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Revamped Telly Awards Adds Animation Categories

Expanded judging council heralds new approach for the 39th annual edition of the global video and television awards. 

NEW YORK -- The Telly Awards kicked off its annual call for entries with an overhaul of its categories, 100 new judges, and a new set of industry partners reflecting the speed at which the video and television industry is evolving.

On the heels of unveiling a new mission statement -- “Honoring excellence in video and television across all screens” -- Telly managing director Sabrina Dridje recruited more than 100 innovators and experts from leading video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies and production companies to join the Telly Awards judging council.

The expansion of the judging council coincides with an overhaul of The Telly Awards’ categories to reflect how work is being made for more screens in more ways than ever before, especially in the fields of branded content, social video, and animation. New categories include Best Series, Best Use of 3D, Best Use of Motion Graphics, and Best Use of Vertical Format for Social.  

The Telly Awards also announced partnerships with a roster of content industry leaders including Digiday, StudioDaily, the National Association of Broadcasters, Stash Media, VideoInk, StoryHunter and the 3D community SketchFab.

The deadline for early entries is Dec. 8. Winners will be announced in May.

Source: Telly Awards

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.