Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Picks Up Three Telly Awards

McKenzi Morris

July 6, 2020


The Office of Communications & Marketing and Texas Tech Public Media both received bronze awards.

Texas Tech University's Office of Communications & Marketing and Texas Tech Public Media (KTTZ) were honored with bronze awards at the 41st annual Telly Awards, a highly respected video and television competition.

KTTZ won two bronze awards in the Online Series-Webseries: Non-Scripted and Online Series-Webseries: Documentary categories for its series "Beyond the Report." The winning season focuses on the status of women in Lubbock.

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After the YWCA commissioned a report on the status of women in Lubbock in 2017, KTTZ partnered with the organization to go beyond the statistics and into the lives of Lubbock women and the obstacles they face. The series featured 10 episodes that can be viewed or heard online.

"We are proud to have our work distinguished with the Telly Awards," said Paul Hunton, general manager for KTTZ. "'Beyond the Report' was a multi-platform, (radio, TV and digital) hyper-local project examining the YWCA's report on the status of women in Lubbock. To share these stories of bravery and strength from our local community was an honor. To have the work validated with two Telly Awards speaks volumes about our content team's dedication to telling local stories that matter and make a difference."

The Texas Tech Office of Communications & Marketing's Public Art Program Debuts 'Red Tail,' 'Zephyr' and 'Oblique Intersection' was honored with a bronze award in the Social Video Series-Arts & Entertainment category.

"Our team is dedicated to telling the stories of Texas Tech in exciting and creative ways that connect with our diverse audiences," Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Matt Dewey said. "We are honored to win an award of this caliber and look forward to continuing to promote and share the unique stories of our people and our community."

About the Telly Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, the Telly Awards receives more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Entrants are judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council – an industry body of more than 200 leading experts, including advertising agencies, production companies and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry the Telly Awards celebrate. Partners of the Telly Awards include Catalyst, LAPPG, NAB, Stash, Storyhunter, NYWIFT, Production Hub, IFP, Social Media Week and VidCon.