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People’s Choice: HSUS Video Wins Silver Telly Award

After nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, the Telly Awards has named The Humane Society of the United States as a People’s Silver Winner. “Chimps: A New Life, Retirement,” a video featuring more than 100 government-owned chimpanzees in research labs starting a new life at Chimp Haven sanctuary, received a high number of votes in the Internet/Online Video category.

For its 35th season, The Telly Awards joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to rate videos submitted.  In addition to recognition from The Silver Telly Council, The Telly Awards’ judging panel made up of more than 500 accomplished industry professionals, the Internet community helped to decide the winners.

The Silver Telly Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work. Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. 

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions and online commercials, videos and films.


Media Contact: Samantha Miller: smiller@humanesociety.org; 301-258-1417