"We received over 440 entries from all points of the globe and selected 20 finalists, which was hard enough, but the final decisions were even tougher!" said Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie.
"Each video Exposed the Freelancer.com logo in its own unique way, reflecting the cultural diversity of our Freelancers. The level of creativity is astounding! We saw flashmobs in shopping centres, hundreds of people in formation, shaping themselves into the Freelancer Hummingbird logo and giant banners! The lengths our community goes to reflect their enthusiasm for Freelancer.com," he added.
The $10,000 Grand Prize went to Freelancer.com member dataexpert01 in Bangladesh, who mobilized an army of 3,000 Freelancer.com supporters wearing Freelancer shirts and waving Freelancer flags. They created and displayed a gigantic 2000 square foot banner before filling the streets, exposing the Freelancer.com logo to everyone they saw.
"Each prize winner thoroughly deserves it. The entry from Bangladesh absolutely blew us away to win the $US10,000 Grand Prize, which is equivalent to 4 years the average local salary. The entries get more ambitious each year and we're looking forward to organizing this competition again," Barrie concluded.
The major prize winners are:
Grand Prize Winner: $10,000 Gigantic Banner Revealed and 3000 Freelancer March by Nazma Rahman (Bangladesh)
2nd Prize: $2500 Freelancer Exposed in Islamabad and Rawalpindi by Waseem Sajjad (Pakistan)
3rd Prize: $1500 Freelancer Logo Exposed from Bhimsen Tower by Gorakh Nath Timilsina (Nepal)
Peoples Choice $5000 - 15 days of Campaigning for Freelancer by Annood Bandola (Philippines)
To see all major & minor prize winning entries, visit: http://www.freelancer.com/competitions
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