PH team places 2nd, wins $5K in Internet scavenger hunt

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Seven teams from around the world have won a share in $30,000, with Philippine Team CyberPaul finishing second place.

Online job site Freelancer.com has announced the list of winners of #ScavHunt2014, which took place over a two week period, exceeding 45,000 registrants and more than 16,000 submitted entries.

After showcasing amusing creativity, resourcefulness, and wit in their video submissions, team CyberPaul from the Philippines, led by local outsourcing company CEO Paul Agabin, will take home $5,000 for winning second place after team Running Hunts from the USA.

Agabin remarked, ?To win the hunt, we?ve learned to think outside the box and never underestimate our competitors.?

The hunt required participants to form teams and complete tasks from a list of 150 cryptic challenges and questions based on recent internet pop culture.

Evan Tan, regional director for Southeast Asia at Freelancer.com, said: ?We wanted to connect our global community in a unique and fun way which is why we conducted the Scavenger Hunt, and seeing their entries was also a treat for us. At Freelancer, we want our users to find lasting partnerships that can boost their freelance careers and businesses.?

The special category winners ($1,000 each) are:

? The entry that best promotes and supports the charity of their choice -? Team Diamond Kings, South Africa, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and India.

? The best quality video that promotes their team, the entry and the Freelancer Scavenger Hunt — Team Awesome17, Romania.

? The entry that makes use of mainstream media — GuerillaGurilla6, Malaysia.

? The entry that goes viral on social media — Team Faust, Serbia & Montenegro.

? The entry that has the coolest celebrity endorsement -? Team Running Hunts, USA, for enlisting Ron Jeremy, Penn Jillette, Carrot Top and many more.

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