JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
May 23, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE RECEIVES
44TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS FOR JPTV VIDEOS
JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Public Information Office was named a 2023 recipient for the 44th annual Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television across all screens. Jefferson Parish received a Silver Award for a video about the water tower restorations, and a Bronze Award for the D&I Black History Month video series.
The 44th annual Telly Awards had a record-breaking number of entries, boasting nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe, the most in a decade. Submissions came in from the US, Middle East, UK and Canada, as well as strong entries from Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and as widespread as Afghanistan, Sweden, New Zealand, Jamaica, and South Africa. Jefferson Parish was listed among winners from global brands and companies, including Netflix, Disney Parks, Paramount and National Geographic Society.
According to Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, “These awards represent a significant achievement by our Jefferson Parish Public Information Office. I am so proud of our PIO team, led by Director Gretchen Hirt, for receiving this honor and continuing to take our Jefferson Parish video content to the next level. Deputy PIO Justin Castille and Information Specialist Neil Giurintano created these two winning videos that help promote our work – from highlighting updates to our water infrastructure, to celebrating and honoring our diversity – we have a lot to be proud of in Jefferson Parish.”
CLICK HERE to view the Silver Award winning video about the Jefferson Parish Water Department’s work to restore eleven water tanks and ground storage units throughout the parish. Water Department Director Sidney Bazley explains how the towers are inspected for rust and other damage before being recoated with specially treated paint.
CLICK HERE to watch the Bronze Award winning video series that was created for the Jefferson Parish's Diversity & Inclusion Board in celebration of Black History Month. These videos share the stories of four individuals who were the first in Jefferson Parish to help break racial barriers.
Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council — an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, SeriesFest, Stash Media and Production Hub. CLICK HERE to view the 44th Annual Telly Awards Winners Reel. For more information about the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, JPTV and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO