April 10, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Telly Awards named Indiana University's Department of Telecommunications as a Bronze winner at the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for its production of The Kevin Wilson Show. The Bronze is the second highest distinction given by the Telly Awards. Telly Awards are given to the most outstanding of nearly 11,000 film and television entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.
The Kevin Wilson Show was produced and directed by students from the IU Department of Telecommunications for broadcast on the Big Ten Network and other regional outlets. Students received 400 level class credits for producing the show in conjunction with IU Athletics.
"Last fall, IU Athletics sought to enhance both of our coaches' shows that are produced for the Big Ten Network, and we enlisted the University and the Department of Telecommunications in that effort," Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcast Services Jeremy Gray said. "For a student run production to receive a Telly Award against professional competition, speaks volumes about their skill, dedication and the quality of their instruction".
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 Telly and a member of The Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The 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.
"The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video," Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards said. "Indiana University's Department of Telecommunications accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production."
To find out more about the Telly Awards visit www.tellyawards.com.