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(Ames, IA) Championship Productions was recently honored with two Telly Awards for excellence in video production. The two award-winning titles were Duke Basketball – Breaking the Press featuring Duke University Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski (received the Silver Telly – the highest honor) and Introduction to Laboratory Safety, a chemistry lab safety video distributed by Flinn Scientific of Batavia, IL (received the Bronze Telly – the second-highest honor).
The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The two Championship Productions titles were among 12,500 entries that covered all 50 states and five continents.
“To be awarded the highest, and second-highest award for excellence in video production is a testament to the foundation of our company priorities … everything we create is centered on teamwork, personal improvement, a positive attitude, and a commitment to excellence.” said Championship Productions’ Vice President, Darryl Bennett.
The Duke Basketball – Breaking the Press video received a “silver” award, which signifies a 9.0 or higher on a 10-point scale and is their highest honor. Only 7-10% of entrants receive a silver award. The Introduction to Laboratory Safety Flinn Scientific video received a “bronze” award. The bronze award scores from 7.0 to 8.9 and 18 – 25% of entrants receive a bronze.
Lonnie Kragel, Championship Productions’ Director of Video Productions since 1993, said: “Every person at Championship Productions is directly tied to carrying out our mission, which is helping individuals and teams achieve success toward realizing their fullest potential … the awards confirm that our attention to detail and quality is both recognizable and noteworthy … earning the awards is the ultimate confirmation of the quality of our product.”
The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 by David E. Carter, a past Emmy® and Clio® winner, to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. Judges evaluate entries to recognize distinction in creative work — and the entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Past winners have included producers for HBO, A&E, The Discovery Channel, Sony Pictures Television, Best Western International and TBS.
Championship Productions, founded in 1976 by Bill Bergan, is the world’s No. 1 producer and distributor of instructional DVDs, videos and books. Located in Ames, IA, Championship Productions produces instructional materials for coaches and athletes in over 20 sports.