Glendale, Arizona (PressExposure) June 30, 2009 -- The Telly Award honors outstanding local, regional and national cable TV commercials and programs, as well as video and film productions. The award organization annually showcases the best work of advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments.
Mayor Elaine Scruggs of Glendale Arizona and Ed Sharpe of CouryGraph Productions display the 2009 Telly award for the Chocolate Challenge production.
The Telly Awards receives in excess of 13,000 entries each year from 50 states and foreign countries.
"It is honor to receive a highly respected national award for work in publicizing events that take place in the city of Glendale," Sharpe said. "The Telly awards highlight the high standards of excellence we wish to achieve. In addition, it is our wish to provide our viewership with information they can trust and enjoy."
To demonstrate Mayor Scruggs' confidence in the Arizona Cardinals' ability to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday's Playoff game, she challenged Mayor Michael Nutter to a friendly wager. If the Cardinals prevail, Mayor Nutter agreed to hand out Glendaleâs own Cerreta Chocolate at a future City Council Meeting. In the event the Eagles prevail, Mayor Scruggs would hand out Hershey Chocolate at a Glendale City Council Meeting. We know that the Cardinals prevailed thus sending them to the Super Bowl and Cerreta Chocolate was enjoyed in Philadelphia!
Mayor Scruggs explains, "Mayors' challenges are one of Super Bowl's traditions." She continued, "I am happy Ed Sharpe was there to report on and record this event which was part of a memorable season for the Arizona Cardinals and the City of Glendale."
Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV covers many stories during the sporting events that take place in Glendale and also general community journalism. Always quick to share stories, photographs and video with other publications, Sharpe's work is seen in many places.
Sharpe stated, "Mayor Scruggs is humorous and easy to work with on camera, very spontaneous and able to compose a speech on the fly. It is great to work with someone you can get usable footage in just one take!"
CouryGraph Productions and Mayor Scruggs also netted Honorable Mention for this presentation in the Hermes Creative Awards Competition this year also.
The work of CouryGraph Productions and other participative community journalists may be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week at http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com.