First off, 'platform' might not be the best word. I am talking about what you construct a website with, as in Wordpress, vbulletin, etc. I can't seem to find what these are called. I will use the word platform for now, until someone enlightens me.
I am considering creating a website to host online writing competitions. They would be free and have no prizes, save maybe on-site titles or something. They would be frequent, and I would quite possibly have several running at the same time. My problem is that I've so far been unable to find a website 'platform' that would best suit my purposes.
Details about what I'm looking for as requested:
- I anticipate this to be a large operation. Even if it isn't, I would like the ability to easily deal with any number of writers (at least 1000, and up to 10,000). People tend to flood in when something is free. On that note, if I have anywhere above twenty people in one contest, I would create several contests to split them up. One person judging 1000 entries would take awhile.
- I need control over who has access to what. I am envisaging people starting out with basic challenges, proving themselves, and graduating to the harder challenges. This would also filter out the less-skilled writers.
- I need the ability for someone (not necessarily me) to give out a challenge, and then have everyone else write something for that challenge.
- I need to be able to sort all this, so that one can find challenges and entries and specific entries quickly and with ease.
Do you know of a website platform that could easily support writing contests?
Bonus points if you can find one that supports blog format at the same time. Otherwise I would likely just create a subdomain.
Note: I have next to no knowledge of php, so any php editing you give me will go over my head.