It all started when TED Curator Chris Anderson saw South African doctor Robyn Grobler present the same talk using both PowerPoint and Prezi. The prezi was so impressive that Chris approached us about hosting a contest that would tap our community and have users prezify notable TED talks.
The premise was simple:
Create and submit a prezi inspired by one of the popular TED Talks for a chance to be chosen by the Curator of TED and the CEO of Prezi, featured on the TED blog and Prezi blog, and shared with the TED speaker whose talk inspired your winning prezi. Ten finalists will also receive Lifetime Prezi Pro licenses.
After weeks of submissions and voting, two finalists were chosen for each of the 5 TED Talks: one popular vote winner, and one panel vote winner. Three weeks and thousands of votes later, the results are in.
Grand Prize Winner
Hedwyg van Groenendaal, for her prezi remixing Bryan Stevenson’s TED Talk, “We need to talk about an injustice.”
Congratulations to all 12 finalists for winning Lifetime Prezi Pro licenses:
Chip Conley, Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile
Panel Vote (Tied): Hedwyg van Groenendaal, David Oliveira
Popular Vote: Mr Prezident
Bryan Stevenson, We Need to Talk About an Injustice
Panel Vote: Matt’s Math
Popular Vote: Sydo Pedago
Elizabeth Gilbert, Your Elusive Creative Genius
Panel Vote: Edahn Small
Popular Vote: Marvin W.
Mathieu Ricard, The Habits of Happiness
Panel Vote: Alejandro Guzmán Aguado
Popular Vote: Alexa Zara
Sarah Kay, If I Should Have a Daughter
Panel Vote (Tied): Adam Jwaskiewicz, Presentaciones.biz
Popular Vote: Sarah Cher