Award Recognition

It’s video and filmmaking awards season time and there’s still time to enter one media award program worthy of note that’s focused toward video producers like many of us.

Forget the Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes and the Oscars, the Telly Awards is a contest that is geared to film and videos that have NOT been seen on the major TV networks or been distributed through large theater chains, but mostly for local and independent productions. Entry categories include Online Video, Local TV & Cable Commercials, and Non-Broadcast Film & Video Productions. Within these categories are awards for such areas as Commercial Set Design, Children’s Programming, Online Comedy, Sports, Charity and Real Estate videos, Documentaries and more.

This the the 30th year for the Tellys, and there are about 300 different categories you can win in. Following the news that the best Superbowl ad this year was NOT produced by a large marketing firm but two guys in their garage, who won a million dollars in the Doritos commercial contest, it’s time for you to realize your dreams and get some recognition of your own.

Hurry, though, entries that ran within the last 2 years are eligible, but the deadline is looming: March 6th. Find more details at

Meanwhile, we will be releasing the names of the winners of Videomaker‘s 22nd annual short video soon, watch for that and links to their videos soon.

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Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.