Award certificate configuration

Award certificates in Award Force are automatically downloadable and can be made available to entrants in two ways:

  • Using entry tags, a button will display next to the awarded entry in the Enter workspace to download the certificate
  • In any review stage, a certificate can be selected to be available

Configure an award certificate

  1. In the Manage workspace, navigate to Judging > Settings > Awards
  2. Click New award
  3. Add a Title
    Note: this will be visible to entrants.
  4. Under 'Type' select the Certificate radio button
  5. In the Given to an entry with these tags field, apply tags to control which entries will receive a certificate
    Example: if you have tagged shortlisted entries “shortlist”, you can create a shortlist certificate, apply the tag “shortlist” here to the certificate being configured. Only entries with this tag will then receive this certificate.
  6. Upload a header image and footer image (optional)
    • Recommended size is 1200 x 180px. The image is scaled proportionally to fill width of PDF (no margin is applied). 
    • Certificate content starts below the header image. With a tall footer image, content flows on top of the image.
  7. Write content and include relevant merge fields (see below)
    Tip: certificates support text formatting, including Markdown, allowing you to add bolding, italicise text, insert headings, and more.
  8. Click Save + preview to view the PDF award as the entrant would see it
  9. Click Save and the award will be available for download by entrants
Tip: you can send an email broadcast to notify entrants that their award is available for download; see: Ultimate guide to broadcasts.

Merge fields

Merge fields are pieces of data that allow you to dynamically display information from an entry without having to create separate certificates for each entrant. For example, {entry_name} will pull in the name of the entry created by the entrant.

Tip: merge fields used to pull in multi-line text fields or tables should be placed on a line of their own to allow for proper formatting. 

Here are the available merge fields:

  • {account_name} - name of the program as seen in the app header at the top left of the screen
  • {category} - the category that the entry was submitted under
  • {chapter} - the chapter the entry was submitted under
  • {entry_field:abcd123} - any entry field for the season. The identifier after the colon is the eight character ‘slug’ of the field you want to display. You can find the slug by going to the field configuration and looking for the eight character identifier in the URL; see: What is a slug?
  • {entry_name} - the title of the entry
  • {first_name} - first name of the entrant
  • {last_name} - last name of the entrant
  • {today} - today’s date
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