Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we've all been waiting for has finally come—it's time to unveil the winners of the First Annual Prezi Awards—the best prezis of the year! We at Prezi have spent the past few days combing through the nominations. We looked through business prezis, impressive prezumés, creative educational prezis, and a bevy of beautiful prezi designs… And, after much deliberation, we have finally selected the best prezis.
We could not have made our selection without your help. Earlier this month, we invited you to nominate and vote for your favorite prezis of the year—collectively, you sent in 127 prezis and cast 1450 votes! Thank you to everyone who nominated a prezi, and congratulations to all the nominees. Picking just one winner in each category was very difficult, there were so many terrific prezis from which to choose. We are so excited to see all the amazing work that the global Prezi community produced this year, and we are even more excited to see where the Prezi Movement goes in 2014!
And now, let's get on with it—we are pleased to present the best prezis of 2013.
Best Business Prezi:
We had a hard time choosing from all the awesome business prezis that our fans nominated, but in the end, Tablets for Security Consultants: 5 Ways to Maximize ROI emerged as the clear winner. With a great structure, clear take-aways, and a nice “big reveal” at the end, this information-rich prezi is sure to provide a good return on investment.
Best Educational Prezi:
The winner of the Best Educational Prezi award this year is Prezi Design Strategies—this highly engaging prezi offers some real insights into the different characteristics of successful design. Not only is it a great prezi, but it will help you make great prezis of your own!
A lot of prezis this year utilized zoom to great effect, but this one did it best. Putting Time in Perspective effectively uses Prezi's zooming capabilities to show the relationships between the length of history and the length of a human life. Take a look, you might just find your jaw dropping open!
Best Reusable Prezi Design:
We are honored to be supported by such a passionate, vibrant, and talented community of Prezi-makers. Some of our amazing community members have taken their passion and talent to the next level, creating beautiful, reusable designs for the rest of the world to use. This year, the best reusable template to come out of our community is Prezi 3D Template by Sydo.fr. Take a look below:
Best Overall Design:
Creativity, hard work, and mastery of Prezi are all necessary ingredients when it comes to making the best prezi of the year—the Best Overall Design. We are thrilled to nameSave the Ocean as the winner of this category—with a beautiful 3D background and high-quality graphics, this prezi really makes us feel like we’re at the bottom of the ocean!
The People's Choice:
We received a number of prezumé nominations, and all of them were very impressive, but none were able to beat Iveta's stunning presentation when it came to the People's Choice Award. Meet Iveta, FB Marketing Specialist has won the coveted title of "Most Popular Prezi of the Year," thanks to the 274 votes it received via the Prezi Awards portal on our Facebook page. With over 65,000views, however, this prezi's popularity extends far beyond our Facebook community.
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all of our awesome community members who created and shared the best prezis this year. We would like to extend a special shout out to our Independent Experts, who have been working very hard to make fun, beautiful prezis for everyone. Here’s to another year of awesome prezis!