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Video and television has changed. The screens have changed. The distribution has changed.
The Telly Awards has been here since 1979 and lived through that evolution. And although we are now in an era where television and video work is being created and consumed in various new ways, our commitment to celebrating the very best of it—regardless of origin—remains the same.
As we move further forward into a video-everywhere economy, where audiences view work on multiple platforms and creators create for every screen, the Telly Awards will continue to make sure excellent work is being celebrated. We will do this by ensuring that our judges continue to reflect industry leaders across these fields, and that we expand the way in which we showcase the very best creators of work that inspires, connects, and pushes us all to do better.
To that end, we’re excited to unveil our dynamic new digital presence and branding. We are still honoring work in the way we have for nearly 40 years, but with a new platform that is reflective of the current state of the industry—and enables us to better highlight the excellent work and creatives recognized by The Tellys. The website will serve to share the most innovative work done by Telly Awards winners, as well as an editorial platform where industry leaders can share best practices, analyses, and opinions on trends and news shaping the video and television industries.
Keep an eye out for guest articles from industry leaders, new partners, new judges, and a slew of events in the months to come. And be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay informed on key dates and deadlines for our next Call for Entry which opens in October when we will also be announcing a number of exciting new categories. Most importantly, reach out if you have any thoughts on how we can continue to best support and celebrate you and your work.
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The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens.
We are currently reviewing categories, expanding the Telly Awards Judging Council and programming a number of partner events throughout the year. Check back soon for updates on this but two key dates for your diary!
Entries open: October 2017
Winners announced: May 2018
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what we honor/our history
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after. With the recent evolution and rise of digital video (web series, VR, 360 and beyond), the Telly Awards today also reflects and celebrates this 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 from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.
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The Telly Awards are judged by members of the Telly Awards Judging Council, a group of over 200+ working industry who have previously won the Telly Awards highest accolade and as such, have demonstrable expertise in the categories they review.
All members of the Telly Awards Judging Council must apply and be accepted after their credentials are verified. To see our judges, find out more and to apply, click here.
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Telly Award Winners
We are very proud to include the following amongst previous Telly Award Winners:
AOL Studios, BET Networks, Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, Comcast, Conde Nast, DigiDojo, Discovery Communications, ESPN, FleishmanHillard, Fox, HBO, Hearst, HOBO, HuffPost, Indigo Films, IW Group, Microsoft, MLB, NBC, Ogilvy and Mather, Refinery29, SapientNitro, Story House, Team Coco Digital, The Guardian, The History Channel, Time Warner, Tiny Hero, Trailer Park, Viacom, VML, WSJ
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