the initial setup:

  1. Event details

  2. Award Categories

  3. Entrant Form

  4. Submission Form

You may save the event as a draft and come back later to complete it.

Event Details 

  1. Plan - Please select the plan before you proceed with the setup. (In most of the cases you are free to set up under the Basic plan and then upgrade accordingly)

  2. Event Name  - Please enter the Name of the Awards/Event that you are organizing.

  3. Industry Type - Select the industry type from the list. This will be used to display your event on our awards directory.

  4. Closing Date - This is the submissions deadline or the last date of entry for the awards submission.

  5. Contact email -  The email address provided will be displayed on the awards landing page.  (Please note: This email address can be viewed from the entrant's end.)

  6. Event URL - This is the website URL for your Awards homepage. You need to add your desired text beside https://www.judgify.me/. (Example: https://www.judgify.me/ABCawards)

  7. Timezone - Select the appropriate time zone in which the awards is organized or based on. (Please note: The date/time in reports will reflect based on this. Options like Discount period, Early bird, Event closing date depends upon the timezone.)

  8. Additional Email Addresses - The email address provided will get notifications upon any emails sent out from the platform. (Please note: You can add more than one email address separated by comma)

  9. Require Endorsement - This option triggers the need for endorsement of award submission by the entry owner. By enabling this, Judgify will send an endorsement request to the email address entered by the entrant during submission. (Please note: This is an endorsement at the event level and it is linked with the endorsement option in the award categories module. Category endorsement can be enabled only when the event-level endorsement is turned on.)

  10. Allow Submission Withdrawal - This allows the entrant to withdraw the entry(s) after the submission(s) is completed. (Please note: An entrant can withdraw the submission before the deadline. However, if the payment is made then the only option an entrant would see is edit, view or duplicate.)

  11. Allow Editing to Entries - This option allows the entrants to edit their submission details before the closing date.

  12. Limit Number of Submissions - You can restrict the number of submissions that an entrant can make. By checking the option a box will appear in which you can enter the total number. (This action would restrict the number of submissions entrant can make)

  13. Header background colour - Defines the colour of the top header bar in the awards landing and submission pages. (For more customisation, you need to upgrade either to Pro or Enterprise plans)

  14. Header text colour - Defines the colour of the text used in the top header bar in the submission pages. (For more customisation, you need to upgrade either to Pro or Enterprise plans)

  15. Event logo - Select the logo that will be used for the landing page. Click on the Browse tab to add a logo. Logo specifications - JPG, GIF, or PNG format, not exceeding 2MB, fitting in area of 120px x 75px. 

  16. Event Banner - A horizontal event banner used for the landing page. Click on the Browse tab to add a banner. Banner specifications - JPG, GIF, or PNG format, not exceeding 2MB, fitting in area of 1300px X 318px.

  17.  Event Description -  Enter a  description about the event which may include a Welcome message, About the event, Terms and conditions, Entry pricing, closing messages and etc. You can also add documents, images and links to the event landing page. (For more customisation, you need to upgrade either to Pro or Enterprise plans)

 Please note: We suggest you click on save so that the information is not lost. 

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