Watertown, NY- June 5, 2014, The Telly Awards has named WPBS-DT as a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their documentary titled The 1000 Islands Bridge: An Arm of Friendship (75th Anniversary). With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
The 1000 Islands Bridge: An Arm of Friendship (75th Anniversary) is a documentary that takes eyewitness accounts of the seemingly impossible construction to the complex art of maintaining and operating an international bridge.
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.
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, their 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. “WPBS-DT’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.