SlideShare Announces Contest Winners

Created: Thursday, September 4, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:17 am



SlideShare announced the winners of its The World’s Best Presentation Contest — and the results include some really amazing presentations.

World's Best Presentation Contest 2008 - SlideShare

Jeff BrenmanThe overall winner is Thirst, a presentation that brings alive the impending worldwide water shortage that’s staring at mankind. Interestingly, this presentation was created by Jeff Brenman (pictured on the right) — he also won the first prize in the last contest that SlideShare held. Indezine interviewed Jeff last year for his Shift Happens presentation.

Footnotes, a photo slide show that documents Melanie’s journey through photos of her feet, won the second prize for its novel theme while the third prize was won by a presentation about the crisis in Zimbabwe.

The judges for this contest included Guy Kawasaki, who conceptualized this entire presentation contest concept — other judges were Nancy Duarte, Garr Reynolds, and Bert Decker.

Rashmi SinhaAnd at Indezine, we have something exclusive for you — an interview with Rashmi Sinha (pictured to the left) of SlideShare. Rashmi talks about this contest, her favorite entries, and more.

And here are some statistics: the contest this year attracted 2415 entries and 22,000 votes from voters in 130 countries. There are 3 overall winners, 6 category winners and 9 honorable mentions. The first, second and third prize winners will receive a MacBook Air, Amazon Kindle and iPod Nano respectively. Winners in each category will receive an iPod Touch.

Here are embeds of the three winning entries:

THIRST

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: crisis design)

Foot Notes

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: design inspirational)

Zimbabwe in Crisis

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: refugee hyperinflation)

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