How do I set up a blind review process?

The Blind Reviews feature allows administrators to keep specific information in submissions hidden from team members/reviewers. For example, in a photo contest, administrators may choose to hide any identifying information about the submitters, so that reviewers will only see and judge the photographs.

By default, the submitter’s name, email address, and cover letter will be hidden from reviewers at or below the team member level specified by the administrator*. The administrator may also mark specific form fields as “Blind” in the Form Designer.

To set up a blind review process, follow these steps:

1. Go to the Categories page and click on the specific category for which you’d like to have a blind review process.

2. Click the Form Designer tab. From the Toolbox, drag and drop a new field to your form and click on it to edit it, or click on an existing field. All fields except for the Title field have a Blind checkbox. Checking the Blind checkbox will make the information submitted in that field hidden from reviewers at or below your specified blind level.

3. Go to the Assignments & Notifications tab. Click the Blind Level dropdown menu to set a blind level. Any team member at or below this level will not see the submitter’s name, email address, or any fields you have marked Blind in step 2. For example, if you select Level 2, then all Level 2 and Level 1 reviewers will be unable to see the submitter's name, email address, or the content of the fields you marked as Blind.

4. Click Save Category to save your changes.

Note: In order for this to work successfully, you must ask submitters not to include their contact information in their submitted files or in their file names.

*If you choose to require that the submitter enter their mailing address as part of the submission process (this option is available by checking the ‘Require Address’ checkbox under More > Account > Profile), submitters’ mailing addresses will also be hidden by default from blind-level reviewers.


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  10. How do I set acceptable file types for a category?
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  26. Can I schedule reminders for reviewers to review submissions or for submitters to complete additional forms?
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  30. How do I request agreement to terms and conditions when I accept a submission?
  31. What are the character limits for the Category Guidelines and Organization Profile Guidelines fields?
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  36. How do I assign submissions to team members for review?
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  38. Can I randomly assign submissions to a set number of reviewers?
  39. How many submissions are assigned to each team member and how many have they not yet reviewed?
  40. How do I attach a file to a submission?
  41. How do I replace the file on a submission?
  42. How do I send submissions to my Kindle?
  43. How do I delete a submission?
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  45. How do I export our submission data?
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  48. How do I ensure new submissions get an automated response?
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  51. What does each team member level see?
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