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Announcing Winners of our Freedom Through Freelance Photo Contest.

Smile and say “Elance!”

After hundreds of photos were submitted, and thousands of votes were cast, we’re excited to announce the winners of our “Freedom Through Freelance” Photo Contest. The top 3 entries were selected by popular vote, after our esteemed panel of judges narrowed the field to our top 25 Finalists.

Elancers from around the globe entered inspiring photos showing the sense of liberation they feel from online work at Elance. It was an amazing outpouring of emotion, and we want to personally thank everyone who participated by entering a photo, voting, “Like”ing photos or just spreading the word. You’re the reason the Elance community is so vibrant and invigorating.

Now … to the winners.

Our congratulations (and a $1,000 prize) goes to First Place winner Munzur Morshed Romel of Bangladesh. Titled “Ultimate Option,” his photo with a warm and inviting smile struck a chord with many a voter. We couldn’t agree more that Munzur’s confidence and cheerfulness is the epitome of working on Elance. Well done, Munzur.

Our Second Place winner (who earned a $500 prize) is Philippines-based Maricel Taguilaso. Her entry “Freedom is the ultimate luxury” expresses the relaxed and tranquil world of working for yourself, at your own pace. Our Third Place winner (earning $250) is Hiroshi San Lorenzo of the Philippines. His “Freedom is the oxygen of the soul” entry communicates the sense of liberation and endless possibilities from freelancing.

Our remaining 22 Finalists will each receive $25 gift certificates from Amazon.com. See all the winning photographs and get inspired by the freedom through freelancing.

Missed your chance to participate? No worries, tell us your story now.

Even though the photo contest has ended and the prizes have been awarded, you can still share your story with the world. Whether you’re a freelancer or client, the Elance community loves hearing why you love working online. To share your experiences (and possible earn valuable exposure on our site), visit Elance’s Inspiration Center and submit your story.


I congratulate my fellow elancer on winning the contest

Very happy to see that one of my brother has made it. Unlimited congratulation to you Munzur Morshed Romel.

Congrats sa mga Pinoys!

Congratulations to all the winners.

Congratulations Munzur!

Thank Everyone for Vote me and congratulate me.Thanks again.

.......Many Many congratulations to all the 3 members..... :)

great ,lol for winners

"Ultimate Option" - Bangladeshi Freelancer has creative mind/talent

Congrats the Winner !!

First of all congratulations to the winners! The smile of freedom on their faces is inimitable. The Munzur Morshed’s smile is a reflection of his simple inner self while Taguilaso seems so cute in the picture. Elance really connects the world!


CONGRATULATIONS to Munzur , Maricel and Hiroshi San Lorenzo. Keep smiling life

Congratulations to Munzur.

wow... really eye-catching pics !

Congratulations to all winners!

Very Well Deserved Winners Congratulations !!!! Happy E- lancing !!!

congrats! don't you just love elance!!!

Congratulations on your achievements, Happy working

Nice one... keep it up.
Waiting for upcoming competition ;)