The Telly Awards recognizes the full breadth of video and television work being made for all screens. Whether you create regional commercials, innovative immersive experiences, touching social ad campaigns, or branded documentaries, your work deserves to be honored. We celebrate work at the forefront of Branded Content, Commercials & Marketing, Immersive & Mixed Reality, Non-Broadcast, Series/Shows/Segments, and Social Video from all over the world! In a year like no other, the Telly Awards are recognizing your stories that defy the limits, not least by introducing a suite of categories that speak to the creativity and resilience the industry has had to show this year; from Use of Archival Footage, to expanded Animation categories. Here are 5 key reasons to enter!
Stand Out from the Crowd + Be in Good Company.
Currently, video is at the forefront of many industries and platforms, and it’s only growing. As production companies, media companies, and even institutions and brands expand into video, it’s more important than ever to stand out with your work. A Telly Award sets any team or independent creator apart from the crowd.
Enter to be in good company amongst the industry’s best creators, like Vice, Framestore, Dow Jones, WeTransfer, NBC Sports, Viacom International, PBS, Complex Networks, Google, Culture Trip, HBO, Partizan, and more.
Have Your Work Seen by Great Judges.
All Telly Winners are chosen by a committee of the most respected producers, creators, innovators, and thought leaders, who represent the best video work across all screens. When you enter The Tells, your work is placed in front of our judging body, The Telly Awards Judging Council.
Judges include David Weinstein, VP of Production, Complex Networks; Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment, HP; Genevieve Triquet, Executive Producer, Division Sydney; David Gerlach, Senior Director, History & Biography at A+E Networks; Courtney Coupe, Head of Great Big Story; and Justin Durazzo, Co-Director of Interactive, Droga5.
Win New Business, Attract New Talent.
Winning a Telly Award makes your business a household name. It puts you on the map as the team making the year’s best video and television work, wins you new clients, helps expand start-ups, and attracts new partners. More importantly, a Telly win shows the world that your team is the one to work with, which is great for attracting the industry’s best talent.
Put Your Work on the Big Screen.
Our annual “Film and Video nights” screening program is curated with work produced by Telly Winners, and is shared in cities across the U.S. and Europe to an industry audience comprised of key decision makers. Entering The Tellys gives your work the chance to be seen by attendees from companies like BBC, CNN, Instagram, Passion Pictures, The Mill, Twitter, Refinery29, and more.
Be Crowned Telly Company of The Year.
All entrants have the chance to be awarded the top title of Telly Company of The Year, awarded to the company with the most success across all categories in the competition. As with past winners, like CBS Interactive, this is a special recognition that will be commemorated on the Telly Winners Gallery and throughout our communications.
The Telly Awards is an opportunity to celebrate your great work and give it a stamp approval by our industry’s top leaders. However, this can’t happen if our judges don’t see it. The Early Entry Deadline for The 42nd Annual Telly Awards is Friday, December 11th, 2020. Enter your work today!
Don't take it from us! Here is what our entrants have to say!
“The all-new FORTUNE Brand Studio won five Tellys for our first TV and digital campaign of 2020. As a newly-independent media company, we want to show people what we’re capable of and it’s good to be recognized for our work. We want to create more great stories in 2021.” David Lennon, FORTUNE Brand Studio
“CBS Interactive is very proud to be named the Telly’s inaugural Company of the Year. Creating engaging premium video content is a top priority for all our brands.” Charles Harrington, CBS Interactive
“Being honored with a prestigious award like the Telly is a fantastic accomplishment. Last year was an exciting year for my team, and a career high, being honored by our industry and peers. ” Lara Richardson, SVP Marketing Discovery