Bangalore: Happiest Minds, the IT venture of industry veteran Ashok Soota, today announced the finalists of the country’s first crowd-sourced logo contest. The finalists of the logo contest for Happiest Minds were chosen by a jury that comprised of eminent members such R. Sridhar, Founder IdeasRS, Geetha Narayanan, Founder-Director, Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, Rukmini Krishnaswamy, Director, Spastic Society and Jessie Paul, CEO, Paul Writer. Ashok Soota chaired the jury.

The competition, which was hosted on techgig.com in addition to the corporate website, generated 1402 entries. From over 1400 logos that were received, 210 were shortlisted based on relevance, uniqueness and memorability, and showcased for public voting. The logos voted to the top 25 from www.happiestminds.com and www.techgig.com were provided to the jury for final selection.

The jury selected 5 logos which will be further refined to meet commercial usage requirements and then undergo a legal screening process to ensure corporate viability. The designer of the final logo will win US$2000.

“We received an overwhelming response to our quest to create a logo inspired by happiness. I would like to thank all the participants and our esteemed jury for their time and efforts, and look forward to continuing to engage with them on this topic.” said Ashok Soota, Chairman and Managing Director, Happiest Minds.  **Tax deductions, if any, will be deducted from the prize money as per Government of India laws.

 About Happiest Minds: Happiest Minds aims to be a full services firm with global presence, offering solutions in IT Services, Software Product Engineering Services, Remote Infrastructure Management and Consulting. Happiest Minds will focus on solutions which integrate new emerging technologies with deep domain knowledge of business workflows. Happiest Minds aims to rapidly establish itself as a global player, and offices are planned in various cities of the USA, Continental Europe, UK, Singapore and India.

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