Susannah Shattuck is the Content Marketing Manager at Prezi. She helps to create and distribute blog posts, videos, infographics, and—most importantly—prezis for Prezi’s marketing team. She also coordinates the Prezi Awards competition every year.
In this interview, Susannah discusses the 2015 Prezi Awards.
Geetesh: What are the 2015 Prezi Awards, and how were the contributions? And is this something you will also do in 2016?
Susannah: The Prezi Awards are an annual competition that we host to celebrate the best Prezis that our community has created over the course of the year. For the past three years, we have asked people to nominate their favorite Prezis for a Prezi Award in one of five different categories: Best Business Prezi, Best Educational Prezi, Best Use of Zoom, Best Reusable Design, and Best Overall Design. Our team of judges then has the very tough job of picking a winner in each category. This year it was particularly difficult, as we had over 5,500 nominations!
Additionally, we ask the Prezi community to vote for their favorite of all the nominees—the entry that receives the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award.
We will absolutely be running the Prezi Awards again in 2016—so keep an eye out for next year’s announcement sometime in October, and submit your best work for the chance to win acclaim and fame!
Geetesh: What do you look for when you decide who will win? And what sets the winner of the Best Overall Design award this year apart from other Prezis?
Susannah: Our team of judges—top Prezi designers from our Evangelism team, who have created presentations for everyone from TED speakers to executives at multinational corporations—looks for presentations that make the best use of Prezi. We’re looking for Prezis that tell a visual story through great design and execution. The winner of the Best Overall Design this year does just that. Through playful graphics and an excellent use of zoom, “Heimathafen” really brings its content to life. As a result, it’s more memorable and engaging than any bullet-pointed slide deck ever could be—and that’s what makes it an amazing Prezi.
Best Overall Design by Anna Bojti and Inka Vigh
Best Business Prezi by the designers at Prezify.nl
Best Educational Prezi by Mr. Prezident
Best Zoom by Josh Bonito
Best Reusable Design by Prezibase