Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger   |   [email protected]

Five World Learning videos have earned prestigious Silver and Bronze prizes in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. With more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

“We are so proud and grateful to receive these Telly Awards,” said Kimberly Abbott, World Learning’s vice president of marketing and communications. “These videos highlight the positive impact our programs have around the world.”

World Learning won a Silver award in the charitable or non-profit category for the video “Welcome to SIT Jordan” about SIT Study Abroad’s summer language program in Jordan. The organization also won Bronze awards for “What Will You Do This Summer?” and “The Experiment goes to Jordan,” both about The Experiment in International Living, as well as “World Learning Global Development” and “Youth Leadership Program On Demand with New Zealand and Australia.” The videos were shot and edited by award-winning filmmaker Dan Evans from Storywise and produced by World Learning’s communications team.

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.

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, the  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. “World Learning’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”