WT Students Earn 18 Telly and Communicator Awards

June 27, 2019

CONTACT: Yafei Zhang, 806-651-2767, yzhang@wtamu.edu

WT Students Earn 18 Telly and Communicator Awards

CANYON, Texas – Media Minds at West Texas A&M University has won 8 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the 40th annual Telly Awards, and 10 awards of Distinction in the 25th annual Communicator Awards.

Both the Telly and Communicator awards are leading voices in recognizing video productions in marketing and communications. Winners of Telly Awards represent the best across many fields, including advertising agencies, professional production workshops and television productions. The Award of Distinction of Communicator Awards is presented to projects that exceed industry standards.

“Media Minds at WT is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changing” Sabrina Dridje, managing director of the Telly Awards, said.

The awarded categories earned by Media Minds in 2019 were from 13 different videos that can be viewed here. The winning videos are listed below:

“TRI to make a difference”: a three and a half minute long promotional video for the nonprofit organization, Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation/Children’s Miracle Network, features a triathlon event to promote the nonprofit cause.

Telly Awards
Gold in the Non-Broadcast/General/Cause Marketing category
Silver in the Promotional Video/General/Student category
Bronze in the Non-Broadcast/General/Live Events category

Communicator Awards
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Live Events category
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Non-Profit category

“This is your time – graduation,” a video that highlights students’ academic life at the PVECOB from accepting the admissions offer to graduation. Inspired by former student La Quantaye McNeil.

Telly Awards
Silver in the Non-Broadcast/General/Student category

Communicator Awards
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Education category
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Student category

“This is your time – soccer,” a video that highlights an athlete student’s academic and training balance.

Telly Awards
Bronze in the Promotional Video – General – Schools/Colleges/Universities category

Communicator Awards
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Education category
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Student category

“Find your Strengths at WT (Buff Strong),” a video that promotes Buff strengths to achieve academic and social life at West Texas A&M University.

Telly Awards
Bronze in the Non-Broadcast/General/Internal Communications category

“Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business Study Abroad 2017,” a video that highlights experiences of students’ study abroad program in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Communicator Awards
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Education category
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Student category

“This is your time – CIS major promo,” a video that promotes students’ learning experiences in the Computer Information System major in the PVECOB.

Communicator Awards
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Education category
Award of Distinction in the Video/Online Video/Individual/Student category

“Jacked Factory,” a video created for the promotion of small business in Amarillo.

Telly Awards
Silver in the Non-Broadcast/General/Student category

“Profitness Gym Advertisement,” a video created for the promotion of small business in Amarillo.

Telly Awards
Silver in the Non-Broadcast/General/Student category

Students involved in these video productions:

  • Trevor Fleeman, Canyon – B.B.A. Computer Information Systems
  • Emily Galloway, Amarillo – B.B.A.  Marketing
  • J. Roman Gray, Amarillo – B.B.A. Marketing
  • Ethan Nguyen, Amarillo – B.B.A. General Business
  • Rolando Salas, Colorado – B.B.A. General Business
  • Mason Pifer, Michigan – B.B.A. Computer Information Systems

About Media Minds

Media Minds is a student organization in the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business specializing in video marketing for both internal and external clients. Students not only develop their technical skills in production but also cultivate their management, teamwork and critical thinking ability. Drs. Heidi Huntington and Yafei Zhang of the PVECOB serve as faculty advisors. Since 2015, Media Minds has won almost 60 Telly and Communicator Awards.

About the Telly and Communicator Awards

The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, are the leading voice to recognize and honor best video productions for all screens. Entries were judged by more than 200 industry leaders of the Telly Awards Judging Council across many fields, such as advertising, television, and corporate production. Communicator Awards honor creative and cutting-edge work. More than 6,000 entries were judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts in the 25th annual Communicator Awards in 2019. 

—WTAMU—


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