International Freelancers Day FAQ

What is the Elance International Freelancers Day Contest?

It’s a contest that celebrates the theme of what freelancing has meant to you. Share your unique story about how working online has changed your life or your outlook and what it has meant to you. It can be as simple as a sentence or two, or as intricate as a video, animation or anything else you can think of. We want to hear all about the impact that freelancing is having on your life!

When does the contest run?
The Elance International Freelancer’s Day Contest is open between 12:01 am Pacific Time (PT) on September 19, 2012 and 11:59 pm Pacific Time (PT) on September 30, 2012.

How do I enter?
Post your story on our Facebook Page or shoot us a tweet @elance with hashtag #EFreelanceDay. Stories must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on September 30, 2012. As the celebration continues, we’ll be highlighting stories on the Elance Blog and Elancer newsletter.

What should my story be about?
Tell us your inspirational story about how working online and freelancing has changed your life and what it really means to you.

Can anyone enter the contest?
The contest is open to all registered Elance Members who have an Elance Account in good standing at the time of entry, so if you don’t have an Account yet, sign up now—it's free!

Can I post more than one story?
If more than one entry is received per person, only one entry will be eligible to be deemed a winner for the Contest. Only one of your stories will be eligible for prizes.

Are there any guidelines I need to follow?
Your story can be simple or intricate – from a short statement to a video!

How do I become one of the top 10 videos?
Your story should highlight the spirit of the contest – essentially, we want to really hear about what freelancing has meant to you, what inspired you to start freelancing, how it has changed your life – things like that.

What can I win?
Prizes will be awarded to contestants with the top ten (10) stories, as determined by Elance judges. The winner will be the one Elance feels best reflects the spirit of the contest. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a new Apple iPad, a $100 iTunes gift card and a 12 month premium Elance membership. Second place will receive a Kindle Fire HD, a $100 Amazon gift card and a 12 month premium Elance membership. Third place will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a 6 month premium Elance membership. Seven (7) honorable mention winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a 3 month premium Elance membership. Only one prize allowed per contestant.

When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced on the Elance blog on October 2, 2012.