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Miami-Dade TV wins a 2017 Telly Award for its "I Voted!" commercial

MIAMI (June 20, 2017)

The Miami-Dade County Communications Department has won a 2017 Telly Award in the Social Responsibility - Local Commercial category for its “I Voted!” commercial.

Created by Miami-Dade TV, in collaboration with the Elections Department, the 30-second video provides a trilingual South Florida twist on a popular message. The commercial showcases diverse community members informing and encouraging fellow citizens about the three different ways they can vote in Miami-Dade County.

Throughout the 2016 election cycle, “I Voted!” appeared on local network stations, Comcast, YouTube, Miami-Dade TV and in cinemas.

“We are honored to receive this award," said Inson Kim, Director of the Communications Department. “It’s a testament to our talented team’s dedication, professionalism and outstanding video production skills.”

The 38th Annual Telly Awards received more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, making this year one of the most competitive.

Miami-Dade County Communications Department’s mission is to provide employees, residents, visitors and businesses with direct access to government through the County’s information channels. The department provides award-winning government service through Miami-Dade TV, the web portal – www.miamidade.gov – and the 311 Contact Center. The Communications Department provides access to information and services by phone, in-person, online, on radio and television.

About The Telly Awards
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding content for TV and Cable, Digital and Streaming, and Non-Broadcast distribution. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

A prestigious panel of more than 600 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work. Less than 10 percent of the entries are chosen as Winners of a Silver Telly, the highest honor. Bronze Telly Award Winners typically represent about 18-25% of entrants. For a complete list of winners, visit www.tellyawards.com.