The World’s Best Presentation Contest 2008…. your chance to be a global presentation superhero!

We are psyched to bring to you The World’s Best Presentation Contest 2008, SlideShare’s attempt to uncover the Global Presentation Superheroes for 2008. This is a sequel to last year’s contest, and it is bigger and better this time.

There are loads on prizes on offer: First prize- MacBook Air, Second prize- Amazon Kindle and Third prize- iPod Nano. There are six categories and each category winner gets an iPod Touch. Then there are honorable mentions, each of which gets a copy of the book, Presentation Zen. And all winners receive certificates from SlideShare. Check out the contest announcer preso below.

Here are the contest rules and the contest entries.

You can enter your presentation in the contest and people around the world will vote on it. Your presentation could be about anything you love or care for. It will have to be put under one of these categories -  Business, Education, Technology, Picture slideshows, Creative/Offbeat & About me. The top voted entries will be nominated to our panel of judges, who will decide the winners. And our judges are the who’s who of the presentation world.

Guy Kawasaki- who does not know him ??  VC, marketing superbrain, presentation guru, entrepreneur, author and most important for us, on the SlideShare advisory board.

Garr Renyolds- presentation design rockstar, author of the blog & book Presentation Zen, popular speaker and consultant.

Nancy Duarte- she runs Duarte Design, a global leader in business presentations and best known for having worked with Nobel Laureate & Former US Presidential candidate Al Gore to develop the presentation that became the Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

Bert Decker- head of Decker Communications, author and ace business presentation coach, he has been on NBC’s Today Show many times as their communications expert, often commenting on the Presidential debates.

The contest ends on July 31 and the results will be announced one week later.

Screenshot of the details page below

So what are you waiting for? Rush to enter your preso… this could win you a shining MacBook Air, apart from building up your presentation credentials.

And let us know how you liked the contest, specially its stunning black theme, that Arun (our designer) has labored so hard to create.