One of the reasons why applicants churn from certain programs is the ambiguity related to the application process. Never hearing back from a program can be disappointing, especially if the applicant spent a long time filling in their application form.
Organizing an awards program can be a lot of work, many tasks to manage at the same time, and several stakeholders to communicate with, we feel you! However, if your aim is to increase the quantity and quality of applications received, you will need to add some more tasks to the list!
The judges experience needs to be straightforward and intuitive. As mentioned, judges usually are busy people, and they don’t expect to spend more time than they should reviewing or trying to reach applications.
If you ever managed any kind of a call for applications, you probably know that it goes far beyond building forms and receiving applications. There are a lot more to do than the core tasks of building the program landing page, assigning judges to submissions, communicating with applicants, etc.
After the hackathon launch, things get a little intense; you are supposed to handle several tasks such as manage applications, communicate with judges and mentors, moderate the hackathon community, all in parallel.
As a hackathon organizer, you need to orchestrate the entire event,
In this article, we will cover the first and most crucial phase of your journey, the preparation phase. We put together ten items to check before the launch of the hackathon. Let’s go straight to the first one: