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The 42nd Annual Telly Awards Competition

The Telly Awards Announces 42nd Annual call for entries with new categories celebrating diversity, social impact, and remote production.

Mirroring the industry’s rapid evolution amid a range of challenges (specifically live action filming), these new additions include editorial/animation-driven categories like Use of Stock Footage, Virtual Events & Experiences, Influencer & Celebrity, Remote Production, and Museums & Galleries, who have turned to finding audiences online. Series has also grown to incorporate the already existing Diversity & Inclusion, Social Impact, and Animation sub-categories, along with more standard expansions like Online and Television Series which now includes Food & Beverage, Beauty & Lifestyle, Education, and Discovery as well as genre-based categories like Sci-Fi, Horror, True Crime, and Reality.

The theme of this year’s awards is “Your Stories Defy The Limits”, encompassing the creativity and storytelling efforts that surfaced in response to the unique challenges presented by 2020.

Entries for the Telly Awards will be evaluated by members of The Award Judging Council drawn from a diverse mix of advertising, media, tech, and video industry leaders.

Founded in 1979 to honor commercials made for cable and local TV, The Telly Awards has continually refreshed its categories to honor the evolving, broad range of work being made — including branded content, social video, and animation — working with industry experts to identify categories where new platforms play an increasingly important role in the ways stories are being told.

Last year, The Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from top video content producers.

The deadline for early entries for 2020 is 11th of December.

Winners will be announced in May 2021.

The 42nd Annual Telly Awards Competition – Entry Fees

The Telly Awards Early Deadline fees are $145 (U.S dollars) for single entries and $235 (U.S Dollars) for campaign entries and $45 for Student Categories.