RENO — KNPB, northern Nevada’s public broadcasting television station, has been named the winner of two bronze awards in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for local documentaries titled “Stewards of the Rangeland and “The Work of Art.” KNPB now has 11 Telly awards to its credit.
“Stewards of the Rangeland” introduces five northern Nevada ranching families and the challenges they face while maintaining BLM and U.S. Forest Service lands as well as their own ranches. “The Work of Art” profiles the philosophy, approach, and technique of photographer Jeff Ross, a successful commercial photographer dedicated to bringing to light those people the world otherwise ignores.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. This year, 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries submitted work.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a silver Telly, judged the competition, Judges 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. Approximately 25 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the bronze Telly.
KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting provides three digital channels of programming on channel 5.1, KNPB Create on channel 5.2 and KNPB Vme on channel 5.3. KNPB channels are also available on cable and satellite services.
For more information, visit www.knpb.org and www.tellyawards.com.