American Advertising Awards Knowledge Base

Welcome to the knowledge base for AAF's usage of the OpenWater Awards Platform. The content on this knowledge base is specific for AAF only and is not applicable for other OpenWater customers. OpenWater provides the Academy located here which contains instructional documents and guides for general OpenWater use.

Getting Started

I want to set up my local club in preparation for entries.

I want to test my local competition's entry process as an applicant.

I want to test my local competition's review process as a judge.

FAQ - Entry Process

How do I mark an entry as approved or disapproved?

How do I re-open an entry so an entrant can make edits?

How do I mark an entry as paid?

How do I mark that materials are received for an entry?

How do I make an adjustment on an invoice?

How do I impersonate an entrant?

How do I manually create an entry as an admin?

How do I reset an entrant's password?

How do I blast email entrants?

How do I delete an entry?

FAQ - Judging Process

How do I add judges to the competition?

How do I bulk-assign entries to judges?

How do I use scoring sheets and wall sheets?

How do I bulk download all files of the entries?

How do I restrict online judging only to certain categories?

How do I impersonate a judge?

How do I reset a judge's password?

How do I blast email all judges?

FAQ - Post Judging

How do I mark entries as winners and forward them to regional competition / national competition manually?

How do I use scoring ranges to assign winners and forward to regional / national competition?

How do I blast email winners and non-winners?

How do I run a report and export all the entries to excel?

How do I generate a winners book?

How do I generate a winners voice script?

How do I run a finance report?