Create a TV Commercial for Freelancer.com!

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $20000
  • Entries Received: 374

Contest Brief

WOW! What a tough decision we had to make! Congratulations to our final winner Gian Mawo from the Philippines who took home the final US$20,000 prize!

The Second Place spot was shared by BT Studios and KellenMoore who both produced entertaining and professional videos. Coming in at Third Place was the emotive TV ad produced by Lancerdrake.

I am sure everyone will agree that all of the entries, in particular the top 8, are of exceptional quality, well acted and directed and really promote our online community, Freelancer.com.

Congratulations everyone!

======================= BRIEF =======================

Ever thought about being in the movies? Ever see a TV commercial and think to yourself, I can do better than that!

Well here's your chance! We want YOU to make a 60 second video commercial promoting [url removed, login to view], and we're going to give away US$10,000 cold hard cash to the winner! This could be your chance to get international recognition and break into the media or entertainment industries!

We'll also give away $2,000 to the video with the biggest impact, and $1,000 for the most memorable video.

Its free to enter, and anyone can participate from anywhere in the world!

What we want
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Make it funny, make it quirky- most of all make it memorable. We want the commercial to go viral.

Here's some examples of some low budget commercials that we like that have become internationally famous!

One Dollar Shave Club
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Never Say No to Panda
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Maybe do a Freelancer themed parody?
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Or an animation, possibly with a really catchy (annoying) song?
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Of course, there's always Old Spice
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Target Audience
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You should aim your video to target one or more the following target markets: small business, entrepreneurs, startups, employers or freelancers.

Video Format
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Ideally we want 60 seconds, but we will accept entries from 30 to 120 seconds in length.
The video may be live acted, or completely animated, or a mix of the two.

Logo
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The freelancer logo can be found here: [url removed, login to view]

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Public Clarification Board

  • marianobarrios
    marianobarrios
    • 4 years ago

    Felicitaciones a todos y al ganador que disfrute los 20.000!

    • 4 years ago
  • raanazeini
    raanazeini
    • 4 years ago

    what does red heart means?

    • 4 years ago
    1. raanazeini
      raanazeini
      • 4 years ago

      I get it!

      • 4 years ago
  • ncica1
    ncica1
    • 4 years ago

    I think winner is picked on the bases of region where they get more audiance and user for freelancer , there are 10s of other better videos in this compititon . No offense to prize holder Gain Mawo , but compition holder first increases the deadline , then increases the ad time , all during the computitons then ask few to re edit their Ads where others can't get such option , very poor and biased Managment.

    • 4 years ago
    1. StencilMedia
      StencilMedia
      • 4 years ago

      To be fair... increasing the deadline and the prize amount are good things aren't they? I don't remember them increasing the ad time, it was always 30 to 120 seconds as far as I know. As for being biased... I don't think it's possible to have a contest without being biased! If there's more entries than there are prizes, then some are going to win and some are going to lose... and it makes sense that you'd be biased towards the ones you like and not the ones you don't.
      I'm not saying this contest has been perfect, the communication could have been a lot better, but I think it was pretty successful. Just my dos centimos.

      • 4 years ago
  • ritamednick
    ritamednick
    • 4 years ago

    To FreelancerComp - This was such a great opportunity you provided -- BIG congratulations to all winners and participants! Will you please post the prizes allocated to the 2nd place, 3rd place and runners up categories? Thank you!!!

    • 4 years ago
  • FreelancerComp
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FINAL WINNER GIAN MAWO FROM THE PHILIPPINES WHO TOOK HOME THE FINAL US$20,000 PRIZE.

    The Second Place spot was shared by BT Studios and KellenMoore who both produced entertaining and professional videos. Coming in at Third Place was the emotive TV ad produced by Lancerdrake.

    I am sure everyone will agree that all of the entries, in particular the top 8, are of exceptional quality, well acted and directed and really promote our online community, Freelancer.com.

    Congratulations everyone!

    • 4 years ago
    1. alexottoboni
      alexottoboni
      • 4 years ago

      So the comments about a video with 4 stars receiving a most memorable prize were taken back and instead changed to 2nd and 3rd place? The brief still says that a most memorable will be awarded a prize.

      • 4 years ago
    2. PhilBrownNZ
      PhilBrownNZ
      • 4 years ago

      Oh, I thought it was all over so I removed my video. Comp is listed as 'CLOSED'.
      #29 was a 4 star but had 501 likes so could have been a most memorable contender... 100 more than the 2nd most liked.

      • 4 years ago
  • pixelhubdesings
    pixelhubdesings
    • 4 years ago

    Congrats winners...Nice Competition

    • 4 years ago
  • pixelhubdesings
    pixelhubdesings
    • 4 years ago

    Goodlck winners.....

    • 4 years ago
  • gianmawo
    gianmawo
    • 4 years ago

    THANK YOU FREELANCER for this opportunity! All I wanted is to showcase my skills and express my love for filming and advertising. And here I am now winning the competition. So much talent around here! Most of the entries especially the top 8 are phenomenal. I congratulate my fellow Filipino "LancerDrake"! We represented our country very well! Thanks to the whole staff of freelancer! Thanks to my kickass TEAM!!! and most importantly Thanks to GOD!

    • 4 years ago
    1. lancerdrake
      lancerdrake
      • 4 years ago

      Congrats din Pre and Congrats to all the winners and participants! Mabuhay ang Pinas!

      Salamat sa Diyos. :)

      PS: Saan Celebration niyo pre? sali ako. hahaha.

      • 4 years ago
    2. AngelaBalaban
      AngelaBalaban
      • 4 years ago

      Congrats !!!

      • 4 years ago
  • johnkendale
    johnkendale
    • 4 years ago

    Freelancer.com definitely showed signs of life again, with their decision for winner. I think it is well deserved and fits the criteria perfectly. To top it off Gian Mawo gives thanks in the right places. Good job guys!

    • 4 years ago
  • pamanowid
    pamanowid
    • 4 years ago

    Congrats to you gianmawo! I win the bet with my friends here that you will win this. LoL. Congrats once again! Cheers. :)

    • 4 years ago
  • Studio7L
    Studio7L
    • 4 years ago

    Congrats to gianmawo I like it very much.

    Freelancercomp can you tell us please what is the most memorable video?

    • 4 years ago
  • SheikhSaif
    SheikhSaif
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulation to the winners: all in the top three (gianmawo, kellenmoore123, btstudios and lancerdrake) as well as the well-deserving runner-ups: babilonas, HansBruechle, StencilMedia and ScottMcMahon!
    And most of all, thanks to Freelancer.com for posting this contest and giving me (and all of the contestants) a chance to showcase their work...!
    CHEERS! :)

    • 4 years ago
  • syampullamvally
    syampullamvally
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulatins Peoples.... And the winner deserve it. Its such a different theme, and can make viral

    • 4 years ago
  • johnbecaro
    johnbecaro
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulations to the Grandwinner, 2nd, 3rd and to all the runner ups! We are proud to be in the Philippines. :)
    Congrats to my daughter Chesca and Lancerdrake as well for bagging the 3rd place! Proud Daddy here. hahaha.
    The Top 8 were very cool in my honest opinion. Specially Babilonas for epicness.

    Congratulations also to all who participated and conceded. You guys, are awesome for having sportsmanship!
    I will still be checking again all the entries one by one to entertain myself. :)

    Best Wishes to all. :)

    • 4 years ago
  • Billaire
    Billaire
    • 4 years ago

    Congrats to winners . . and Best of luck for future to other hard workers .. . . :)

    • 4 years ago
  • ThauwaSolutions
    ThauwaSolutions
    • 4 years ago

    As this competition dragged on, I suspected that the folks at Freelancer were starting to regret creating this competition, for obvious reasons like having to make hard decisions and claiming video rights. BUT, right now, I am overjoyed that this is over. We all can move on!
    I am happy with the rating I received for my entry, and I quit hoping for more months ago. Nevertheless, I checked-in on this competition at least four times a week and enjoyed perusing all other entries and the wide range of opinions people from all over the world had to offer. T’was a thrilling experience! It is true that some people were being unrealistic at times, but I am certain that no one will complain about Freelancer’s decision, for it was theirs to make, and all zealots should have realized this by now.

    • 4 years ago
    1. ThauwaSolutions
      ThauwaSolutions
      • 4 years ago

      I just want to say that all of these entries, especially the ones that had effort behind them, are spectacular (even those with one-star ratings). No one has to get upset. I also want to thank Freelancer for providing me with this opportunity to unveil what I am capable of. Thank you! It was fun!
      Finally, my heartiest congratulations go to the winner, gianmawo! Well done!
      ROCK ON, FREELANCER!!!

      • 4 years ago
  • snehangshu
    snehangshu
    • 4 years ago

    CONGTRATULATIONS to everyone at the top and specially Gianmawo. Its really the BEST.

    • 4 years ago
  • RobinHFarren
    RobinHFarren
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulations to all of the winners and runner-ups! This was fun. Excellent job everyone!

    • 4 years ago
  • antodezigns
    antodezigns
    • 4 years ago

    Thanks freelancer. You have restored my faith in this forum. I really do believe this is a good advert. This is what freelancer is about. Anyone can and should do business at freelancer. Black, white, yellow and all colors. This is the spirit of freelancer. This is the spirit of a free world. Gianmawo! Congratulations! You have united us all! Freelancer forever! You really chose fairly! Bravo!

    • 4 years ago
    1. FreelancerComp
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Thank you for the support antodezigns! It was such a tough decision and we really think all the entries were excellent!

      • 4 years ago
  • karoll
    karoll
    • 4 years ago

    I dont see my last question!... Do you agree that videos without prizes in this contest won't be used by Freelancer.com? Thanks!

    • 4 years ago
  • rahulschon
    rahulschon
    • 4 years ago

    Hey congrats winners...I think the result has been quite fair, it was a great contest. Congratulations to 552, your concept and idea is actually exceptional man.....cheers

    • 4 years ago
  • choconuttytechs
    choconuttytechs
    • 4 years ago

    congratulations to GianMawo! Yes, its a deserving ad!

    • 4 years ago
  • daniel1024
    daniel1024
    • 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Gian Mawo - I am so happy for you man! Palibre! Hahaha joke!

    Proud to be pinoy!

    • 4 years ago
  • tweetyminnie
    tweetyminnie
    • 4 years ago

    Hmmm... My faves are in the top 4 except the #547... #550 should not be there since it's not quirky and fun as what the freelancer.com asked before...lol

    well, here are my top 4 ...
    (1st or 2nd) #552 (looks original and creatively done) and #557(it looks more funny than before so I'm really wondering why it did not make it)
    (3rd) #549 (although the original deerman is more funny and memorable than the new version)
    (4th)#548 ( the humor is still there)

    LOTS OF LUCK to the winners... I should be there in the list but well better luck next time!

    • 4 years ago
    1. deltaheatwaves
      deltaheatwaves
      • 4 years ago

      @StencilMedia Thanks! I hope the OP can respond to my question. That is what I only wanted to clarrify. Lancerdrake, the entry owner, has nothing to do with my reaction.

      • 4 years ago
    2. johnbecaro
      johnbecaro
      • 4 years ago

      Deltaheatwaves, relax buddy. Let her pass for her opinion. We should be grateful Chesca's video has made it this far. Just wow, now it's on Top 4? Awesome. I am a proud Dad, lols. Goodluck to all the finalist...

      • 4 years ago
  • Freelance2k
    Freelance2k
    • 4 years ago

    Just show us the chosen one already so i can congratulate him/her and move on with my life lol

    • 4 years ago
    1. StencilMedia
      StencilMedia
      • 4 years ago

      We're currently engaged in a heated bout of gladiatorial combat to decide the worthy victor. Gotta go, it's my turn...

      • 4 years ago
    2. Freelance2k
      Freelance2k
      • 4 years ago

      lol

      • 4 years ago
  • johnkendale
    johnkendale
    • 4 years ago

    Is it Christmas yet? Freelancer.com should have hired a freelancer to run & manage this contest for them. (with all due respect)

    • 4 years ago
  • sankalp
    sankalp
    • 4 years ago

    I can be dead sure that Freelancer team is having hard time choosing a winner! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

    • 4 years ago
  • Dovluk
    Dovluk
    • 4 years ago

    What??? #553 is not a winner??! Strange decision..

    • 4 years ago
  • Khadkabhesraj956
    Khadkabhesraj956
    • 4 years ago

    hi every boady #156 must be winner.

    • 4 years ago
  • choconuttytechs
    choconuttytechs
    • 4 years ago

    is #553 by Babilonas not in the top 4! Too bad...that was the best ad! It should have been the winner

    • 4 years ago
    1. Babilonas
      Babilonas
      • 4 years ago

      sadly , but it is true :) I am out .

      • 4 years ago
  • Freelance2k
    Freelance2k
    • 4 years ago

    Why is this dragging oooonn?!

    • 4 years ago
  • Jimyone
    Jimyone
    • 4 years ago

    Ha Ha "I am an entrepreneur which means I have no useful skills other than coming up with great ideas"...best intro line ever. Check out #546

    • 4 years ago
    1. Freelance2k
      Freelance2k
      • 4 years ago

      lol, it's an epic line!

      • 4 years ago
    2. scottmcmahon
      scottmcmahon
      • 4 years ago

      Haha. Thanks Jimyone and Freelance2k. Yeah, it was fun doing this whole thing, super excited to be part of the final group. Some really great entries with great production value "fer shure". Keep rockin' everybody!

      • 4 years ago
  • athnony
    athnony
    • 4 years ago

    I'm still liking #543 the best!

    #552 made some good improvements, too.

    Great job finalists!

    • 4 years ago

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