Simplify your
open exhibitions

Make gathering, reviewing & managing submissions fun!

A FEW OF OUR INCREDIBLE CLIENTS

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Planning
Submissions
Judging
Selection
Archive
1. Planning

Get organised early

  • A dedicated webpage – no coding required

  • Draft at any time, publish when you’re ready

  • Automate key dates (e.g. submissions open)

  • Customise your application form

  • Get into your applicants’ calendars early

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Shortlisting
Judging
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2. Submissions

Simple, powerful submissions

  • Seamless, secure payments through Stripe

  • Let candidates edit at any time before closing

  • Accept any kind of media

  • Real-time progress on your dashboard

  • Automatic reminder emails for drafted submissions

  • Simpler submission for applicants with project reuse

3. Judging

Delight your judges

  • Engage with your audience with public voting

  • Assess candidates in multiple rounds

  • Remove bias with anonymous judging

  • Simple judge assignment through categories

  • Automatic navigation through candidates

4. Selection

Pick the right submissions

  • Powerful candidate search function

  • Candidates ordered by best average score

  • All information presented to you in one place

  • Contact candidates at any time

Candidate #378

2,805 votes

Candidate #232

1,763 votes

Candidate #012

1,003 votes

Candidate #511

1,980 votes

Candidate #487

806 votes

5. Archive

Analyse & Grow

  • Export all applications as PDF and CSV files

  • Easily download imagery for your marketing

  • Compare your past opportunities to current ones

  • GDPR compliant

A few of the amazing things our clients say about us

  • Ryo Tabusa (Digital Manager)
    Shakespeare's Globe
    We are incredibly grateful to Zealous for making our searching and selection process so simple and straightforward; both for our designer and digital partners. We look forward to working with Zealous again
  • Frida Green (Campaigns Manager)
    Pavillion Books
    Zealous made the whole process easier for our student award, from submissions to judging, and the team were super friendly and supportive throughout
  • Eleni Duke (Founder)
    Curious Duke Gallery
    We were really happy with the usability of the site and received a lot of feedback on how streamlined it was. We’re thrilled with the coverage and support that we received from Zealous throughout the entire process.
  • Paola Lucente (Director)
    Procreate Project
    It’s been a pleasure to work with Zealous. The system is easy to use and intuitive for participants, judges and administrators. The dashboard is clear and allowed me to quickly manage the entire process, especially the final judging.
  • Ian Robinson (Facilities Manager)
    DP World
    We were looking for designers to carry out designs for our Reception and Staff breakout areas. I was greatly impressed with the professionalism and the end results. I would not hesitate to recommend Zealous.
  • Sally Shaw (Director)
    Firstsite
    Zealous proved critical to the success of our region-wide photography competition. They created an appropriate platform for us to manage over 1000 entries. Anticipating problems, finding solutions and always being there. Amazing.
  • Davide Mengoli (Director)
    FloatArt
    We’re using Zealous for a second year running. The site is a good way to receive applications, with all the important data we need about the applicants accessible in one place. This makes the decision process much easier and quicker.
  • Kieran Jay Johnson (Founder)
    IAM Castings
    From the interface to the easy to read analytics, the whole process was a breeze. We liked that we could get all the candidates information in a spreadsheet with direct links to the images. I will be using Zealous again.
  • Jaclyn Bell (Community Engagement)
    British Science Association
    Zealous is great and I would definitely be keen to use it again.  It straightforward and was surprised by the number of entries in such a short space of time. The site is user-friendly and opens doors to artists we would previously be unaware of.
  • The Greenrooms Team
    Green Rooms Hotel
    Zealous are an absolute pleasure to work with. They curated a very exciting exhibition that we held at Green Rooms. The team are a credit to the organisation and I am very excited to collaborate with them again in the future!
  • Nuala O’Sullivan (Director)
    Women Over 50's Film Festival
    We put out a call for our short film festival on Zealous. receiving entries from filmmakers in France, Italy, Belgium, the UK, Canada, the US, and New Zealand.  We found the Zealous family enthusiastic, helpful and supportive.
  • Valerie Seager (Founder)
    Richard Seager Annual Arts Award
    Zealous was recommended to me. They have been incredibly supportive of the vision behind the Award and have been a joy to work with. Both Butterfly Conservation and the Award team are delighted with the outcome.
  • Geraldine Atger (Creative Producer)
    Ugly Duck
    The best thing was to be able to call Zealous and everyone seemed very interested; always helped and checked up on us.
  • The TSIP Team
    The Social Innovation Partnership
    Zealous were great to work with. They were open and flexible in supporting us, with guidance at every step.  They put us in touch with some fantastic candidates to work with in the future!

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