ALUM COLLINS IS WINNER IN THE 33rd ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS
Springfield, Illinois – The Telly Awards has named Travis Collins as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for his piece titled A Joe for All Seasons. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
Travis Collins, BA Broadcasting 2003, has worked in Charlotte, North Carolina, Paducah, Kentucky and throughout central Illinois. His employment started in Commercial Production, but Travis has been working in News Promotion since 2006. He conceptualizes compelling promotions, writes scripts, lights scenes, shoots talent, designs motion graphics and edits all of his work. For the piece A Joe for All Seasons Travis did have “a partner in crime,” his friend and Graphic Designer Paul Newton.
In his “free time” Travis enjoys playing music, photography and learning more about his trade, which has truly become a passion. In 2010 Travis joined others with his passion and competed in Paducah’s 48 Hour Film Project. They had two days to write, light, shoot and edit a short film. Regionally their film My Father’s Keeper took home eight awards, including Best Film. The film moved forward to Miami, to compete with other films from around the world. Travis now works as Senior Promotions Producer for WICS News Channel 20 in Springfield, Illinois and WICD News Channel 15 in Champaign, Illinois.
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 33rd 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 decide 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, the 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. “Travis Collins’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
To find out more about the Telly Awards, visit the Telly Awards website.