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Tygh Valley resident wins Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named Irl “Mike” Davis of Tygh Valley as a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled Polly: The Mystery of Bonney’s Canyon from among 13,000 entries from all 50 states.

The book trailer is based on Davis’ recent novel: “Polly: The Mystery of Bonney’s Canyon,” which is scheduled for release late 2014. The premier of this film will be at the Hollywood Theater in Portland March 29 at 4:30 p.m.

The Telly Awards were founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video 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.

For its 35th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work — entries do not compete against each other — rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, its highest honor. Approximately 15 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “Irl ‘Mike’ Davis’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

To find out more about the Telly Awards visit our website at www.tellyawards.com. To find out more about the Novel visit: www.pollyad ventures.com.

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