An option for homebrew competition organizers is to host their competition's entry portal right here on brewcompetition.com, eliminating the overhead of downloading the source code, configuring the installation, and uploading it to a web server.
Sound good? Place your competition's subscription order.
Using the online order form, your organization can purchase a hosted BCOE&M site on a yearly subscription basis.
The subscription is only $20 per year (this helps to cover bandwidth and web server space charges).
Subscription payments are safe and easy via PayPal.
Each year, your organization will receive a reminder email to renew its yearly subscription. Payment must be received within two weeks of the renewal date. After that, the site will be taken offline. Data will be archived for one year just in case.
My response is simple: homebrewing and the homebrew community have given me a lot. I've met some really incredible people through my hobby, and I have seen how hard some of those people work to pull off organizing a local, regional, or national competition.
In short, I saw a need for organizing competition entry data and produced BCOE&M, a free product, to fill that need.
However, some who see a use for BCOE&M do not have the resources (e.g., web server space, technical know-how, etc.) to take advantage of its features, so I came up with the hosting idea. For a minimal fee to offset bandwidth costs, competition organizers can utilize the advantages of BCOE&M without the set-up, implementation, and hardware headaches.
BCOE&M itself and hosting it are my way of giving back to the community that has afforded me so much support over the years.