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
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.