Catholic Community Television Network, a ministry of St. Paul Parish in Leesburg, was recently selected as a Bronze winner in the 33rd annual Telly Awards, which honors outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs.
CCTN’s piece, titled EPIC World Youth Day 2011, was a production that followed Bishop John Noonan, priests and youth and young adults during their journey to Madrid, Spain, during the 2011 World Youth Day. CCTN staff members produced a video clip and interviewed those pilgrims.
More than 11,000 entries from all 50 states and several countries were submitted for this year’s Telly Awards. Less than 10 percent of entries chosen are Winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor, while 25 percent of entries are chosen as Bronze Telly winners. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “The Catholic Community Television Network’s accomplishment illustrates its creativity, skill and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video programming.”
This is the second time CCTN has been honored with a Telly Award. The network received recognition for its production of John Michael Talbot in Concert in 2002.
“We are very humbled to win our second Telly Award,” said Father John Giel, pastor of St. Paul Parish and executive producer at CCTN. “We continue to strive to provide the best in Christian programming.”