The national Telly Awards named WTIU and IU Radio and Television Services the winners of 18 awards in its annual competition, which honors excellence in video and television across all screens.
Five WTIU documentaries won Telly Awards. Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches earned a Gold Telly Award in the biography category and a Silver Telly Award for writing. Silver Awards were also given to Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land in the live events category, Amen: Music of the Black Church in the religious/spiritual category, and A Rural Revolution: Indiana’s Round Barns in the cultural category. Actual World, Possible Future earned a Bronze Telly in the social responsibility category.
WTIU’s television series Journey Indiana earned nine awards, including four Silvers in the history, cultural, editing, and videography/cinematography categories and five Bronze Telly Awards in the nature/wildlife, sports, documentary, religious/spiritual, and food and beverage categories.
“Peggy’s Poetry and Zarg,” a segment from WTIU’s local children’s series The Friday Zone, earned a Bronze in the children’s category.
WTIU’s digital series [Indi]android won a Bronze in the online documentary category for its feature on graphic novelist Nate Powell.
IU Radio and Television Services also received a Bronze in the non-broadcast category for educational institution.