Contest winner already had the grand prize -- a year of healthcare


In what can best be described as shooting yourself in the foot, the freelance-for-hire Web site Elance has selected a winner in its contest for a grand prize of $10,000 to help pay health insurance premiums for a year -- a guy who works full time and already has health insurance through his employer.

The contest, as I wrote in September, was to do some sort of essay (vidoes won the next three spots in the contest) on the topic of what the "New Way to Work" means. The contest was meant to highlight how important freelancers are becoming to the economy.