Tag entries

What is tagging?

In Award Force, you can create and apply tags to entries. Tags act as managerial labels that assist with managing entries, particularly through judging panel configuration. Tagging is often used in programs that have multiple stages of judging (e.g. qualifying, shortlisting, finalist, and winner selection).

Important: tags may contain sensitive information and are not shown to judges or entrants. If you'd like these users to see tags, check out our guide: How can I allow judges to see tags?.

How do I tag an entry?


  1. In the Manage workspace, from Entries or Judging > Leaderboard, click an entry
  2. Under 'Entry tags', in the tag input field simply type anything you want
    Tip: tags can consist of single or multiple words.
  3. Previously used tags appear in a list as you type
  4. Hit the Return or Enter key on your keyboard to apply the tag

In bulk:

  1. In the Manage workspace, from Entries, or on Judging > Leaderboard, select the checkbox to the left of each entry you want to tag
  2. Open the Actions drop-down
  3. Click Tag
    Select tag from Action drop-down
  4. In the tag input field that appears, type in anything you want
  5. Previously used tags appear in a list as you type
  6. Click the Tag button to create/apply the tag to all selected entries

Tagging in the judging view

Program manager's may participate in an initial stage of judging where tagging could come in handy. Users with the program manager role can add a tag from the bottom of an entry when judging in the area shown below.


Tip: with the addition of the Tags Create and View permissions, additional user roles may tag entries and apply their own tags. For more information on roles and their permissions, see our guide: Ultimate guide to user roles.

How to remove tags

There are a few different ways to remove tags from entries.

Remove from an individual application:

  1. In the Manage workspace, go to Entries
  2. Select the title of the entry you want to remove the tag from
  3. Click the X next to the tag you want to remove
    Click X to remove tag

Remove from the entry preview:

  1. Click the 3 dots next to the entry to select Preview
  2. Click on the 'X' icon next to the tag you want to remove
    Tag in entry preview.png

Remove from all applications by deleting the tag:

  1. From the Manage workspace, navigate to Settings > General > Tags
  2. Select the checkbox next to the tag you want to remove
  3. Click Delete
Note: clicking Delete will completely delete the tag so ensure you have selected the correct tag, as you cannot undelete tags.

Search for all entries with the tag:

  1. In the Manage workspace, go to Entries
  2. Click Advanced in the search bar
  3. Within the Tags dropdown, select the tag you would like to remove 
  4. Click Search
  5. Open each entry and click the X next to the tag you want to remove
  6. Click Save

Panel configuration using tags

When setting up a judging panel, if you have used tags on entries then a list of all available tags will be presented for you to choose from. If you select one or more of the tags listed, only submitted entries with those tags applied will show to judges on this panel. For full details, see: Create a judging panel.

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