Polytechnic's sesquicentennial video, INSPIRATION & INNOVATION: 150 Years of Discovery & Invention at Polytechnic University, won 13 awards at the 28th Annual Telly Awards, a leading media recognition event devoted to excellence in creative communications. The program received three Silver Awards, the competition's highest honor, for excellence in "Corporate Image, Copywriting and Fund Raising" communications. An additional ten Bronze Awards were presented for "outstanding" work in the areas of "Copywriting, Documentary, Editing, Education, History and Biography, Recruitment, and Public Relations" communications. The current award recipients are recognized for work completed between January 2005 and April 2007 in the categories of: Non-Broadcast Productions; TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces; and Internet/Online Programs, Segments or Promotional Pieces. Poly took honors in all three categories in both the Silver and Bronze class. The program was written, directed and produced by Christopher Hayes, Director of Special Projects.
Since 1979, the Telly Awards have honored the visual arts community by inspiring and promoting creative communications through awards recognition. The 28th Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from companies, agencies and institutions of all sizes, from large multinational media organizations to small ad agencies and local production houses. The nominees are evaluated by top advertising and production professionals. In response to the award announcement, Richard Thorsen, the film's Executive Producer, said, "Winning these awards speaks not only to the 150th film's professional caliber based on peer recognition from the media sector, but equally important its value as a communications tool."
Past Telly Award winners represent the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, corporations and educational organizations throughout the world, including: CNN, Comedy Central, Disneyland Resort, GEICO, Hallmark Channel, Microsoft, MSNBC, Nike, The Biography Channel, The History Channel, and the University of California, San Diego.