iSolutions was contracted in 2010 to bring the NAACP Image Awards out of the spreadsheet era into the digital age with by building a custom FileMaker database that manages all submissions for award consideration for their annual “Image Awards”.
Prior to the implementation of this system, the NAACP Hollywood Bureau only accepted submissions via email and fax. Now they can integrate the submissions forms directly into their web site and can accept and process submissions and payments 24 hours a day during the open period.
The custom app and corresponding php web application were built and put in to place last fall to assist in the gathering of nomination submissions for the 42nd Annual Image Awards to be held March 4th, 2011.
The system helps gather and share thousands of contact information and nomination information from multiple entertainment sources, all to be considered by committee and voters for the Awards Show.
Payments are made online, in a secured cart and no longer require hand entry. Each submission is added directly to the database and links to “lead” submissions added before the submission process.
The system also allows for uploading of images and documents required for each submission and can view them from within the database.