Tag entries


In Award Force, you can create and apply tags to entries. Tagging allows you to add additional information to assist 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. From Entries > Manage entries or Judging > Leaderboard, click an entry
  2. Under 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. From EntriesManage 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
  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

How to remove tags

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

1. Remove from an individual application:

  1. Go to Entries > Manage entries
  2. Select the title of the entry you want to remove the tag from
  3. Click the 'X' icon next to the tag you want to remove

2. 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

3. Remove from all applications by deleting the tag:

  1. Go 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.

4. Search for all entries with the tag:

  1. Go to Entries > Manage entries
  2. Click Advanced within the search box
  3. Within the Tags dropdown, select the tag you would like to remove 
  4. Click Search
  5. Open each entry and click the 'X' icon 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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