The Telly Awards named Turquoise Morning as a double Silver winner, and a Bronze winner in the 33rd Telly Awards for its shows on the Battle of the Bands, the World Travel Awards and the Haiti Reconstruction Forum.
With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 United States and numerous countries, this is truly an honour. The local and internet television show was honoured with three awards; two in the People’s Telly category, the third selected by the Telly Awards Judges’ Panel as outstanding content on two major conferences, including the OECD Global Forum held in Bermuda last year.
The Haiti Reconstruction Forum show got the nod in the News or News Segment category. The episode opened the door to a discussion which will prove a game changer for regional relations and can contribute to the redevelopment of earthquake, hurricane and disease stricken Haiti. During the sessions, it was described how companies can access the two billion dollars in grant money coming from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Host of Turquoise Morning, Deandrea Hamilton, conducted heartfelt interviews with IDB executives including: Gustavo Arnavat, Executive Chairman and Eriq Pierre, Senior Counsellor in Haiti.
“We gained and were able to share the tremendous insight and opportunities available in Haiti with our countrymen, the rest of the region including the Americas. It is rare to see Haiti as the land of progress and an investment haven, but the experts and discussions we featured during the show have the power to open the door to a flood of interest for the island nation.”
Turks and Caicos business man, Harold Charles sponsored Magnetic Media’s coverage of the Reconstruction Forum held at the Double Tree Hotel, in Miami, Florida. It was jointly hosted by the City of Miami Dade County and featured Mayor, Carlos Gimenez.
The other shows were given to the people where voting support was solicited by driving friends and fans of Turquoise Morning to the Telly Awards channel on YouTube. Magnetic Media garnered support through e-blasts, texting, social media and news reports.
The Battle of the Bands show led in ‘thumbs up’; it chronicled the preparations and performance of the Bahamas All Stars as the first international marching band to perform at the Florida Classics, held in Orlando, Florida in November 2011. The community based band applied to be among the ten schools showcased, and won the chance, bringing a riveting Caribbean-styled performance that proved a show stopper.
“It was just a month before that we travelled to Montego Bay, Jamaica for the Caribbean leg of the World Travel Awards. It was no surprise to us that our fans loved both the Battle of the Bands and the World Travel Awards glitz and glamour enough to earn them each a Silver Telly Award.”
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.
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 and entries do not compete against each other, rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Magnetic Media’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
Magnetic Media will share its prizes with Turquoise Morning show sponsors, including the Bahamas All Stars, Harold Charles, the Government of Bermuda, One Caribbean Television and The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board.