sweeps the 2013 Stevie Awards taking home Gold, Silver and Bronze

Aug 15, 2013, 01:43 ET from

SYDNEY, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Freelancer has been named the winner of three Stevie Awards at the 10th Annual International Business Awards, beating out thousands of businesses from around the globe.

Nicknamed the Stevies, the International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. The 2013 IBAs received more than 3,300 nominations from more than 50 nations and territories, with Freelancer coming out triumphant amongst some of the best in the industry.

"The 2013 IBAs are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  "The judges have been unanimous in their comments about the quality of achievements, and the expertise with which they were portrayed, in the nominations we received this year.  We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to all of this year's winners."

Freelancer received three Stevie awards, taking home Gold for Best Software Programming/Design, Silver for Executive of the Year being awarded to Matt Barrie as Freelancer CEO and Bronze for the best Communications or PR campaign of the year. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process.

"We are honored to have received Stevie Awards in three very important and highly competitive categories," Matt Barrie said. "These awards represent the hard work and dedication of our global team and we are grateful to have been recognized in such a prestigious awards program." was awarded a Silver Stevie Award for 'Company of the Year' in 2012.


Triple Webby award-winning is the world's largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace. Freelancer connects small businesses and entrepreneurs with over 8.4 million independent professionals globally, specializing in fields as diverse as IT, content, website development, marketing, engineering, and medicine. Over 4.8 million projects in approximately 600 categories of work have been posted on the site to date, and have saved businesses an estimated US$1.1 billion in costs.