The Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 35th Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

History of the Telly The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. With the quality of non-broadcast productions, traditional local & cable television commercials and programming on the rise, along with the world of online video continuing to rapidly evolve, we are excited to see this year's class of entries.

What We Honor
Film & Video
  • Non-Broadcast Productions
  • TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces
  • Outdoor / Environmental (featuring video components)
Online Video
  • Online Video
  • Online Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces
  • Online Commercials
  • Branded Content
  • Local TV & Local Cable
  • Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable
  • Outdoor / Environmental (featuring video components)
People's Telly
  • Film/Video
  • Commercials
  • Internet/Online Video