The Telly Awards has named Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Advanced Video Production class as a Silver Award winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Emerging Media SJMC Promo.” With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great video production.”
Professor Todd Evans, who supervised production said, “This is the ninth Telly to come from the advanced video production class, but it’s the first time we’ve received a Silver Award. I expect great things from this group of students in the coming years.”
Ashley Thompson served as producer; Brianna Laubach supervised post-production, Frank Merchelwitz was director of photography and composed the original soundtrack, and Ian Wells designed the graphics. Associate producers included Mark Lesser, Arthur Wright and Jesse Wright.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor.