Competition closing can be made in manual or auto mode.
To close the competition in manual mode you should proceed to competition edit form and change the status to "Completed".
To automatically close the competition you should proceed to competition edit form and in the right sidebar set the "End date" parameter. When this date and time will come the competition status will be automatically set to "Completed".
When the competition is completed the participants with highest rating will be displayed separately from other participants. You can control the number of such participants with the "Participants per Result" parameter. It is located in the "Participants" tab of the component settings or individually for the specific competition in the "Layout Options" tab of the competition edit form.
Other participants have two display options:
- standard list
- grouping by field
The standard list is used by default.
The participants are displayed as a list and are sorted by votes count (descending).
You can see an example of standard list on our demo website.
In the grouping by field mode the participants are displayed as grouped by fiield value. For example, on application form submission a participant specifies his age and you want to display the best participants for each of specified ages.
To set up grouping by field you should proceed to competition edit form and in the "Layout Options" tab select the necessary field in the "Grouping Field" parameter. "Participants per Field" parameter allows you to define the number of participants to display per one field.
You can see an example of grouping by field on our demo website.
After the completion of the competition you can set the grand prix status to one of the participants. This participant will be displayed separately. You can also set the description for grand prix (an explanation why exactly this participant should be honoured by this status).
To set the grand prix status you should do the following:
You can see an example of the grand prix on our demo website.