Announcing the winners of our Facebook photo contest!
Inspiration, friendship & fun
To animate our past and celebrate the fun spirit of Text 100, we recently held a ’30 years in pictures’ competition on our Facebook page to unite employees past and present during our 30th anniversary year.
Photos came in from around the world and regardless of location or time, there were two pervading themes: Friendship and Fun.
The photos which can all be viewed here demonstrate the uniting force of our people culture that has been the foundation of Text 100 since 1981. Over the years people have come, gone and stayed, but each individual has played a vital part in building the fabric of this company by supporting their peers, being passionate about delivering great client results and having fun during the process. This competition is just one way in which we remember and appreciate these contributions.
There were five winners chosen from more than 150 entries. The photo which garnered the strongest emotional response from online voters and our company judges was ‘Inspirational Lisa’ submitted by Shari Roberts. Lisa Altobelli was the managing consultant of our NY office until she lost her battle with lung cancer in March 2010. Lisa was dearly loved by those who worked with her at Text 100 and we remember her passion, commitment and sense of fun fondly. Shari has generously offered to donate her prize money to the Lisa Altobelli Foundation to continue helping other cancer patients find comfort in their time of need.
The other winning photos were all chosen for not only their online popularity, but for their reflection of our history, culture and creativity. The winners are, in no particular order:
- Letitia Zwart’s photos of the first Christmas party held in the Text 100 Australian office. These photos demonstrated that size doesn’t matter when it comes to having fun. At the time of these photos, the Aussie business and APAC HQ consisted of five people. Today there are now more than 30 people sitting in Sydney and more than 230 across the APAC region.
- Brian Churchard’s photo titled “Headcorn or headcase?” was one of the oldest photos posted on the site and was loved by all for its sense of nostalgia. It was also popular as proof that Tim Dyson has indeed aged over the last 30 years :)
- The craziness of Kumi Mochizuki’s photos from Japan were highly popular. Everyone loves the horse which has become a regular feature from this office and well, how can you not recognise a horse in a Santa suit ordering sushi?!
- Angela Denly’s photos of the APAC GM offsite were a popular representation of Text 100’s strong APAC presence and another good representation of how the company loves to dress up and party. Catching all the leaders of our Asian businesses at a Mardi Gras inspired event was an opportunity relished by employees and our alumni alike.
We congratulate all the winners of this competition and offer special thanks to all participants. On behalf of all employees past and present, we thank you for reminding us of good times passed.