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Introducing – JudgeFest

Your friendly neighborhood software developers at Ninja Software have been busily working on Judgefest. A new real-time Judging platform revolutionizing the competition judging process.

Put down your clipboard and pens.

Your friendly neighborhood software developers at Ninja Software have been busily working on JudgeFest. A new real-time Judging platform revolutionizing the competition judging process.

Has your school got a science fair or talent show coming up? or are you hosting or part of a pitchfest or award night?
JudgeFest might just be able to take the stress out of your judging systems. Not only is it easy to use and scalable to almost any sized event, JudgeFest is also completely free. No ‘lite’ version, no pay walls and no annoying advertisements.

Judgefest Logo

The App was first trialed at the WAITTA (Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunication Awards) INCITE Awards, where nearly 300 attendees downloaded JudgeFest, and were given the power to rate, score and voice their opinions in real-time and have their feedback updated and presented live on the big screen.

Using JudgeFest to manage your event is remarkably simple, there is a full step by step process on the website with pictures here.
Firstly you have to download the app, which you can get here:

Once that’s done, If you are creating the event that you are using JudgeFest to manage, click “Manage Events” and either signup for a free account, or “login” if it isn’t your first time.

login screen from JudgeFest app

Then Select “manage” to:

create event screen from judgefest

Create your new event. Set your event short-code and optionally upload an image to set as your competition logo.

create judges screen from JudgeFest

Set your judges individually or leave it open to guest judges and allow them access by giving them your event code.

Team list from Judgefest app

Create the individual teams participating in the event. With the ability to set up to 100 teams, JudgeFest can handle almost any competition you throw at it.

Category List from Judgefest app

Create and manage the judging criteria for the event. Have as many or as few categories as you like, you can set them to be out of 3, 5, 10 or anywhere in between, all the way up to 100.

leaderboard from Judgefest app

Then all that is left to do is to view the collective results for each team at the end, it’s that simple.

Judgefest contest sliders

As a Judge, it gets even easier.
After downloading the app, enter your event shortcode available from the event organiser, and the list of contestants are straight at your finger tips. Select the team, use the easy sliders to rate the contestant on the pre-set criteria and hit send. Your job is done. No pages of paper being ripped by the wind, no asking for ‘white out’ to make adjustments, no more risk of ink poisoning from those pesky pens. If you are looking for a way to streamline the Judging process, JudgeFest is it.

We have already been contacted by multiple overseas companies who have stumbled across our product and who love it just as much as we do, with some people asking for and suggesting new features for the next version release already.

If you can see a use for JudgeFest, or if you have any feature suggestions, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the team at hello@ninjasoftware.com.au.

Written by:

Reece Roguski

Junior Web Developer at Ninja Software