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Telly Award

The Center for Suicide Awareness Selected a Winner In The 35th Annual Telly Awards

Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named The Center for Suicide Awareness as a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled If You Only Knew What You Left Behind. It was a winner in the Social Issue/Causes Category. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

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. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 35th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decides the People’s Telly Awards winners.

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, our 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. The Center for Suicide Awareness’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

“This is a huge honor for The Center for Suicide Awareness and we are so proud of all the work and dedication that was put into this documentary and to make it available as a free download on YouTube. To win the Telly Award is a tremendous accomplishment for our organization and our community.” Barb Bigalke, Executive Director of The Center for Suicide Awareness.

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Please contact Barb Bigalke, Executive Director, Center for Suicide Awareness at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 920-475-4748 for inquiries.