Winners of the Excel 5-Minute Challenge

The Excel 5-Minute Challenge has come to an end and the Excel community has chosen the winners!

Participants recorded themselves creating a functional dashboard/report in 5 minutes or less. Their videos were posted to YouTube, where winners were selected based on the number of “Likes” each video received.

And the Winners are…


1st prize:

Balázs Voros came in first place with 186 Likes.

He wins the Xbox One!


2nd prize:

Janis Sturis
takes second place with 118 Likes.

He wins the Fitbit Fitness Wristband!


3rd prize:

Alex Powers gets the Bronze with 89 Likes.

He wins the Amazon Fire HD 8!


3 Honorable Mentions

These fine young men took Honorable Mention with their submissions.

Steve Rider (41 Likes)

MF Wong (35 Likes)

Dinesh Natarajan Mohan (32 Likes)


They get to choose from one of these prizes!


DataPig Add-ins Gift Pack


Mr. Excel Gift Pack

From Bill Jelen


Magic of Pivot Table Course

From Ken Puls


RefTreeAnalyser Formula Auditing Tool

From Jan Karel Pieterse


Excel Dashboard Pro Training Course

From Jordan Goldmeier


Contextures Pivot Power Premium Add-in

From Debra Dalgleish


Peltier Tech Charts for Excel 3.0 – Advanced Edition

From Jon Peltier


Congratulations to all the winners.

And a special Thank You goes out to OZ Du Soleil, Doug Clancy, Senthil Thasma, Frédéric Le Guen, and Aamir Bhatti for submitting thier own videos. You guys are all awesome.

I’ll hold another contest like this one in the next few months. I’ve got a few ideas to lower the barriers to entry to make things more interesting.

Stay tuned.

5 thoughts on “Winners of the Excel 5-Minute Challenge

  1. Steve Rider

    Thank You! I initially didn’t place much meaning in this competition because it was essentially a popularity contest (something I’ve never been good at!). However now that I have immortalized myself with a prize, I now firmly believe that this esteemed global competition is the indisputable indicator of one’s merit in life!

    More seriously, thanks for hosting and to the sponsors! It was fun, and I learned a couple useful tricks from the other contestants. Great way to spread knowledge.

  2. moke

    thanks to all who entered. It’s lonely at the top in my office, great to see how better people use these tools
    very impressive

  3. MF

    Thanks again for the interesting challenge. Such an honor to to be one of the Honorable Mentions. 🙂

    While I watched all the entries, I really thought that so much can be done in just five minutes… But in reality, 5 minutes passed so quickly……

    Without practicing, I couldn’t finish mine in 5 minutes. 🙂

    Looking forward to another challenge.

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