Charlotte, NC – The Telly Awards has named Life In the Carolinas as a Bronze winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled American Legion World Series. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
Show Host Carl White takes viewers to Shelby, NC for a behind the scenes access where he highlights the history, volunteers, players and the excitement of the American Legion World Series. Every year more than 100,000 fans gather at the Keeter Stadium in Shelby. Only one American Legion team from each of the eight regions across the country is eligible to compete for the national championship.
The American Legion has a long history of community service programs. In 1925 they founded a youth based baseball league. Only a year later, the first American Legion World Series was held. Originally, these annual World Series playoffs were hosted at various cities across the country. Since 2011, the permanent home of the American Legion World Series has been in Shelby.
Understandably, there is an integral connection between the American Legion World Series and America's veterans. Some of the volunteers and all of the officials are former military personnel or their families. Carl takes the opportunity to interview several veterans, who share some of their amazing stories of heroism with viewers.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest 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.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 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 – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. “The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. Carl White’s Life In The Carolinas accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
Show Host and Executive Producer Carl White said, “I love what we do, the places and people we visit are amazing and they trust us to share their stories with the world. Each person who works on the show is a creative story teller with a passion for doing a great job in representing the true spirt of each story. I am indeed fortunate and blessed to be surrounded with wonderfully talented people.”
About Life In The Carolinas: Carl White’s Life In the Carolinas is now working on its 7th year in syndication which will start in the fall of 2015. The primary focus of the show are the People and Places of the Carolinas. Viewers often get a behinds the scenes experience and at other times it’s just good fun with discovering what the Carolinas have to offer.
The Shows website is www.lifeinthecarolinas.com and on Facebook: Life In The Carolinas TV Show.
You Tube Link to Winning Episode: https://youtu.be/OvenfLS6D80