Is it possible to create an award voting system through JotForm?

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    Asked on July 19, 2016 at 03:59 PM

    Hi there, 

    I work for Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival in Sudbury, ON Canada. 

    We'll likely be using your forms for our accreditation registration this year and we were wondering if it was possible to do more with the JotForm platform.

    We hold an annual audience choice voting award for best documentary film, short film and feature film for our film festival. Would it be possible to set up a system of voting through JotForm? i.e. people can log in and rate their favourite films and the film with the highest rating wins. I'm not sure if a form that can be logged into is an option.

    Please let me know!


    Chris Gagnon

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    Answered on July 19, 2016 at 05:02 PM

    So if I understand you it seems to me that you basically want  to create a form that can be used for as a voting award system for a film festival.

    In short yes you can do that, the possibilities are almost endless in many ways and we have tons of features to enable you to do such.

    However, one thing you would not be able to do is create a login or account form because our platform is not designed to function that way and it could be considered phishing if collecting usernames and passwords which would violate our terms of usage.

    But, you could use something along the lines of to allow you to collect and use profile info from facebook on your forms. Additionally you can also allow editing to update them.

    So what I would suggest is you can either do this all on one form with our rating fields or alternatively you could separate it across specific forms for that to be more organized about by embedding that in a multipurpose form to host it all on one main form. This basically works similar to our multipayment form method.

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    Answered on July 21, 2016 at 09:39 AM

    Thanks so much!

    How do I keep an average of star ratings? We'll likely get a lot of these coming in.
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    Answered on July 21, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    You are very welcome.

    You've asked a follow-up question so I've moved that to this thread here as a new secondary topic to answer your question.