As an effect of the COVID 19 pandemic, most of the exhibitions including photography exhibitions are going on online nowadays. We need user-friendly software to manage any photography contest online. So it is important to choose user-friendly software when we think of any national or international level photography contest online. So, the questions are what make software the best photography exhibition software for conducting online photography contest? Let’s have a look at this blog that will guide you systematically to choose the best Photography Exhibition Software:
When you conduct an online photography exhibition, you need a website to maintain the entries, show information about the event, and display results. Be sure if the service provider offers you an SSL secured website to do all this stuff. An SSL secured website ensures you better protection against the loss of any personal information and data.
The software that you use to manage your photography exhibitions online should be flexible enough to host and manage events of various types. There are different institutions across the world that give you permission to run online photography contests. Among all such institutions, the most reputed and common are the Photography Society of America (PSA), the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) etc. So many clubs across the globe organise photography contests on the basis of the affiliations of these bodies. They don’t have the same set of rules for maintaining entries, judging, defining the sections, awarding the photographs, and preparing reports. The best photography exhibition software is flexible enough to offer you the chance of hoisting any salon or circuit under the affiliation of any of these existing bodies. Otherwise, it will have the option to run customisable photography events.
You should be careful if the photography exhibition software offers you the opportunities of auto-generation of scorecards, results, participants’ and award certificates etc. This reduces the time of managing the events so that you can finish everything following the proper timeline.
The software providing company should have a team of experts for managing your event. An experienced and expert webmaster and his/her team will always be ready to offer you help at any moment regarding the managing of entries and fees, conducting judging, etc. A major part of any online photography exhibition is the judging session. Judges are mostly from multi-lingual backgrounds. A well-organised team with multi-lingual background is beneficial for managing the judging session.
Customers Review and Reputation
You may verify the service providing software’s reputation through the customers’ comments and ratings at various social media handles. A software providing and managing company, that has much experience in handling many photography-related events globally, might be the best choice for you. A good reputation can’t be earned on a single day from a single person. A diversified customers’ review will help you to understand how reputed and reliable your software is to offer you a hassle-free online photography event.
The worldwide pandemic due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 virus has restricted our lives in various ways. As COVID 19 virus is transmittable through social gatherings, we are following a series of online events nowadays as a part of avoiding social gatherings. Despite the physical distance, photographers across the world get connected through different online photography exhibitions so that their passion for photography is never off. The online photography events are helping people for recreation when people are home-bound for avoiding social gatherings. Otherwise, we are getting introduced to people and cultures of different places through their representations in the visual culture through such events. A user-friendly software helps any photography club or organisation to organise any online photography event in a hassle-free way.