Center’s Animated Video on Citizenship Earns Telly Awards
The Center on Congress video “Citizens Unite!” — a 10-minute cartoon teaching kids about the importance of citizen participation — has earned four Telly Awards, the premier recognition for excellence in film and video production.
The Telly Awards program was founded in 1979, and the 2011 competition attracted more than 11,000 entries, from all 50 states and five continents. Judging is by a panel of accomplished industry professionals, each of whom is a past winner of a Silver Telly, the highest honor. Less than 10 percent of entries are awarded a Silver Telly, and “Citizens Unite!” won two Silvers — one for Use of Animation, and another for Art Direction. In addition, the video won two Bronze Tellys — one in the Children’s Audience category, and another in the Education (for academic use) category. See the video at http://www.tpscongress.org/citizenship-video/