Chapter configuration

 

What are chapters?

Chapters are used to manage entries and judging arranged by a distinct classification, such as geographic area. You might have different entry dates by chapter, or a different set of categories. You can assign chapter managers to oversee entries and judges for a particular chapter. You may need to report on entries by chapter. And you can set-up judging panels (groups of judges) to judge specific chapters. Examples of chapters include states, regions, cities, countries, departments, business units and so on.

Overview

  • New accounts have a single "default" chapter configured.
  • Depending on your program, your account may be configured to support multiple chapters or not.
  • If you're not using multi-chapter functionality, nothing further needs to be done. All entries will be automatically and transparently associated with this default chapter.
  • At least one chapter must exist in your account.

Multi-chapter accounts

You may use and modify the existing default chapter, or if no entries have yet been created, you may delete the default chapter.

To configure an additional chapter:

  1. Go to Settings > Chapters > Add chapter
  2. The chapter you add is for the currently selected season
  3. The sole requirement is a name for the chapter
  4. If you have any users with the chapter manager role, they will appear in the managers list
    1. Checking a manager in the list provides them with visibility and access to system entries and management for their assigned chapter only

 

 

Chapter images

  • When configuring a chapter, the Images tab allows you to upload chapter sponsor logos
  • The logos appear in a vertical column to the far right when creating/managing an entry
  • Strictly speaking, chapter images can be anything, they don't have to be sponsor logos
  • A heading (such as "Chapter sponsors") can also be defined to display at the top of the column of images
  • Setting a maximum image width constrains the width images are displayed at
  • If images are larger than the maximum width, they are automatically downsized
  • If images are smaller then the maximum, they remain at their original size

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