Acclaim ID

An Acclaim ID is like a username. You enter it (along with your password) to login to your account or into any awards programme that we're providing services for

Apps Role

An Acclaim media handling role for the installation and management of apps onto tablets and smart phones for entry materials in an awards program


Control the behaviour of the categories in your competition

Attribute Set

A group of attributes, typically a list which populates a dropdown or other selection device


Also know as the competition or the programme. This is the entity within which your annual events run

Awards Event

This year's awards event within in the competition or programme


Sometimes referred to as Product


A market grouping for which an award is presented

Category Deadline Override

When set will allow entries to be started after a hard close date

Category Exclusion

A group of categories. An entry can only be in one of these categories.

Category Feature

A highlight the appears above the category name when the categories are listed for the entry to choose from

Category Mapping

An underlying specification that connects categories that relate to the same thing


The entity paying for an entry


AKA Programme, e.g within which annual events are run

Competition Management

An Acclaim role with rights to manage at the highest level of a competition and to manage all the programmes and events within the competition

Conditional Category

A grouping of categories where it is conditional that you have entered the primary category in the group before you can enter any of the others in the group

Confidential Permission

A question-level restriction of access to material provided in an entrant’s answer to a question in an entry form

Cross Promotion Campaigns

Offer entry in program categories to entrants in other programs in the program group

Custom Question Types

A group of special entry template questions consisting of ones for Yes/No answers, for verification, for press release, to authorise user data sharing, for legal agreement and for shopping

Customise Interface

Set the logos, banners and colours for Acclaim


Combines program-wide and local


A person answering questions in an entry form to enable the submission of a body of work for consideration for an award


The offer of a body of work, within guidelines, for consideration for an award for excellence in a category

Entry Batch

A grouping of entries made at the same time or where an entry has been copied into another category. Acclaim considers any entry in the same batch to be explicitly related.

Entry Coordination

An Acclaim role with the rights to perform all the entry management roles except the creation or deletion of categories

Entry Form

A group of questions which comprise an entry into a category in an event

Entry Form Family

A program-wide entry template group which provides mandatory and recommended questions for inclusion in all the entry forms in an awards program where the entry form is in the same family.

Entry Form Validation

A type of question specifying a page minimum and maximum for the entry, with a print to pdf to enable Acclaim to count the current pages included in the entry  

Entry Management

The entry managers view of entry activity in their awards program

Entry Reviewer

A person reviewing entries (QC / Staging) to confirm that the entry is compliant with the requirements for entry and can be assigned to judges for scoring.

Entry Template

An entry form at the competition, program-wide level, which includes mandatory and recommended questions, which can be available to, or imported into, a program where a local entry form is based, in the first case, on the inclusion of the mandatory and recommended questions


An awards event, which may be the annual instance of a competition or programme

Form Localisation

Localisation or translation in the local program entry form where the text and imagery for a question is in a local language with local logos, independent from program-wide requirements

Hard Open and Close Dates

Defined dates before which entries cannot be started and before which they must be completed

Interface Language

Change the language seen on the Acclaim screen by entrants and judges


A person that scores the entries in your awards program

Judging Adjudication

The process of resolving tied judging results.

Judging Coordination

A member of the awards management team with the permissions needed to assist in the management of judging.

Judging Management

A member of the awards management team with responsibility for managing the Judging cycle.

Judging Round

one of one or more rounds of scoring the entry passes through before the results are tabulated.

Judging Track

The main organisational structure used to manage the scoring of categories across your awards program

List Question Types

Specific question types, including list questions and grid questions, the former being generally a a single, vertical dimension, the latter in two dimensions


The ability to modify parts of the Acclaim user interface to reflect local requirements, to translate questions into different languages, and to provide the opportunity for entrants to provide answers in different languages

Manage Competition

Accessed via Actions > Setup and enables the management of a competition, including switching to previous or future events for reporting or setup, and setting the timezone, currency, and help contact addresses

Manage Your Event

Setup and manage your event, e.g. set open and close dates for entry


A program-wide question which must be present in all programs

Media Role

A person that has access to the tools needed to manage the receipt and processing of physical media for your awards program


Organisation that are specified in an entry, e.g. an agency or holding company

Pages Editor

A person that can edit and approve content for publication on web pages served from within Acclaim that are accessible alongside the entry, sales, judging and management tools in Acclaim.

Pages Management

A user that can author content for pages served from within Acclaim but can’t authorise them for publication.


Enables the setting of the local order of program-wide questions in an entry form


The area in SALES that provides the access to the management of the rate cards used to price entry in your awards program.

Primary Category

The primary category in the Conditional Category group that an entry must be made in before entry can be made in any of the other categories in the group.

Print Set

A grouping of questions and associated entry form content that can be printed as a PDF


Sometimes referred to as brand

Product Maintenance

Edit and manage the products for a competition

Production Permission

A question-level permission for the use of the answer to a question

Production Role

A person that has access to the tools needed to access entry content for editorial and production purposes (example: show nomination reels)


The competition within which awards events are run, for example an annual awards event will occur each year within the programme or compeition

Program-Wide Options

A level of access permission giving access to services for multiple programs in the program group.

Promotion Permission

A question-level permission to use answers for promotional purposes

Publication Permission

A question-level permission to use answers for publication purposes

Publicity Permission

A question-level permission to use answers for publicity purposes


Monitoring the quality and readiness of an entry for judging

Question Properties

The properties defining the type, capabilities and entry requirements for a question in an entry form.

Question Type

The type of question going into the entry form. Selected from a set of standard Acclaim question types and any custom question type created for your awards program.

Rate Card

Rate Cards are used to price entry in your awards program and are date sensitive.

Recommended Category

A category in a recommendation group that is suggested to an entrant.


A question for which an entrant must provide and answer


A defined set of access rights in Acclaim


The area in Acclaim that handles all activity relating to entry pricing, the shop, Invoicing and Payment rated to your awards program.

Sales Coordination

A person with limited access to SALES functionality the enables them to assist entrants.

Sales Management

A person responsible for aspects of your awards program related to entry pricing, billing, collection and shop sales.

Service Email Messages

Change the text in the emails Acclaim sends for usr registration, account management, and entry and payment confirmation

Setup Mode

The mode that an awards program is in while you are setting things up. It is not accessible to entrants or judges at this time.


A code associated with a category which enables categories to be grouped

Soft Close Date

When set will allow entries to be started after a hard close date


The process to prepare an entry for judging

Switch Program

The ability to switch between the programs within a competition

Test & House Entry

Enables Acclaim users with assigned management roles to create entries for testing, or on behalf of other Acclaim users




A type of question that generates a PDF with a page count that is within a specified range of number of pages.

Validation Group

An entry template mechanism whereby questions can be grouped in such a way as to offer an entrant a selection of questions to answer, typical being that they must answer any one of the number of questions in the group


A type of question in an entry form that produces and downloads PDF document that is then signed and uploaded to confirm the accuracy of the information submitted.

Virtual Category

A category that cannot be entered directly by an entrant. Entries can be pushed into virtual categories during judging results processing.

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