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From the Blog

End Abstracts Scheduling Nightmares With TED and OpenWater

If you’ve run an awards program in the past, you already know that scheduling the trajectory of events can be quite the challenge. The call-for-entry, judging, and gala or other celebratory event must match up to keep your program running smoothly. The same can be said for abstracts programs, only scheduling becomes even more of a pressing problem. Think about it: There’s the submission process,...Read more

Feature Spotlight: Expanded Letters of Reference/Sub Forms

A common source of frustration for both organizations and entrants is the “letters of recommendation” section of the submission. Like the rest of your awards system setup, the letter of recommendation system must be customizable in order to fulfill the unique needs of your organization. Read more to learn about how we’ve expanded our reference/sub form feature to be: Flexible, allowing you to...Read more