Publication Date: June 6, 2018
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger   |   [email protected]

Four World Learning videos have earned prestigious Gold prizes in the 39th annual Telly Awards. The Gold Telly award premiered this year as the competition’s new highest prize and was only given to the top three percent of winning entries.

“We are thrilled to have our videos recognized by The Telly Awards,” said Kimberly Abbott, World Learning’s vice president of marketing and communications. “We’re proud to highlight World Learning’s important work through these videos and it is such an honor to be among the first recipients of the Gold Telly prizes.”

World Learning won Gold Non-Broadcast awards in the General: Not-for-profit category for Healthy Workforce, Strong Nation: MULU Worksite HIV Prevention Project in Ethiopia; Brazil Youth Ambassadors; The Experiment in International Living: Argentina; and JPMorgan Chase: The Fellowship Initiative in South Africa. The videos were filmed and edited by award-winning filmmaker Dan Evans and produced by World Learning’s Marketing & Communications team.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, and Digiday.

Throughout 2017-2018 The Telly Awards undertook an initiative to rebuild the honors for the multi-screen era. The awards refashioned their categories to better reflect the types of content being created and the impact technology is playing on the way stories are being told now. The Tellys also recruited more than 200 new judges and introduced the Gold prizes.

“It is exciting to see how perfectly this year’s winners capture the innovation and energy of the rapidly changing video and television industry that we rebuilt The Telly Awards to recognize,” said Tellys Managing Director Sabrina Dridje, who was tapped last year to lead the revitalization of the awards. “They are an exciting culmination to an ambitious year-long effort that has re-established The Telly Awards as a trusted benchmark for the industry.”