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 your nominations. We looked through business prezis, impressive prezumés, creative educational prezis, and a bevy of beautiful designs… And, after much deliberation, we have finally selected the best of the bunch.
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. 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 2015!
And now, let's get on with it—we are pleased to present the best prezis of 2014:
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. We are thrilled to name Agrimore by the designers at Mr. Prezident as the winner of this category. Love this prezi? Tweet it out!
Why we love it: This prezi not only has stunning graphics and a great overview but also a helpful voiceover—learn how to add voiceover to your prezis here.
BEST BUSINESS PREZI
We had a hard time choosing from all the awesome business prezis that our fans nominated, but in the end, the Measurabl Investor Pitch by Evan Rosner of Prezi Jedi emerged as the clear winner. Love this prezi? Tweet it out!
Why we love it: This pitch knocks it out of the park with a clear structure that outlines all of the main topics and guides viewers through the presentation. Learn how to structure your presentations effectively here.
BEST EDUCATIONAL PREZI
The winner of the Best Educational Prezi award this year is Animas da Amazônia by Guilherme Criscuolo. Guilherme won a Prezi Award last year for his prezi about life under the oceans, and once again he’s back to teach us about wildlife in the Amazon rainforest. Love this prezi? Tweet it out!
Why we love it: The 3D backgrounds in this prezi bring Guilherme's content to life—learn how to use 3D backgrounds here.
A lot of prezis this year utilized zoom to great effect, but this one did it best. My Love for Books, by Hedwyg van Groenendaal, effectively uses Prezi's zooming capabilities to surprise and delight viewers. See Hedwyg give this presentation at a PechaKucha night. Love this prezi? Tweet it out!
Why we love it: We have no doubt that its dramatic "reveal" at the end left the audience with dropped jaws. Learn how to use Prezi's zoom to make your presentation pop here.
BEST REUSABLE DESIGN
We are honored to be supported by such a passionate, vibrant, and talented community of Prezi-makers. Some of our 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 this Annual Report Template. Love this prezi? Tweet it out!
Why we love it: With loads of reusable symbols, this prezi is easy to customize for your own company. Create your own copy and start to customize it by clicking here!
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE
We received a number of company overview nominations, and all of them were very impressive, but none were able to beat the Polish Institute of Electrical Engineering’s prezi, created by Ziload, when it came to the People’s Choice Award. IEL ZDIII has won the coveted title of “Most Popular Prezi of the Year,” thanks to the 300 votes it received via the Prezi Awards portal on our Facebook page. Love this prezi? Tweet it out!
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!