The Aurora® Awards, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a national peer-judged awards program for video programs that have not been broadcast by one of the 'Big Four' networks. Only about 250 gold Aurora Awards are given in 150 categories each year.
Previous Aurora® Award recipients include A&E Television Network, Children's Television Workshop, Discovery Channel, ESPN, The History Channel, The Learning Channel, Lifetime Television, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Pacific Media Ministries, PBS, Smithsonian Institution, TNT, Touchstone Pictures, The Travel Channel, Turner Broadcasting, Walt Disney Pictures, and Warner Bros.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest film and video productions, and groundbreaking web commercials, videos 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.
Winners include companies, agencies and organizations of all sizes, from large multinational media companies to small ad agencies and local production houses. A sample of Silver Telly Winners includes Beacon Street Studios, DigitalKitchen, Idaho Public TV, Miami Dolphins, NBC Universal, PGA TOUR Productions and Zonk! Productions.