Powered by

Elance's 'New Way to Work' $10,000 Competition

  • Home
  • >
  • Application process details

Do you have a great story about your work environment? Elance is awarding the most inspiring story a Grand Prize of a year’s worth of health insurance premiums or $10,000 in cash. 

More than ever before, startups, small businesses and independent professionals are embracing new work models while shunning the conventional nine-to-five office cube environment.

 These pioneers are working from any location they choose, connecting with partners, customers and staff online and working on their schedule. To shine a spotlight on the pioneers who are modeling the exciting new way to work, Elance is launching its “New Way to Work” contest.





What you win: Elance will award the Grand Prize winner a year’s worth of health insurance premiums or $10,000 in cash. 

Time frame: Now through November 30, 2009  at 11:59 pm PST 

Who should apply? Any company, entrepreneur or independent professional with an inspirational story about the way they work.

What should you submit?  Showcase your “new way to work” through an article, blog post, photo, song, illustration or a video. For those on Vator, you can upload a PDF, PPT, or video to your company profile and enter "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.

Not yet on Vator?

It's quick, easy and free. First register. Then create a profile for your company. The more comprehensive your company profile is, the more likely to get votes, ratings and be reviewed.  Once you create your company profile, then just click the "participate in this competition" button on the top right of this competition page.

Additionally, you can use other mediums, and submit a blog article, a Web page, YouTube video, a tweet, cartoon, art installation, song, haiku, or any other means to demonstrate their point. Publish and promote your example to capture the attention and imagination of a broader online community. You can then notify contest judges of your effort via Twitter (use #new_way_to_work) or by posting a link on Elance’s Facebook fan page.

How you win: The contest will recognize the most inspirational real-world demonstrations of this important labor movement. The Grand Prize winner will be selected by Elance and an elite panel of judges including Tim Ferriss, American author, technology investor, and productivity expert; John Jantsch, award winning social media publisher and author of Duct Tape Marketing; and Tory Johnson, career expert, founder and CEO of Women For Hire and New York Times bestselling author whose latest book is Fired to Hired. 

Throughout the contest, Elance will highlight the most creative, compelling, innovative and inspiring entrants on the Elance blog. After narrowing the contestants to a set of finalists. 

This program is over

This program is sponsored by:
39 companies participated in this program