George Washington's Mount Vernon has received Telly Awards for three of our feature-length videos.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after. With the recent evolution and rise of digital video (web series, VR, 360 and beyond), the Telly Awards today also reflects and celebrates this exciting new era of the moving image on and offline.

The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.

George Washington's Mount Vernon's award-winning films are created through a partnership with Wide Awake Films, a Kansas City-based film company specializing in historical documentaries.  

2018 Telly Awards

Washington's War: General George Washington and the Revolutionary War

Gold Telly Award for best video in the Non-broadcast, General Education category

Bronze Telly Award for 3D-Graphics/Animation, General Education category

Bronze Telly Award for Cinematography, General Education category

The American Revolution lasted for eight long years. Washington's War features three campaigns - Boston, Trenton, and Yorktown - in which General George Washington led the way to American victories and ultimately secured independence from Great Britain. Pivotal moments, such as the overnight building of entrenchments at Dorchester Heights, Washington's final charge at Princeton, and the successful siege of Yorktown, are captured in vivid detail in this film.

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Washington's War in 4D

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2017 Telly Awards

A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution 

Bronze Telly Award for Cinematography, General Education category

Most popular revolutions throughout history have descended into bloody chaos or fallen under the sway of dictators. So how did the United States, born of its own 8-year revolution, ultimately avoid these common pitfalls? A More Perfect Union explores the many challenges facing the new nation and describes how our founding fathers, led by George Washington, created the United States Constitution. Born of compromise, this founding document laid the foundation for our more perfect union.

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2015 Telly Awards

Now or Never: Yorktown Campaign of 1781

Silver Telly Award for Cinematography, General Education category

George Washington's Continental Army has fought for five long years to drive the British from American soil. Now, with the aid of French land and naval forces, that time may be near. Washington and his allies have surrounded the British at Yorktown, Virginia. The dream of American independence hands in the balance.

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