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Collect, manage and analyse creative submissions all in the same place. Grow your impact and save time on admin.

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Vorteile:

The active demo was very useful and being able to view and download data pre, post and during the event was extremely helpful. The cost is also very reasonable.

Nachteile:

I found scheduling the rounds more difficult than I anticipated, the staff again helped. The software refreshes more frequently than I am used to.

Bewertungen zu Zealous

Durchschnittliche Bewertung

Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4,5
Kundenservice
5,0
Funktionen
4,5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
4,7

Weiterempfehlungsquote

8,9/10

Zealous hat eine Gesamtbewertung von 4,8 von 5 Sternen basierend auf 24 Nutzerbewertungen auf Capterra.

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Fikri H.
Fikri H.
Director in Malaysia
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
E-Learning, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

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Unexpected Experience but a Smooth Sailing in Scoring Competition with Zealous

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: I had so much fun and hoping to use this in the future.
Worth every single pennies I spent.

Vorteile:

Considering this a scoring platform, but take it as an automation software which made everything essential, from organising your judges, assigning the scoring to the judges, and even calculating your average scores with an easy UI and commandable UX. It takes some time to learn but the best thing is the customer service themselves helped by assisting me with detailed walkthrough (through Microsoft Teams), and countless email of questions to which they assist me very well. The application and the scoring data can be downloaded easily as csv files, and even all applications can be in PDF forms. Truly appreciate it especially if you have to manually assign later on. I'd like to appreciate too how the team helped me initially when we encountered problems with my card (I couldn't pay through the website), but they invoiced me the payment (through email) and everything went well.

Nachteile:

I really wish that sub-categories can be introduced because mainly categories only might not be sufficient for the data. In example, Category A and sub-category 1 (instead of separating them into categories only). Another thing is, you may need to cater your own tutorial (but it's not really difficult) for the judges considering the level of understanding and literacy.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

letztes Jahr

Hi Fikri, Thank you so very much for your kind review! We'll take a look into subcategories - in the meantime, it's worth noting you can create different opportunities for different categories, and then use the categories tag as subcategories. This is especially useful when you have different judges for different categories - and allows you to measure progress on each category as you begin receiving submissions. Thank you again! Guy

Matt F.
Deputy Director in UK
Bürgerliche & soziale Einrichtungen, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Excellent competition portal and submission management

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: The Zealous team has been really great at helping us manage our competitions and addressing our feedback. They are quick to respond and clearly value us even as a small customer.

Vorteile:

We've been using Zealous for our Creative Future Writers' Award competition for several annual rounds. It's fairly easy to set up, quite customisable, and provides an excellent portal for us to collect and sort submissions. Initially we were hesitant about the potential for people submitting having problems with it, having to mediate their technical problems and/or hiccups, but these have been nearly non-existent. Previously we had an in-house portal on our website and as submissions rose year on year (from 300 to 1,500) it was really clear this wasn't working at all, and the level of manual administration was totally eliminated by transferring over to Zealous. From a user-end standpoint, it's very professional looking and incorporates all of our branding. Previously we received a much higher proportion of e-mail/postal entries and these have probably gone down significantly due to the ease of entering via Zealous.

Nachteile:

We have found Zealous really flexible and easy to use. There are only a couple of minor aspects we're working with them on (scoring before the closing date and processing optional entry donations)--and Zealous is doing all they can to address these. Occasionally we've found submissions slow to load when reading them but I gather this has been fixed.

Simon C.
Creative Director in UK
Sport, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Zealous effortlessly manages the Rugby Photographer of the Year awards

5,0 vor 4 Wochen Neu

Kommentare: We had a very positive experience with Zealous. Apart from the platform just working and doing what we wanted it to do without any issues, the real bonus was the real time customer service. And not bot chat, but speaking to an actual person that had all of the answers and actioned them there and then. For me that was the real bonus to Zealous.

Vorteile:

The Zealous platform has ease of use at its heart. We used it for submissions to a photographic awards. We were easily able to set up multiple categories under one entry mechanism and make it easy for not only our own use but for applicants to use. We also saw a massive uptake in entries from our previous awards. We have to attribute that to the Zealous platform and the clear steps to making a successful submission.

Nachteile:

No cons to using Zealous. It did exactly what we wanted it to.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

vor 3 Wochen

Hi Simon, Thanks so very much for your glowing review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the platform and customer support. We're never far should there be anything more we can do to improve our services for your next Rugby Photographer of the Year awards All the best, Guy Founder

Stepanka F.
Artist and independent curator in UK
Kunst & Handwerk, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Kostenlose Testversion
Herkunft der Bewertung

Excellent customer service

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: We used Zealous for launching an open call for free exhibition. Most of other platforms do not charge for free opportunities since they gain subscribers who need to register before they enter the opportunity. This was a little disappointing to receive a warning that we have reached the free trial limit and our account was going to be frozen. Zealous should make it more obvious that the service is free to only certain extent. Their quote on the website "It costs you nothing to be part of Zealous and it never will." is missleading.

Vorteile:

We really like the quick response we got from the customer service. The staff dealt with our issues very quickly, suggested several improvements and were overall very helpful.

Nachteile:

It wasn't clear that launching an unpaid opportunity within the free trial was limited by only six submissions. However, our concerns were resolved with the customer service to mutual satisfaction.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

letztes Jahr

Thank you for the great review Stepanka. Thank you also for the feedback, we'll be sure to take a look at our communications to make sure our pricing is clearer. (I know the pages aimed at artists using Zealous highlight us being free so that's where the ambiguity might be). All the best, Guy

Gareth A.
Head of Music in Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Bildungsmanagement, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Zealous

5,0 vor 3 Wochen Neu

Kommentare: Zealous made the organization of this competition easier for everyone involved. There is another, similar competition to ours which used google drive and a number of people said how much easier they found the whole experience because of zealous.

Vorteile:

The ease of navigation through the different entries. We had nearly 400 entries across 14 different categories, and the fact that with a unique number I as administrator and all the judges could access the correct file within seconds. It also created spreadsheets we could use for sharing of information amongst the judging team.

Nachteile:

The search function would only work with the assigned number from zealous. If you were searching for a student by name this could be a little hit and miss.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

vor 2 Wochen

Hi Gareth, thank you so very much for the great review and the feedback about the search function. The good news is we've just integrated a better search service, allowing you to search entries by many more criteria. This update is available now, ready for your next competition. All the very best, Guy

Kathryn B.
PTSA in USA
Hochschulbildung, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Outstanding Judging Platform with equally outstanding Customer Service

5,0 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: I cannot express how delighted and thankful I am with the Zealous product and the Zealous team. The platform is extremely easy to use for the administrators, entrants and judges alike. The process saved hundreds of hours as the site organizes the project, presents options for the contest as well as provides options for judging. The team at Zealous is extremely supportive and has a sincere interest in ensuring the event is structured in a way to ensure success. The contest was an essay contest for a US High School, and ease of use was a critical need. The number of entries received were double what was expected. This success is highly correlated to the professionalism of the platform the users saw, and the ease of use for High School Students is a very big deal. This essay contest was for students to document how Covid-19 has impacted them, in 2020. It is likely the essay contest would not have taken place had it not been for Zealous. Thank you [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] - you are rock stars! If you are deciding on a platform to use for your contest, stop here and use Zealous.

Vorteile:

The software was extremely flexible to use and was able to be modified to fit the needs of the Contest. The entrants are students, and some of the judges are also students, so anonymous judging was required. The contest was set up so the entrants would have minimal questions (i.e., distractions) to answer prior to entering the contest. We had a lower than expected drop out rate from initial review of contest to actual entry to contest, which is a huge win. The contest also required a large number of judges, from students, alumni of the school, and community members. This was also easily accommodated in zealous.co. The results of the contest will be posted on various local, state and ideally national museums and archives. A huge shout out to Zealous.co who has a flexible product that performs and is part of this historical process. Well done.

Nachteile:

Nothing. The product met the objectives of the essay contest with clear guidelines, and ease of use for administrators, judges and entrants, as well as the museums who will be archiving this information.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

vor 2 Jahren

Hi Kathryn, thank you so very much for taking the time to submit your review! We're thrilled you had a good experience, and please don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can improve on in the future.

Laura E.
Communications and Audience Development Manager in UK
Kunst & Handwerk, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Zealous - the best platform to host artist call outs

5,0 vor 2 Jahren

Vorteile:

It has all the features we need (and some we didn’t know we needed!). It’s easy to set up and monitor our opportunities and the interface for judging and shortlisting is great. Really helpful that applicants can upload various types of media (images, video, sound, documents) into their submissions, which our judges can then easily view within the application. We received our highest number of submissions, an increase of 22%. The support from the Zealous team has been fantastic too - always on hand for questions.

Nachteile:

I had one little hiccup during the process where I made a change to our schedule in the system and in doing so deleted lots of data. The Zealous team were so helpful, and had their technicians retrieve all of the data for me really quickly. I suggested a warning pop up if a change would impact on current data, and I think this has now been implemented.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

vor 2 Jahren

Hi Laura, thank you so very much for taking the time to submit your review and for your feedback on the popup! I've submitted it to the development team, and we'll have that deployed for you in no time!

Imogen B.
Communications Director in Spanien
Forschung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Excellent submission portal and competition judging platform

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: Hosting our annual photography competition on Zealous was a revelation. The platform is incredibly easy to use at every stage of the process. Setting up the competition ‘opportunity’ was done in a matter of minutes even though we added a series of extra categories to customise the application form, and as submissions rolled in we were able to keep an eye on what we were receiving in realtime. Over the months we ran the call-out we received over 1,000 individual images, a notable increase from our previous competitions, in part due to the brilliant marketing from the Zealous team themselves. We had a complex judging process for the competition involving several rounds with different external judges, but on Zealous the organisation and management of this was relatively easy. All of the judges who took part in the process praised the platform for its sleek design, easy navigation and overall ease. We will definitely use Zealous again in the future and encourage anyone planning a competition or looking to collect submissions to try Zealous too!

Vorteile:

One of the best features of Zealous is the way that submissions are presented alongside their captions and the application form. When judging the competition, being able to easily click between views, selecting scores, and viewing scores in order, was incredibly useful. The automated messaging and rounds systems also saved us hours of administrative work and enabled us to focus our energies on the submission selections. But perhaps the biggest ‘pro’ of working with Zealous is the support that the team provides. Our internal team is not particularly tech-savvy and we had a lot of questions at the beginning, but no matter how many emails we sent, our account manager and the support team were quick to respond, friendly and just generally a pleasure to work with.

Nachteile:

We didn’t encounter any problems using the software, but it would be nice in the future to see more flexible scoring options and the ability to leave notes or feedback on submissions. But with all the updates Zealous offers, I’m sure it won’t be long until such features are available.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

letztes Jahr

Thanks for your feedback Imogen! You'll be happy to hear we've now added the ability to add categories and comments will be coming soon. These will no doubt be ready for your next competition. All the best, Guy

Anna R.
Events Coordinator in UK
Unterhaltung, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great platform for hosting competitions

4,0 vor 3 Wochen Neu

Kommentare: We are really happy with our choice of using the platform Zealous to host the first edition of the XP Awards. It has been easy to setup and we had a great user experience. Our judges gave us some positive feedback after having used the platform as well. The team of Zealous has been super helpful and present throughout the entire process.

Vorteile:

The user experience was great. It was the first time we were hosting a competition and the platform made the process a lot easier that we expected. We have been amazed with the support we have received from the team as well.

Nachteile:

When grading artworks, the platform takes a bit of time to process the information before moving onto the next artwork.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

vor 2 Wochen

Hi Anna, Thanks for the rave review! I've noted down the lag on processing your score and will see if we can optimise it for your next competition. All the very best, Guy

Denise B.
Professor of Sustainable Practice in UK
Bildungsmanagement, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

great service

4,0 vor 3 Wochen Neu

Kommentare: I always struggle with new platforms but the Zealous team have been very helpful

Vorteile:

The best thing about Zealous has been the outstanding customer service. I haven’t always set things up as I should, and they have pre-empted issues by noticing and letting me know.

Nachteile:

I may be dim but I had a little trouble scheduling judging rounds - in part because I had no idea how long my judges would take or how many entries to expect

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

vor 2 Wochen

Hi Denise, Thank you for your great review! Understanding your exact needs for your first competition is never easy - especially scheduling rounds! You might find this article we compiled about how to best plan rounds useful for your next competition. https://zealous.co/about/articles/insights/insights-for-orgs/planning-the-schedule-of-your-competition/. Thanks again for taking the time to review us. Guy

Julie M.
Project manager in UK
Kunst & Handwerk, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Zealous - great for a competition

5,0 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: We set up an ran a photography competition with an older person's network based at a charity. No one in the group had any experience of running anything like this before. The Zealous team helped us to set up our competition online and it was really simple. We were able to achieve a much more professional look than we would have been able to if we had used our website to host the competition.

Vorteile:

Zealous is very simple to use. We used it to run a photography competition and were able to invite participants to upload images and judges to score them - some people had very little experience of using a remote platform like this but we didn't experience any problems at all as there is no technical knowledge necessary. The platform looks professional and has all the functionality you need. Scores get collated automatically and you can define parameters for shortlisting - so it all happens pretty automatically. The Zealous team were super helpful and really made sure that everything ran smoothly. During the Covid-19 pandemic this software is so useful - it enabled us to run a competition completely remotely and we hope to use it again for exhibitions.

Nachteile:

The whole process is super simple - I can't think of anything negative based on our experience.

Georgina A.
Students Prize Manager in UK
Kunst & Handwerk, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Zealous

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: They have been fantastic and are always there to help and assist should be have a query. They listen to our feedback and incorporate changes and accommodate our needs whenever possible. This has allowed us to expand the size and scope of our prizes, to the benefit of all those involved.

Vorteile:

It provides a user friendly interface for artists to use and upload their entries. It enables judges to easily compare entries and mark in their own time and it is customisable so suits the needs of our different competitions.

Nachteile:

It can be a little slow to load and it would be helpful for us to be able to close out previous competitions without having to complete the entire process as stipulated by the Zealous program.

Hilary C.
Events Officer in UK
Non-Profit-Organisation Management, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Highly Recommend Zealous

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and his team provide the ultimate customer service and more. Their technical ability is second to none, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is patient, solution focused and always find the time to listen. Our Awards event was hugely successful thanks to Zealous. I would highly recommend them and in fact will be contracting Zealous for the forthcoming awards event we have planned.

Vorteile:

Quick, efficient, and effective. Clearly designed and thought through from a users perspective. It is streamlined and felt risk free. Uploading data is a step by step process made simple and allows for flexibility and manipulation before going live. Being able to add corporate branding is key as are the various media that applicants can use to upload their entries. The active demo was very useful and being able to view and download data pre, post and during the event was extremely helpful. The cost is also very reasonable.

Nachteile:

I cant think of single thing I didn't like.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

letztes Jahr

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Hilary! We really look forward to hosting you again soon.

Nell L.
Founder in UK
Kunst & Handwerk, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Review of Zealous for our open call

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: The product is a game changer for those running calls. If you're used to running them independently, Zealous is a transformative experience. The staff are unflappable and superb.

Vorteile:

The product is endlessly intuitive and capable of handling very nuanced information, including large format size picture files and clients who begin several entries. There is considerable flexibility for judging and rounds which is very helpful. The very best thing about Zealous is its customer support, the best Ive ever come across , hands down.

Nachteile:

I found scheduling the rounds more difficult than I anticipated, the staff again helped. The software refreshes more frequently than I am used to.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

letztes Jahr

Thanks so much for the feedback Nell! We're actually looking into rounds now to make them more intuitive. All the best, Guy

Alisa S.
Student Engagement Officer in UK
Bildungsmanagement, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Using Zealous for our annual Art Competition

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: Using Zealous has simplified the admin and logistics of running our annual art competition. It was great to be able to do everything on one platform, from entry submission to judging. It has saved us huge amounts of time and is certainly something we will continue to use in future. The Zealous team were absolutely brilliant from day one - incredibly helpful, always on hand to answer questions and ensured our transition to using the platform was a smooth process. Thank you!!

Vorteile:

The software is very easy to use. We were able to set up our competition in no time at all. Many of the admin tasks associated with running a competition (e.g. processing entries, reminder emails to judges, collating scores) is taken care of automatically which saved us hours and hours of work. We were also incredibly impressed by the level of support received from Zealous from day one.

Nachteile:

It would be helpful if judges could add comments/feedback to the entries (I think this something they are working on!)

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

letztes Jahr

Thanks so very much for your feedback Alisa! Comments are on our roadmap - and hopefully should be ready for your next one! All the very best, Guy

Ziquita R.
Curator in Kanada
Kunst & Handwerk, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Great Program for Small Organizations

5,0 letztes Jahr

Vorteile:

Very easy to use and score artwork. I LOVE the analytics that come with the software.

Nachteile:

As you collect more submissions the pricing increases. As a company that is growing I found it annoying to have to increase the package every month.

Frida G.
Campaigns Manager in UK
Verlagswesen, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great for awards submissions

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: It’s been great working with Zealous. It streamlines the whole submissions process, from taking submissions to judging.

Vorteile:

• It significantly reduces the admin work around award submissions. • Easy to judge. • Additional exposure of the award to Zealous' subscribers. • Helpful team.

Nachteile:

• Nothing that the team hasn't been able to help solving

Verifizierter Rezensent
Social Media and Communications Coordinator in UK
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Informationsdienst, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

An efficient platform for awards judging

4,0 vor 2 Monaten

Kommentare: Overall a very good experience. A friendly team for support too.

Vorteile:

The judging process for our annual awards this year has been immensely successful thanks to the Zealous platform. Being able to assign specific categories to judges, score cards, and a robust submissions catalogue have shaved off a lot of time for all involved, and saved us days of manually faffing around in folders and spreadsheets.

Nachteile:

At the moment, score cards are limited to just numerical scoring. What would have made the judging process even easier for the panel would be the an open text box for comments. In general, score cards could do with a lot more components like "Yes/No" or "Listbox" segments, though I understand this is a relative new feature.

Ema M.
Director in UK
Kunst & Handwerk, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great customer support!

5,0 letztes Jahr

Vorteile:

easy to use. great automatic features such as emailing artists and keeping them updated.

Nachteile:

some bugs within the website. a few applicants complained.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

letztes Jahr

Hi Ema, Thanks so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed our service. We'd love to look into the bugs you mentioned - if you could email us a little more information we'll be sure them ASAP. Thanks again for taking the time to write the review. Guy

Jason K.
Illustrator in UK
Verlagswesen, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great website.

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: Great, would use again.

Vorteile:

Zealous made my open call for art an easy and streamlined process both for myself and the artists applying. Navigating the site is quite easy once you get your head around it. And the final open call looks professional and inviting.

Nachteile:

None that were detrimental to my project.

Flora W.
Business Support Manager in UK
Non-Profit-Organisation Management, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Zealous review

4,0 letztes Jahr

Vorteile:

- The customer service we received was excellent - Found it easy to navigate - It was really good value for money

Nachteile:

- Some features didn't quite fit our business model

Stephan V.
CEO in Deutschland
Kunst & Handwerk, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great for receiving online submissions

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: It brought a lot of opportunities to my business, to connect with artists worldwide

Vorteile:

The ability to reach new audiences and evaluate their art.

Nachteile:

They have a lot of functionalities, so it could take a to get yoused to it, but the costumer support is the best out there!

Rebecca B.
Artist Engagement in UK
Kunst & Handwerk, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Zealous

5,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: The customer service was beyond fantastic. Informed, helpful, cheerful and accessible.

Vorteile:

It was good at consolidating the information we information we needed in one place.

Nachteile:

It was not organized as well as it could have been, I think that was a function of its versatility though. So, having only used it once, I think the next time I will have a better user experience as I will be a better user!

Andrew B.
Writing Communities Administrator in UK
Schreiben & Editieren, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Good for writing programmes

4,0 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: Easy to set up, helpful, took time to talk to us about our needs.

Vorteile:

Customer services is very good, easy to edit.

Nachteile:

Issue with the address function not knowing Scottish place names.

Antwort von Zealous Solutions

letztes Jahr

Thanks for your review Andrew. We'll take a look into our addresses data, it should really include Scottish places! All the very best, Guy