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25 January 2008
JSU's Television Services Wins Two Telly Awards

The Jacksonville State University Television Services Department won two Telly Awards in the 28th annual Telly Awards 2007 Film/Video competition--the Silver Telly Award,  the highest presented by the organization, and a Bronze Telly Award, the third Bronze for TV Services.  TV Services won the Silver Telly for its entry "Gospel Music Southern Style" and the Bronze Telly for its fundraising video for JSU's Capital Campaign entitled "The Capital Campaign, the Power of 125, Join the Celebration."

Silver Winners are awarded a Silver Telly statuette, the highest honor. Bronze Winners are awarded a Bronze Telly statuette. Designed by the same firm that makes the Oscar® and Emmy®, the Telly statuette weighs more than 4 1/2 pounds. In addition, each entry chosen as a Silver or Bronze Winner is awarded a commemorative certificate.

Founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, the Telly Awards are highly sought after by large international commercial firms, local production companies, and advertisement agencies. With over 200 categories, the Telly Awards garner more than 13,000 entries from all fifty states and many foreign countries. Official documentation provided to winners indicates that 7-10% of over 13,000 international entries receive Silver Telly Awards. In recent years, the Telly Award has become recognized as a true accomplishment in the field of Commercials and Television Programs.

Each year, the judges consist of a group of highly qualified advertising, production and other creative professionals. All judges have previously won a Silver Telly Award, and are invested in upholding the historical standard of excellence the Telly represents. Judges are from all regions of the United States, representing large and small firms including advertising agencies, TV stations, production houses and corporate video departments.

Mr. Mike Hathcock, director of Television Services, said, “It was a big honor to win the Silver Telly Award because it is only awarded to a small number of entrants. The judges are past Silver Award winners and some of the top television production people in the country. This makes the award even more special.”

Source: College of Education and Professional Studies' 2006-2007 Annual Report - 2006-2007 Passport to Success.

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