A five-minute video celebrating the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) Centennial has been awarded three 2020 Telly Awards.
Produced by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the video highlights the excitement, challenges, and fulfillment of working in the transportation research field. The video premiered during TRB’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. in early January. TRB is a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
TRB turns 100 years old on November 11, 2020, and is in the midst of a year-long celebration designed to promote the value of transportation research and celebrate the achievements of TRB’s volunteers, sponsors, affiliates, and staff.
“This is an exciting time of transformation in the transportation industry and this award-winning video puts a spotlight on how young people have the opportunity to make a difference in the world by choosing transportation as a career path,” said Sandra Larson, Transportation Innovation Strategies Leader, Stanley Consultants, Inc.; and Chair, TRB Centennial Task Force.
“TTI and its transportation research experts have been active TRB volunteers for six decades, and we are pleased to have had the opportunity for our video production team to work with our partners at TRB on this award-winning production about the future of transportation and transportation careers,” said Greg Winfree, TTI Agency Director.
“I strongly recommend that anyone who cares about the future of transportation and the critically important role it plays in providing an equitable quality of life for all our citizens view this video and then pass it along to their local school system with the request that it become part of their communities’ STEM curriculum,” added Neil Pedersen, Executive Director, TRB.
“In addition to research and technology transfer, training the future generation of transportation professionals is a primary focus of TTI’s mission,” said Dr. Katie Turnbull, TTI Executive Associate Director and a Past Chair of the TRB Executive Committee. “It is rewarding to know that the video will be used to encourage young people to pursue a career in the transportation field.”
The three awards are shown on the Telly Awards website as follows:
- GOLD Award: General Recruitment (exclusively awarded to the top 3% of winning entries)
- SILVER: Craft Writing
- SILVER: General, Not-for-Profit
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. The awards program considered to be the most prestigious, independent evaluator of small screen productions worldwide. Receiving over 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.