June 18, 2014
Seminole Productions, Florida State’s award-winning video production arm, was awarded three top honors and five overall awards at the 35th Annual Telly Awards. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
“We have a great team at Seminole Productions and it is an honor to be able to tell the story of the outstanding student-athletes and teams that we have here at Florida State University,” said Seminole Productions Executive Director Mark Rodin.
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.
For its 35th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.
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. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Seminole Productions’ accomplishments illustrate their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great video production.”