The Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the best in TV and Cable, Digital and Streaming, and Non-Broadcast Productions.Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. On average, The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries yearly from all 50 states and 5 continents.


History of the Telly

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 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, weare excited to see this year’s class of entries.

What We Honor
TV & Cable
  • TV Shows / Segments
  • Promotion Pieces
  • Local Commercials
  • Regional Commercials
Digital & Streaming
  • Branded Content & Entertainment
  • Video / Shows / Segments
  • Short Form / Social
  • Commercials / Marketing
  • Non-Broadcast Productions
  • Outdoor / Environmental
People’s Telly
  • Film/Video
  • Commercials
  • Internet/Online Video