- POST Telecourses Win 22 National Awards
Eight POST telecourse videos have won in the 29th Annual Telly Award Competition. The “K-9 Unit Operations” and “Weapons Law” telecourses both received the top honor of a Silver Telly, and six of the winning telecourses received the Bronze Telly for outstanding programming. The Bronze winners include: “Achieving Training Excellence,” “Building Law enforcement Image,” “Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide,” “Pursuit Driving Update,” “Sexual Assault Investigations: Adults and Adolescents,” and “Prisoner Security.”
The Telly Awards were founded in 1980 to showcase and give recognition to outstanding film, video, and non-network television programming. The Telly has become one of the most sought-after awards in the commercial video industry and symbolizes a significant creative achievement for winners. Entries are rated on a ten-point scale and compete against a higher standard of excellence. Judging panels consist of a group of more than 40 highly qualified production professionals.
The 2008 Aurora Awards Competition has recognized 14 POST video telecourses with awards including seven top honor Platinum Awards. POST telecourses “Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide,” “2007 Legal Update,” “K-9 Unit Operations,” “Weapons Law,” “Sexual Assault Investigations: Adults and Adolescents,” “Victims of Violence: A Guide to Help Bring Justice,” and “Youth Violence Update” won the Platinum Best of Show Award, while the telecourses “Achieving Training Excellence,” “Pursuit Driving Update,” “Legal Update 2008,” “Tactical Communications Update,” “Racial Profiling Update,” “Prisoner Security,” and “Protecting our Transportation Systems” won the Gold Award.
The telecourse programs were judged individually against an absolute scale of excellence rather than by comparison with other entrants. The Aurora Award recognizes those in the video and film industries who have tackled innovative subject matter in an effort to raise the level of consciousness of their audiences. The Awards also recognize those who creatively captivate the audience while breaking past barriers of race and stereotypes through contemporary images and ideas. Aurora judging panels are chosen from the top industry professionals from throughout the United States.