The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Founded in 1979 to honor local, regional and cable television commercials, with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after, the award has evolved with the rise of digital video to include branded content, documentary, social media, immersive and more. The Telly Awards today celebrates the best work in the video medium in an exciting new era of the moving image on and offline.
The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries globally from 6 continents and all 50 states, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. The Telly Awards recognizes work that has been created on behalf of a client, for a specific brand and/or company (including your own) or self-directed as a creative endeavor.
Entries open: October 17th 2023
Early Deadline: December 8th 2023
Final Deadline: February 23rd 2024
Winners Announce: May 2024
Please note: The Telly Awards competition has a two-year eligibility window. Any work produced as of January 1st, 2022 can be entered. A full list of eligibility criteria can be found here.
All work entered in The Telly reimagining what video should and could be Awards is reviewed by the Telly Awards Judging Council, our diverse judging body of over 200 executives from television networks, production companies, global agencies, immersive content studios, and streaming platforms around the world. As an entrant, your work will be reviewed by industry leaders from companies like Shutterstock, Marvel, BBC, Vimeo and more.
This year, the new members we’ve welcomed to the jury include those working at the forefront of the creator economy, emerging technology, and social impact at Netlfix, RunwayML, Billion Dollar Boy, Sphere MSG, Bustle Digital Group, and Thomson Reuters Foundation. You can learn more about the Telly Awards Judging Council here.
We are very proud to include the following amongst previous Telly Award Winners:
AirBnB, Adobe, BET Networks, Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, Comcast, Conde Nast, DigiDojo, Discovery Communications, ESPN, FleishmanHillard, Fox, Golden State Warriers, HBO, Hearst, HOBO, HuffPost, Indigo Films, IW Group, Media.Monks, Microsoft, MLB, NASA, Nathional Geographic, NBC, Ogilvy and Mather, Refinery29, SapientNitro, Story House, Team Coco Digital, The Guardian, The History Channel, Time Warner, Tiny Hero, Trailer Park, Paramount, Viacom, VML, WSJ
Work is accepted across Branded Content, Commercials & Marketing as well as Immersive, Interactive & XR, TV or Online Series, Shows & Segments, Non-Broadcast and Social Video. Committed to pushing the boundaries of creativity forward, this year’s new categories include Generative AI, Brand Collaboration, and Accessibility. These categories will dive into cutting-edge technologies and storytelling formats, while continuing to center diverse points of view with expanded offerings in Family Parenting, Use of Data Visualization, E-Commerce, Advocacy & Causes, Thought Leadership, Explainers and more. Review our full list of categories here.
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