February 11, 2013 09:00 ET

Prezi Partners With TED to "Prezify" Inspiring TED Talks

"Ideas Matter" Design Contest Spotlights Rising Prezi Creators and Promotes Powerful Ideas

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Prezi, the zooming presentation software that has liberated the world from boring, static presentations, announced the Ideas Matter Contest today in partnership with like-minded organization TED. Prezi and TED (the nonprofit sponsor of presentations and conferences around Technology, Education, and Design) have joined forces to unite Prezi's commitment to the proliferation of big ideas with TED's platform to showcase "ideas worth spreading." The contest calls upon the global Prezi community to create a prezi inspired by one of five notable TED presentations, including critically acclaimed author of  "Eat Pray Love", Elizabeth Gilbert, world renowned spoken word poet and founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., Sarah Kay and New York Times bestselling author, Chip Conley. Winning prezis will be featured on the TED blog and promoted by TED Curator Chris Anderson via social media channels.

Starting now and until Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at 11:59pm PST entrants can submit prezis to for consideration. To promote their submission and win the popular vote, entrants are encouraged to tweet @Prezi using the hashtag #ideasmatter. Ten finalists, two for each talk, will be determined based on popular vote and a Prezi judging panel. 

TED Curator Chris Anderson and Prezi CEO Peter Arvai will select the grand prizewinner from the pool of ten finalists.

The five TED talks to choose from are:

Contest Details

Prezi and TED Ideas Matter Contest 


All submissions are due Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, 11:59pm PST. All ten finalists will be notified by Prezi and receive Prezi pro licenses. The winner will be announced by Chris Anderson and Peter Arvai on February 28, 2013 at The winning prezi will be posted on the TED blog and Prezi website and will be shown to the TED speaker who inspired the winning prezi.


More What:  
Your prezi will be judged on the following criteria

1. Creativity - Does the prezi reflect a truly creative effort? Is the prezi unique and beautiful?
2. Clarity - Is the message and format of the prezi clear, understandable, and accessible to a broad audience?
3. Incorporation of TED Talk - Does the prezi clearly follow, and even illuminate, the speaker's theme and message?

For complete details on the contest please visit 

About Prezi
Prezi is the zooming presentation software with a mission to make sharing ideas more fun and engaging. Prezi's canvas helps you explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery. The company was founded in Budapest, Hungary in 2009 by Adam Somlai-Fischer, Peter Halacsy, and Peter Arvai.

For more about Prezi, see For available job opportunities at Prezi, see Work @ Prezi.

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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Contact Information

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    Emily Borders
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    Email: emily(at)bordersgratehouse(dot)com