1. Students must be currently enrolled in a CHED-accredited school.
  2. Each group can have a maximum of five (5) members. All group members need to come from the same school.
    • Each member is encouraged to sign up on Freelancer.com. 
  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 March 10, 2017.
  6. Selected and alternate teams will be notified via email by March 15, 2017


Hackathon Proper

  1. The Hackathon will run from March 31, 10AM to April 1, 3PM, at the Freelancer Office in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 
  2. Teams must submit a 2-minute video by April 1, 4pm presenting their completed project, which should include a demo of the working project.
  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 on the same day at 5pm.


Judging Criteria

  • Relevance/Practicality - 30%
  • Innovation/Creativity -20%
  • Production-worthiness - 20%
  • Design - 20%
  • Presentation - 10%



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

For inquiries, email hackzilla@freelancer.com.