The Presentation Summit, Oct 12-15, 2014
Design a template, come for free
Here is your chance to show off your presentation-building skills and design flair and maybe win a free trip to the 2014 Presentation Summit. The Summit’s Template Design Contest is open to anyone and everyone: your mission is to create the slide design for the conference template. If chosen, your design would be used in all of our seminar tracks by just about all of our presenting team.
Your only requirements are that you include the words Presentation Summit. Other than that, the creative dance floor is all yours to work up an attractive design for our template. We will judge entries according to the following criteria:
- Overall representation: How effectively does the design communicate the essence of the conference, and convey a positive and upbeat image?
- Appearance: Is the design attractive? Does it promote the creation of slides other than just bullets?
- Usability: Will the design “wear” well? Patrons will be seeing it for hours on end and for days at a time.
- While it is not a required component, creating a workable color scheme and slide master and displaying general knowledge of “good form” has carried weight with the judges in the past.
You can use your own artwork and digital media, or you can use any piece of art, photo, or other element you deem necessary. You are free to use any graphic or photo that you see across the Summit website—right-click any image and save it to your computer (we’ll substitute higher res versions if necessary). For reference, here are winning entries from previous years. The winning presentation will be showcased at the conference and its author will win a free trip to the conference.
Terms and Conditions
SUBMISSION FORMAT: Final files can be delivered to Conference headquarters in any version of PowerPoint from 2003 to present. Files can be sent during the application process or by postal mail.
You can enter the contest more than once and you can include multiple entries on your media or in your file submission.
USAGE RIGHTS: By submitting an entry, contest entrants give to the Conference unrestricted usage rights to the entry, irrespective of whether the entry wins. As the author of the entry, you maintain full usage rights as well, and can use the entry however you see fit. Conference usage rights extend to the ability to make cosmetic or editorial changes to the entry if Conference officials determine such changes are in the best interest of the Conference.
AWARDS: The entrant with the winning design receives a free, unrestricted Full Conference Passport for the 2014 event ($1,295 value). First and second runners-up who register for the Conference will receive $150 off of their registration fee.
THIRD-PARTY RELEASES: If your entry includes the use of photographs or imagery that are not part of the public domain, consent from all holders of copyrights to those works must be sent to Conference headquarters by email or fax. All artwork on the conference website is unrestricted and available for use for the purposes of this contest. Any stock photography that you own or purchase is not subject to release requirements.
INDEMNITY: Conference management reserves the right to cancel the contest if it judges the entries not to be appropriate to the purpose.
DEADLINE: Entries must be received or postmarked on or before midnight Pacific Daylight Time, Monday, June 2, 2014.
Good luck, have fun, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in October, perhaps on our dime…
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