Online Video Contest Management
Do you want to accept videos for your contest, but think it’s too technically difficult? Are you confused by the different video types and online playback? Let omniCONTESTS clear the confusion!
omniCONTESTS has streamlined the video entry process for entrants, judges and administrators. We take care of the technical details of managing your online video contest. Our contest software handles the video encoding – when an entrant uploads videos, the system automatically creates thumbnails and transforms the video to standard FLV format. The FLV file is a standard format geared for fast high quality playback over the Web for judging or for display in a competition gallery.
More than 20 video file types are supported (e.g., MOV, WMV, MPG, AVI, etc.). Judging is easy – you can set up your judging teams and your judges can review and score the videos from anywhere. In fact, judges in six continents are watching videos right now using omniCONTESTS!
OmniCONTESTS manages the technical operations related to this software platform such as hosting, security, maintenance, backups and software and hardware upgrades. The development team uses a reliable Web database, as well as disaster recovery platform technologies and best practices. The team is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, ISO 9001 Certified, CMMI Level 3 Certified with Level 4 obtainment being implemented now. Some of the many organizations currently using omniCONTESTS and managing their video uploads include the Global Effie Awards, Industrial Designers Society of America and Direct Marketing Association’s ECHO Awards. Click here for more on who is using omniCONTESTS.
Best Online Video Contest Software & Management
If you’re running a communications or advertising award program, videos are an important element of your competition. Entrants can easily broadcast advertisements and upload their commercials to the Web for easy judging by their peers and industry leaders. Videos can elevate your competition and can save both the entrants and contest organizers a great deal of time, money and effort!
An online video contest can also be a fun way to interact with members, customers and partners. With omniCONTESTS, you have full access to entry information and the videos for the contests can be downloaded for other communication and promotional purposes. Even if it isn’t a video competition, many are allowing entrants to support their entries with an optional video. Videos can be used to describe and showcase an entry and they are easy for judges to review.
Once an entrant has uploaded her videos and other files, she can easily submit and pay for her entries online with a credit card. With omniCONTESTS online video contest software, entrants pay online in a secure, SSL protected environment. Supported gateways include Authorize.NET, PayPal Website Payments Pro, PayPal Payflow Pro and PayPal Standard. Automatic email receipts and notifications are sent from the system.
A video is a great medium to share, express and communicate ideas. At the end of the contest, you’ll have accumulated hours of fascinating videos, and you can showcase the video content in an online gallery. All entrants, not just winners, can benefit from entering the competition. It is a win-win situation - you are marketing your entrants' products on your site!
With omniCONTESTS’ omniGALLERY module, all your contest entries can be showcased in a gallery. You can customize the search, results and detail pages with images and links to other sites and videos, and you can change text to match your organization's site. With an online gallery, you can unlock more opportunities with sponsorship, advertising and subscriptions.
To start accepting online videos today, we encourage you to check out the many award and contest software features we offer. Contact omniCONTESTS today to learn more about our online video contest services!