a welcome letter from

Sabrina Dridje

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. Most importantly, reach out if you have any thoughts on how we can continue to best support and celebrate you and your work.

Sabrina Dridje
Managing Director

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    key dates

    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 24th 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

    See our winners gallery.

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our partners

Stash. Work smarter and stay inspired with instant and unlimited access to the largest online library of Animation, VFX and Motion Design. Stream, search and build your own playlists from thousands of exceptional TV and cinema spots, music videos, virals, broadcast and title designs, game cinematics, and short films complete with production notes, credits, toolkits and links for every project. Each monthly issue also includes advanced training courses from Digital Tutors and free MP3 music tracks.

DIGIDAY, a division of Digiday Media, is a global leading modern media publication and events company, a daily must-read among influencers obsessed with the bleeding edge of media and marketing.

Studio Daily is the leading source of news, opinions and best practices for the digital content creation market. Featuring a mix of original reporting, expert reviews and tutorials, and interviews with leading creatives, StudioDaily keeps readers up-to-date on critical workflow developments, product releases and new and emerging creative techniques.

The NAB Show is the world’s largest broadcast, audio & video event and your most comprehensive resource for next- generation training and tools. From conception to consumption, the NAB Show has proudly served for more than 80 years as the incubator for excellence – helping to breathe life into content everywhere.

VideoInk is the go-to resource for industry news on the OTT and streaming video industry via breaking news and premium insider intel.

Enter new dimensions. With a community of over one million creators, Sketchfab is the world’s largest platform to publish, share, and discover 3D content on web, mobile, VR, and AR.

A media production marketplace, Storyhunter connects the world’s leading brands and media companies with over 20,000 freelance video creators across 180 countries. The Storyhunter platform allows companies to manage their freelance networks, post assignments and receive story ideas, hire creators, and message freelancers anywhere in the world at any time. With this technology and extensive community, clients can assemble an international production crew or newsroom in a matter of minutes.