SYDNEY, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing marketplace announced the winner of its "Expose Our Logo" competition, shocking finalists with an additional $14,000 in cash prizes.
"This competition showcased the best of what Freelancer.com has to offer. The mobilization of a devoted and skilled workforce, from every corner of the globe, is what we provide on a daily basis," said Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com.
Anwar Hossain from Rajshahi, Bangladesh won the $25,000 grand prize over impressive entries from around the world. Anwar organized a street parade of Bangladeshis carrying a giant Freelancer.com banner, in numbers large enough to halt traffic and give the locals every reason to stop and stare.
"The Bangladeshis were out having a great time despite the traffic and bustling city streets. Their sincerity and dedication inspired and astonished us," said Barrie. "Without a doubt, each finalist planned, organized and executed their entry flawlessly, so we wanted to congratulate them by recognizing everyone with a cash prize," he continued.
Second place went to Dan Walker from the UK, whose rap song "F-R-E-E-L-A-N-C-E-R" was an instant hit in Freelancer.com's Sydney offices, netting him $10,000. Runners up included inspirational videos from the Philippines, Spain and Taiwan.
"We have the most enthusiastic and engaged online community in the world and our freelancers are our best ambassadors," stated Barrie. "Our competitions serve to remind the world just what can be accomplished with the power of Freelancer.com," he concluded.
The Freelancer.com "Expose Our Logo" competition received thousands of entries from around the world. Their next competition "Party with Freelancer.com" runs throughout the month of March.
Freelancer.com "Expose Our Logo" Top 5
$25,000 Grand Prize - Anwar Hossain, Bangladesh
$10,000 Standout Performer - Dan Walker, UK
$1,000 Honorable Mention - Judson Cabalatungan, Philippines
$1,000 Honorable Mention - Miguel Bahia, Spain
$1,000 Honorable Mention - Jess Wu, Taiwan
Freelancer.com is the largest outsourcing marketplace in the world. Through Freelancer.com, businesses connect with independent service providers and freelancers. Freelancer.com connects over 2 million professionals from all over the world. Through our website, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and the sciences, sales & marketing, and accounting & legal services. The average job is under $200, making Freelancer.com extremely cost effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.