Manual assignments

In the event that you need to assign a specific entry to a specific judge, or judges, instead of a whole category, you can do so with manual assignments.  

Note: manual assignments do not require panels.

Creating manual assignments

  1. In the Manage workspace, go to Judging > Settings > Assignments
  2. Click New manual assignment
  3. Select the relevant:
  4. Search for the judge/judges and entry/entries you want to pair
    • You can search for a judge by typing the name and/or by role using the Advanced search filter
    • You can search for an entry by name, ID, status (i.e. in progress or submitted), and category
    • You can assign a defined number of entries per judge by using the Random selection option
  5. Select the checkbox next to the judge's name and the entry name and then click the Assign button
  6. Repeat the above for all entries and/or judges you want to manually assign
Note: when adding judges to a panel (or assigning entries to judges), Award Force does not notify these judges automatically on your behalf. As judging can sometimes be configured weeks or months ahead of when the judging takes place, we leave it to you to contact judges when you're ready. To do so, we recommend sending a broadcast to your judges from the Settings > Judging > Assignments page once it's time for them to access their accounts.

Delete manual assignments

To delete an assignment:

  1. From the Manage workspace, navigate to Judging > Settings > Assignments
  2. Open the Advanced search and use the Judge filter to locate the assignment
  3. Check the box next to the assignment
  4. Open the Action drop-down and click Delete
Note: this will not delete the entry, only the judging assignment(s).

The entry will no longer appear in the judge list of entries. If a judge has started or completed a judging assignment, the assignment can no longer be deleted completely. Instead, it will be marked as 'stray'. You can learn more about stray scores here: What are stray scores?

The deleted (stray) assignments will not be included in any reporting. This feature protects historical data as there was judging activity that took place within these assignments, in case you ever need to recover those scores in the future.

To recover scores, create another manual assignment with the same entry and judge.

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