Media Communication Program Earns Telly Awards

June 21, 2019

CONTACT: Dr. Trudy Hanson, 806-651-2800,


WT's Media Communication Students Earn Telly Awards

CANYON, Texas—The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens. One Silver and two Bronze Tellys have been awarded to online videos produced by students in Maroon Productions and the Media Communications Program at West Texas A&M University.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials. With the rise of digital video, the Telly Awards reflects and celebrates an exciting new era of the moving image on and offline. This year, there were 12,000 entries submitted for contest from all 50 states and five continents.

“The Tellys has changed their competition a bit. The awards are based on professional merit, but the judges have been very picky about giving out too many awards. Winning three out of seven entries submitted is really good,” Johnny Story, broadcast engineer at WT, said.  

The Media Communication Program’s production, “One Sessions: Lionel Cartwright” earned a Bronze Telly in the online student category, giving WT two of the five awards in this category including the highest -- a Silver Telly -- for the AJ Swope Musical Tribute.

Maroon Productions, overseen by Story and WT’s Office of Communication and Marketing, brought home a Bronze Telly in the category of Online Series-Web-series, Corporate Image, for “Farewell to Kimbrough Stadium.” This award is distinctive because WT’s entry competed in a professional category and was one of only two entries produced by universities. The other five Bronze winners were from such organizations as S&P Global, New York Power Authority and Lower Colorado River Authority.

For more information about Maroon Productions, the Telly Awards, or media communication video initiatives, contact Johnny Story at 806-651- 3258 or Dr. Trudy Hanson at 806-651-2800.



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