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