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Posted on: May 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Wins Prestigious Telly Awards


The City of Las Cruces has won five Telly Awards, the premier award honoring video and television productions across all screens.

The City received a Gold Telly Award in cinematography for the promotional video, “Slot Canyon,” won by Karla Walton, communications specialist with Visit Las Cruces.

Also, two Silver Telly Awards went to the City. Adrian Guzman, media operations & production specialist, won in the directing category for the video “Las Cruces Police Department Lip Sync Challenge.” Dominic Aragon, media production specialist, won in the art direction category for the informational video, “On Street Parking in the Downtown.”

The City also received two Bronze Telly Awards. Aragon won a Bronze for in the public interest/awareness category for “On Street Parking in the Downtown,” and Guzman and Jennifer Martinez, media production specialist senior, won a Bronze for the video public service announcement “Patience During Progress.” All three are with the City’s Public Information Office. View all the winning videos here:

Walton, Guzman, Aragon and Martinez were selected as Telly Award winners out of more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.

“The City of Las Cruces is fortunate to have such creative and talented associates who use their skills to help inform and educate the community about the many important projects and activities municipal government is involved in,” said Mayor Ken Miyagishima.

All four are past Telly Award winners. Guzman, Aragon and Martinez have also won Emmy Awards, which represent excellence in television and emerging media, and are winners of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), Government Programming Awards for excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies. Aragon has won Pixie Awards for motion graphics, effects and animation.

In addition to Telly Awards, Walton has won a Top Hat award, the premier award of the travel, tourism, and lodging industry in New Mexico. She has been nominated for an Emmy and nominated for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ medal of excellence in journalism.

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