Skild platform highlights
event setup assistance
Peace of mind knowing that your event has been set up correctly and tested by a trained Skild associate.
We pair every client with a customer service representative who will help to set up your event in the Skild platform. After setup is complete, we'll create test accounts to ensure everything is in order and running properly before your official launch.
You’ll understand the tools of the platform and learn how your event is set up and run.
We’ll guide you through the setup and launch of your event. You be an expert at setup, execution and reporting. Feel confident in operating or making changes to your event.
design resources & user forums
Skild has designed and run hundreds of challenges. You can tap into our vast knowledge base to ensure your event is the best it can be.
Access Skild's design resources and guides such as rules templates, playbooks, white papers, tutorials and community of contest producers.
Whether your event has 10 contestants or 10,000, Skild is ready to scale.
We don’t believe you should be financially punished for having a successful campaign, so we don’t charge for the number of contestants or judges you have in our system.
entry form builder
Use our easy drag-and-drop interface to build custom entry forms in minutes without a designer or developer. You can add drop down menus, radio buttons, check boxes. Make fields that collect text, video, audio, and any type of file upload you can think imagine.
Each form element includes validation logic - for instance, file type, file size, optional or required field, and character limits.
custom registration forms
Choose what you want users to submit at the point of registration.
Our drag-and-drop builder makes it easy to create a variety of form fields in minutes.
Modify the language of page content, emails, error messages and so forth to establish a consistent tone throughout the app.
Skild has general phrases that can be changed in our CMS editor.
A clean dashboard and intuitive controls enable you to navigate and operate the platform confidently.
Manage users and entries, quickly assign entries to judges, monitor incoming data and view real-time reports - all from a single, organized place.
Access any entry or application at any time from the admin panel. You always have access to content, scores and comments.
Skild automatically compiles scores and displays real-time ranking by phase. Filter, sort or search for entries to eliminate, disqualify or advance contestants to the next phase. Submissions may be moderated or "quarantined" prior to publication.
rank & winner selection
Instantly know who’s got the highest score all the way down to the lowest.
Use rank feature to choose semi-finalists, finalists or winners for your contest.
statistics & reporting
Monitor your contest and build custom reports to measure results.
Skild pages may be added your Google Analytics account.
Skild’s built-in filtering system enables you to locate specific entries or users.
Locate specific users or entries by category, submission status and more.
Effortlessly export all data collected during your contest including all user data, form data and files submitted during the competition.
All data in the system belongs to you. Export it at any time.
Group and evaluate similar types of contestants and entries. Easily assign expert judges to review only specific categories if you choose.
In Skild, you can even display different entry forms for each of your categories.
Collect and evaluate data over any number of rounds.
Collect information from your participants and then evaluate it over time with different judges or different criteria.
multi-phase entries & scorecards
Collect and evaluate new or revised submission data over the course of your event.
Accept different entries by phase and assign different scorecards to each phase.
Accept and display videos.
Embed videos via YouTube, Vimeo or Vine. Contestants can also directly upload raw video files
accept multiple media types
Allow entrants to upload a wide range of documents, images and videos.
Collect any type of file: raw video, audio, Microsoft Office docs, pdf, image, zip, vector graphic files and more.
Admins can approve or deny any user type (i.e. users who apply to judge your contest).
Simply select one or more names in the system and click approve.
Sometimes our clients want to go beyond the currently offered features to create their own unique experiences. Skild’s API can be used to help you customize our platform to suit your exact needs.
Skild has three tiers of OpenSkild, our out-of-the-box solution that helps a majority of our clients get up and running quickly and efficiently with the features listed here.
personal branding & custom design
Design your event’s public facing pages to match your current branding. Create a seamless integration from your website to your event on Skild.
Build your own custom-branded user interface using our HTML and CSS editors.
white label option
Brand a site and url completely as your own.
Our white label option removes enables you to remove all references to Skild.
social registration and login
Save participants’ time by enabling instant registration and login.
Applicants and contestants have the option register and sign into the platform using social media tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Yahoo.
public voting and galleries
Display submissions publicly in an online gallery. Choose exactly what you what to be shown from the submission. If you choose, turn on Skild’s voting features to encourage the public to vote and/or comment on entries.
Shared gallery entries through Facebook and Twitter and instantly create links that drive traffic back to your event pages.
Allow entrants to self-organize, collaborate and submit as a team.
Admins can determine the maximum members per team up to 100 participants.
Collect registration or entry submission fees.
Skild offers payment processing through Stripe and PayPal.
Skild is capable of displaying the contestant application in any language.
Events can display in both English and any second language.
Build your own scorecards, customize the criteria, and assign different weights to each criterion.
Score submissions on a numerical scale or use binary scoring.
Quickly assign entries to judges or judges to entries without wasting time creating complicated configurations offline.
Use the “quick assign” feature to rapidly distribute all entries to your entire judging panel, or selectively decide which entries to assign to each judge.
private judging interface
Easily assign any number of entries to any number of judges. Use a weighted value system to score your own criteria.
Register judges from all over the world to evaluate entries, provide feedback, input scores, and review other judges scores and comments.
sharing scores and comments
Scores and comments can be shared with judges and contestants.
Admins can turn on an option feature that enables judges to see each other’s comments and scores. This data can be revealed to contestants, as well.
Hide the identities of entrants from judges or judges from entrants.
Enable blind or double blind judging, control the visibility of comments by user group, and set the entry visibility according to your preference.
Share text, images, documents, videos and external links with your applicants and contestants.
Text, video and images can appear on screen as a pop up, or enable your users to download files for offline access and sharing.
Skild automatically sends emails to users after certain actions are triggered, like when a submission is received, saving you valuable time.
Administrators may also send tailored messages to individuals or groups of users directly from the admin interface.
Keep your participants updated with a dashboard timeline display.
Contestants can see a countdown to the submission due date, as well as display of the major milestones for your event.
Relax knowing your data is safe.
All pages on the Skild website are protected by encryption.
Feel confident that all files uploaded to our server are scanned for viruses.
Files containing viruses are quarantined and deleted.
voter fraud protection
Skild prevents “ballot box stuffing” by permitting voters to only vote once for a specific entry.
Administrators can permit voters to cast a single vote for one submission or several submissions, but never multiple times for one single entry.
safe harbor certified
Skild complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.
Skild certifies that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement.
You never have to worry about your event going offline for technical maintenance or upgrades.
We’ve implemented tools to keep Skild “on” all the time. System upgrades and deployments are done with absolutely no downtime or interruptions to your event.
Users can access the platform using most major browsers.
The Skild platform looks great in the most current versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.
Skild looks great on phones and tablets.
Contestants are not limited to using only a PC or laptop.
cloud-based regular backups
Ensure your data’s integrity is preserved through automated backups.
Skild takes "snapshots" of our database in production nightly and maintains a rolling 7 day backup.
Automatically logs users out of the system after a period of inactivity.
Skild saves entries every 60 seconds. However, after a period of inactivity, users will be logged out of the system after 60 minutes.
Contestants and applicants never have to worry about losing information they’ve entered into the submission form thanks to Skild’s autosave feature.
Our system saves data every 60 seconds.