SYDNEY, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace, today announced the top 20 finalists in its US$25,000 'Expose Our Logo' contest. Over 440 video entries were received involving tens of thousands of freelancers from all points of the globe.
"Our annual competitions harness the power of the crowd to create the most viral, musical, visible and public exposure of our logo, all while having a lot of fun!" said Matt Barrie, Chief Executive of Freelancer.com.
"This year we were totally overwhelmed by the entries. We received reports of a Freelancer.com UFO sighting in Utah that made national, then international news as it went viral. In Bangladesh, well over 3,000 people went marching dressed in Freelancer uniforms after unveiling a gigantic 2000 square foot Freelancer.com banner. In Nepal, Freelancers hung a huge banner off one of the country's tallest towers. Other freelancers jumped out of planes or went swimming with sharks. Together, they've literally taken the contest to new heights and depths," he added.
The 440 entries were submitted for a chance to share in US$25,000, including a US$10,000 Grand Prize. The 20 finalists include entries from the Philippines, United States, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Australia, India, Pakistan, Slovakia and Nepal.
Starting February 6th, the finalists will additionally be competing for the US$5,000 'People's Choice Award,' which will be determined by the entry that gets the most Facebook likes over a two week period.
"Contests like this reinforce the fact that the Freelancer.com community is our greatest asset. In a few short years our freelancers globally have earned over US$115 million by completing over 1.4 million projects. We're seeing more and more Freelancers earning six and seven figure incomes, and building up big businesses all on the strength of their professionalism and work ethic," Barrie added.
To see all the entries, visit: www.freelancer.com/competitions
Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace in the world. Through Freelancer.com, businesses connect with 3 million independent professionals from all over the world. Employers can hire freelancers 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 US$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.