ABOUT TELLY AWARDS
The Telly has become one of the most sought-after awards in the TV, commercial and video industry.
The Telly statuette has even appeared on the set of many prime-time TV shows, such as thirtysomething, Murder,
She Wrote, Newhart, News Radio, and others.
In the past 20 years, winners and finalists have come from a
large cross-section of advertisement agencies, production companies, television stations,
and cable operations, as well as corporate video departments. All 50 states have been represented by past winners and finalists.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1980, to showcase and give recognition to outstanding non-network
and cable commercials. The competition was expanded several years ago to include film and video productions.
When the concept for the Tellys was born, David E. Carter was chosen to be the show administrator. He has published over
70 books on advertising and logos. This,combined with his strong TV background, (Clio winner,7-time Emmy winner who produced many
sketches for the Johnny Carson show) made him a natural choice to administer the competition. Over the past 20 years, the
TellyAwards has become a well-known, highly respected national competition.