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Mecklenburg County's Public Information Department has been awarded five Bronze Telly Awards this year. 

The Telly Awardss are given annually to the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
This year's winners are:
GRADE: A video created to highlight Mecklenburg County Air Quality's Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines (GRADE) Project. GRADE makes a significant impact on our region's air quality by reducing harmful emissions. GRADE won a Bronze Telly in both the Information and Education categories, and was also awarded a Bronze “People's Telly” Award, which is presented based on judging by the Internet community. 

You can see the winning video here.
Mecklenburg 250: Public Information's Mecklenburg 250 campaign won a Bronze Telly Award in the Information category for the segment “Military Tradition,” which featured Mecklenburg County's longstandingpractice of welcoming and honoring our nation's military. Col. Quincy Collins, a Vietnam War POW, tells us about Camp Greene and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial here in Mecklenburg County.
Hillary’s Story: Child Support Enforcement's “Hillary's Story” won a Bronze Telly in the Online/Social Responsibility category. Based upon a letter from a client to the department, the video tells the story of one mother's very rewarding experience with the service she was provided by Mecklenburg County.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the best 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.

Mecklenburg County's Public Information Department provides the public, media, and County employees with up-to-the-minute County news and information.
MEDIA CONTACT: Bill Carroll, 704-621-7434 or