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Trust Garners Gold and Silver Accolades at Telly Awards

History organization triumphs in the Online History and Non-Broadcast History categories

Mary Koik, (202) 367-1861 x7231

(Washington, D.C.) — The American Battlefield Trust cleaned up in the record-breaking 43rd Annual Telly Awards, scoring a Gold Telly for its Virtual Field Trips, plus both a Silver Telly and People’s Telly Silver for its “Step Into History” video series. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies. This year’s winners include Adobe, Calvin Klein, ESPN, LinkedIn, Mother Jones, MTV Entertainment Studios, NASA, the LA Clippers (NBA). PlayStation Studios, Sawhorse Productions, TelevisaUnivision and more. 

“Recognition at the Telly Awards further emphasizes the Trust’s important mission beyond land preservation, sharing compelling and enlightening content about American history,” said Trust President David Duncan. “With programs like this, we aim to make our nation’s heritage accessible to learners worldwide, striving not only to preserve our past but also ensure its resonance with present and future generations” 

Step Into History

The acclaimed “Step Into History” video series leverages modern video and animation techniques to take viewers on guided tours with the Trust’s historians. By walking through historical sites, viewers are revealed stories behind the scenes captured on film. The Gold Telly Winner Virtual Field Trips invite learners of all ages to explore the rich history of iconic cities during the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War eras. In collaboration with acowsay, the Trust aimed to create four feature-length, documentary style virtual field trips. 

“The caliber of the work this season truly has reflected the theme of going beyond the frame. Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues,” shares Telly Awards Managing Director Amanda Needham. “The Telly Awards is uniquely positioned to meet the industry where it’s actually making work, be that on television or TikTok.” 

Committed to pushing the boundaries of creativity forward, this year’s new categories included topics within Generative AI, Brand Collaboration, Use of Data Visualization, Thought Leadership and Accessibility. These categories centered on cutting-edge technologies and storytelling formats that are actively evolving within the video and television industry.  

This was a record breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers. Winner’s were chosen by The Telly Awards Judging Council which includes Nathalie Van Sasse Van Ysselt, VP of Design and Creative Services, MSG Sphere Studios; Barry Christie, Global Creative Lxead, Meta Creative Shop; Farihah Zaman, Director, member of Brown Girl Doc Mafia; Aiden Darné, VP, Global Studio Lead Shutterstock; Malinda Wink, Executive Director Minderoo Pictures. 

The full list of the 45th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at 

About The Telly Awards: The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include the Gotham Institute, NAB, Stash, NYWIFT, LAPPG, Production Hub, Green the Bid, Video Consortium, and Series Fest. New Partners include FWD- Doc, AI Film Festival, Reel Abilities Film Festival, and Film Fatales. 

About American Battlefield Trust: The American Battlefield Trust is dedicated to preserving America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educating the public about what happened there and why it matters today.  The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization has protected more than 58,000 acres associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War. Learn more at