Create at least one application category to be listed on the registration form for the program, applicants can then choose to register for one or more. You can also create groups and subgroups (up to 2 levels inside a main group) to put the categories in. Groups and categories can be arranged with a simple drag-and-drop. 

Creating a category

Creating a category is done from Settings > Categories. To add a new category press the Add category button. Later you will need to create an application form and assign it to this new category. Each category can also have different judges assigned to it.

Creating a subgroup

To create a subgroup press Add group and move it under the main group, then move it to the right until it can lock into place. The subgroup should be under the main group and aligned to the right from it now.

Assigning a category to a group (or subgroup)

To assign a category to a group, move it under the group (or subgroup) and then move it to the right until it can lock into place. The category should be under the group and aligned to the right from it now.

Category fields explained

Category name

Give this category a name. For example Car of the Year, Hottest Chocolate, etc.


Set the price for this category – you can change this at any time, just keep in mind leaving the field blank will make the category free.

Crossed-out price

The crossed price will be displayed on the registration form to indicate a price drop. Its value cannot be less than the current Price.

Application limit per registration

Allows you to set the number of applications that can be registered in that specific category per registration.

Category description

You can add a description for the application category, so that applicants can decide if it’s the right one for them.


Depending on the status you set for the application category, it can be:

  • "Public" this category is available for evaluation and shown on the registration form.
  • “Hidden” this category is available for evaluation, but not shown on the the registration form.

Application category groups

If you have many application categories and want to keep the registration form tidier, you can put the categories into main groups. Use the Add group button to create a new group. Drag and drop elements to arrange them.

Here's a short video tutorial on how to create application categories in Evalato:

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