Opus Contest is priced using multiple TIERS. Each tier provides the user with a specific set of features.
While design originally for Music Solo & Ensemble contests it works for any type of contest including Math Olympiad, Knowledge Bowl, Cheerleading, etc. Create your own contest types using your own terminology
You create the terminology for Type, Category, Item, and User. For an Instrumental Solo Ensemble contest you would use Type, Category, Instrument, Director. For a Math Olympiad you may use Type, Grade Level, Team Type, Teacher. Whatever terminology you use is what your users will see and understand.
Ability to control the Header and Footer of all public pages. You can include special instructions as well as graphics and links to your own web site pages or downloadable materials.
Single or Multi-day contests are possible.
You can setup multiple buildings and rooms. Within each room, timeslots consisting of start and end times along with an increment in minutes defines what happenss in each room. Timeslots also have the ability to contains breaks, lunch, etc Each timeslot has a specific judge assigned to it.
OpusEvent Contest provides functionality for Local contests to roll up to a Regional, or State level contest. Winners are posted at the Local contest and then transferred to a State contest for scheduling. There is no need to make a new entry. Teachers/Directors are notified of winners rolling up via email and use a dedicated link to either register or withdraw the entry from the State contest.
You decide what options to provide by defining your Contest Classes. Examples of Classes: Solo, Small Ensemble, Large Ensemble, Small Team, Large Team, etc. For each class you define the minimum and maximum number of members.
Create any number of categories within your contest types. For example: create a 'Flute-Piccolo' Category within your 'Woodwinds' Contest Type.
create any number of items within each Category. Using the example above: create a 'Flute' instrument and a 'Piccolo' instrument within the 'Flute-Piccolo' Category.
Feees you charge for entries are fully under your control. You can set a price for non-ensemble, ensemble, and ensemble member. There is also an option to create a maximum price for a single entry.
Payment of the entry fee is collected on-line vusing our secure OpusEvent Credit Card Gateway.
You can choose to have the parent/guardian pay for the entry fees directly using email and the OpusEvent Credit Card Gateway.
Entries can include Accompanists if desired. This is set at the Category level
You can optionally allow special requests for scheduling. As an example: Setup two special request options for your contest, one for AM scheduling and the other for PM scheduling. The automated scheduling process will take these special requests into consideration while scheduling your contest.
Contest Managers can setup any additional data that you want to collect for each Entry. Examples: T-Shirt Size, Teacher Cell Phone on the day of the contest, Previous Experience. This data is available to you for reporting.
No more mailing out letters, or generating secondary email lists and groups. Quickly send emails out to your users by category, school, status, etc. It is simple to communicate with your users as well as look up and see what you have communicated to them.
The scheduling process is 100% automated. We schedule making sure all Students and Accompanists are conflict-free. Contest Managers also have the ability to manually change the schedule as required to make necessary adjustments and handle special exceptions. Event Managers also setup scheduling constraints such as how many minutes to allow for a room change in the same building and how many minute to allow for a building change. Your contest can also support a double timeslot option if you desire.
When scheduling is complete, Event Managers email the schedule out to Teachers, Entries, Judges, and Accompanists. This task is simple and gives everyone involved their schedule including building and room.
The Event Manager can optionall allow a public schedule page that provides a lookup tool accessible byy anyone to find their schedule.
Scores can be entered into the system on the day of the contest or after the event finishes. The scoring system utilized is created by the Contest Manager and will match what you are familiar with.
Adjudication forms can be printed for each Entry by Timeslot. Hand these to your judge as a simple/common way to score an entry. You can use our existing OpusEvent format or we can help you nuild your own.
Individual certificates can be printed including the Category, Item, Score and even a signature. They can be printed to PDF and emailed to the teacher/director.