What is it?

The industry gold standard awards management system, tailored just for you.

An intuitive web platform on which you can oversee every aspect of your awards event – from start to finish.

A simple way for you to manage entries, delegates, judging and winners.

Saves you time and hassle, ensuring the whole awards process runs smoothly.

Packed with rich features, all of which you can customize to suit your exact needs.

The robust system is scalable to handle any number of entries, plus a wide range of supporting materials.

Contact us today to find out how we can help make your awards event outstanding.


Experience in building entry systems


Successful entry systems launched


Completed site registrations


Entry submissions to our systems

£100 M+

In revenue generated for our clients


Media files handled

How does it work?

AwardsEngine has three main modules (with free Admin).
You can use any one, two or all of them for your award.

Customise your forms

A fully customizable system for entries

You can tailor the entry system to suit your awards. It’s all super-flexible and scalable so you can add new forms, categories or shows whenever you need to.

All media upload formats accepted

Secure, scalable storage for multiple media types

Collects many types of entry media (image, movie, audio, document, URL) allowing for high res files to be uploaded and automatically made web-ready by the system. Can also accept media in Vimeo and Youtube format.

Payment & invoicing

Full payment and invoicing system built in

Many payment options available to entrants. Stripe card payment included, other card payments available. Payment in most currencies accepted. Create your own promo codes with discount options.


Online administration of all your entries

You can sort your entries by type, by category, by country, or by any other criteria you wish to add, including your own tags.

Review all entries, contact entrants and masquerade to give entrant assistance.

Whether your awards event has a few dozen entries or a few hundred thousand, you can organize them quickly and easily with Awards Engine.

Who are we?

Thoughtbubble is the global leader in the field of awards management.

Since 1997 we’ve worked with clients including Cannes Lions, London International Awards, Adweek and the Clio Awards, designing and executing the tailored awards software they need. We save our clients money and time with our streamlined, automated entry systems and outstanding customer service.

Now, we’re bringing our expertise to the world. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned and put it into AwardsEngine – an elegant, fully customizable system that gives YOUR awards event the same degree of professionalism and control that our elite clients find so valuable.

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The AwardsEngine platform is designed to be flexible and easy to enter with a back end that lets you review all entrants and entries to prepare for judging and help entrants with any queries.

Setup Fee: £1600* + % of entry fees

*$2000 / €2000

This is our standard price, additonal features may increase the price. If your award is free to enter we would agree a flat rate based on your requirements - get in touch.

What's included?

The setup fee includes everything you need to get started, including creating your categories and entry forms with media uploads (upto 1GB/entry), peripheral pages such as rules and deadlines, with hosting for the year and styling akin to your main site brand.
We can even include one round of standard online judging (1-10 voting, all judges see all work) in your first season with us.
We use Stripe for payment, setup of this is included.

Basically everything you need to get you up and running.

What's not included?

We charge an additional fee for particularly large or multiple page/complex entry forms; additional page layouts; additional rounds of judging; online polls; winners pages; winners archive hosting; dedicated awards manager; alternative payment gateways can also be added.

Drop us a line to discuss your awards programme needs.

Case studies

AwardsEngine is an integral part of many of the world's greatest awards

Contact us

We'd love to talk to you about your upcoming awards event and how we can help make it outstanding.

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