1. Students must be currently enrolled in a CHED-accredited school.
  2. Each group can have a maximum of five (5) members. Group members can come from different schools.
    • Each member is encouraged to sign up on Freelancer.com.
    • Teams have to register an account at developers.freelancer.com to get their API keys
  3. Groups looking to join the competition will have to submit via the Sign Up form:
    • A brief write up providing the profile of the team members including Github (or similar) references showing capability through past projects;
    • A short 2-minute video, uploaded on YouTube, outlining their hackathon pitch in line with the event theme.   
  4. A maximum of 10 teams will be selected by the organizing committee, consisting of Freelancer.com senior engineers and staff, to compete in the event; 2 alternate teams will also be identified in case some of the selected teams decide to pull out of the event
  5. Deadline for submission of entries will be on January 20, 2018.
  6. Selected and alternate teams will be notified via email on January 25, 2018


Hackathon Proper

  1. The Hackathon will run from Feb 2, 10 AM to Feb 3, 6 PM, at the Freelancer Office in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 
  2. Teams must present a working demo of their completed project or prototype in a 5-minute segment, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A during the judging phase of the hackathon. The judging phase will commence on February 3 at 3 PM.
  3. The judges will have approximately one hour to decide on the winners. The judges may reserve the right to ask for further demos and clarifications from the participants.
  4. In case there is a tie, the winners will split the prize money.
  5. Winners will be announced immediately after the judging phase.

Judging Criteria

  • Concept (relevance, feasibility, value proposition) - 50%
  • Implementation - 40%
  • Presentation - 10%



  • 1st Prize -  P50,000
  • 2nd Prize - P30,000
  • 3rd Prize - P20,000

For inquiries, email hackzilla@freelancer.com.