Joni and Friends Wins Six Telly Awards During 44th Annual Award Season

By |Published On: June 19, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

AGOURA HILLS, CA June 19, 2023:

Joni and Friends, the leading global ministry serving people living with disability, announced its win of six Telly Awards in the record-breaking 44th Annual Telly Awards.

This is the fifth year the organization has been recognized for excellence in producing premier videos focused on outreach to individuals and families impacted by disability.

Competing against major Hollywood studios and corporations such as Amazon, Apple, HBO, and PBS, Joni and Friends received multiple awards across Not-for-Profit, Editing, and Cinematography categories.

The organization’s winning videos featured stories of rescue and ongoing care for Ukrainian refugees who live with disability, as well as the ministry’s work to provide physical, spiritual, social, and economic care in under-resourced countries through Wheels for the World and Joni’s House.

“We were very excited to have our videos recognized by the esteemed Telly Awards,” said Matt Hayslett, a lead video producer at Joni and Friends. “With nearly 13,000 submissions from 5 continents, it is an honor that our work was awarded. Our videos give an inside look into the lives of the people we serve and allow them an opportunity to share their voices and stories. We look forward to continuing to share stories as we serve many more people living with disability around the world.”

All 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. Previous Telly Award Winners include CBS Interactive, Comcast, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and The History Channel.

The 2023 winning entries produced by Joni and Friends are:

Silver Telly Award Winner: Daniela’s Story
Non-Broadcast General: Not-for-Profit

Silver Telly Award Winner: Ukraine Impact
Non-Broadcast General: Not-for-Profit

Silver Telly Award Winner: Vickie Price
Non-Broadcast General: Not-for-Profit

Silver Telly Award Winner: The Perfect Gift
Social Video Series-Series: Not-for-Profit

Episode 1: Go Out
Episode 2: Compel Them to Come In
Episode 3: More Than a Wheelchair
Episode 4: Until His House is Full

Bronze Telly Award Winner: Ukraine Impact
Non-Broadcast Craft: Editing

Bronze Telly Award Winner: Ukraine Impact
Non-Broadcast Craft: Videography/Cinematography

View the full list of Telly Awards presented to Joni and Friends since 2008 at Joni and Friends – Telly Awards

View the full list of 44th Annual Telly Award Winners at 2023 Telly Award Winners

About Joni and Friends: For more than 40 years, Joni and Friends has provided the hope of the Gospel and practical care to people living with disability around the globe. Ministry programs include Joni’s HouseWheels for the World™Retreats and Getaways, and disability ministry training. Joni and Friends also delivers daily inspirational media through radio programs and podcasts.

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