Press Release


Chennai, 02 March 2012
Techies across Ascendas IT Parks vie to be the ‘Star Photographer’

Ascendas announced ‘CLICK’, a unique photography contest for IT professionals across its Parks in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The contest received over 750 photo submissions with both experts and amateur photo enthusiasts participating.

Over 265 professionals from leading MNCs participated at five Ascendas IT Parks – International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB), International Tech Park Chennai (ITPC), CyberVale Chennai, The V and CyberPearl in Hyderabad.

As part of the contest, a free photography workshop was conducted for all participants by professional photographers. From the qualifying round, 10 finalists were shortlisted in each city; who in turn had to capture images of ‘Life at Ascendas IT Park’ and compete to become the ‘Star Photographer’. The contest was judged by a panel of experts from Toehold Travel and Photography.

Logesh B from VIT Consultancy Pvt Ltd bagged the ‘Star Photographer’ title of ITPC winning a return ticket and a holiday in Bangkok, courtesy travel partner Yatra.com. Jayavardhan from Premedia Global Pvt Ltd was the first runner up winning a return ticket and holiday in Goa while Alaganandan Krishnasame from Olam Information Services Pvt Ltd won the third prize – a gift hamper from Yatra.com.

The month long event culminated with an awards ceremony and a music concert by popular band called ‘Live Banned’ had the crowd enthralled.

The winning photographs will be exhibited during the week long (12 – 18 March 2012) art festival (Colours – a celebration of artistic talent) at International Tech Park Chennai.

Mr. Thomas Teo, CEO Ascendas India said, “I am pleased with the overwhelming response received for this event. The photography contest seeks to celebrate the very best in photography from across our Parks. Ascendas manages some of the finest parks and it is our privilege that these parks are shot by our own parkites.”

The winning photographs will feature across Ascendas’ websites and other marketing collaterals. The event organized in association with Logitech, Yatra.com, Idea, Toehold was coordinated by Desitara.com.

Ascendas in India
Ascendas is Asia's leading provider of business space solutions, renowned for quality infrastructure and lifestyle environments catering to businesses. In India, Ascendas develops IT Parks/SEZs, Integrated Developments, Built-to-Suit and Ready-Built Facilities. Starting with the landmark International Tech Park Bangalore (ITPB), Ascendas has since followed on its success with CyberPearl and The V in Hyderabad, and International Tech Park Chennai (ITPC), a JV with TIDCO. Ascendas is also developing International Tech Park in Pune (ITPP) and CyberVale, an IT Park within Mahindra World City in Chennai. Ascendas proposes to develop two Integrated Developments in Coimbatore and Gurgaon.

In June 2007, Ascendas launched the Ascendas India Development Trust (AIDT), a private development fund focusing on integrated property development projects. In August 2007, the Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust) was launched as Singapore's first listed Indian property trust.
 
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