The annual Aurora Awards competition is an international event designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. The Aurora recognizes those in the video and film industries who have tackled innovative subject matter in an effort to raise the level of consciousness of their audiences. The Aurora also recognizes those who creatively captivate the audience while breaking past barriers of race and stereotypes through contemporary images and ideas. Aurora judging panels are chosen from the top industry professionals from throughout the United States. Submissions are evaluated on the basis of execution, content, and creativity.
The Telly Awards were founded in 1980 to showcase and give recognition to outstanding film, video, and non-network television programming. The Telly has become one of the most sought-after awards in the commercial video industry and symbolizes a significant creative achievement for winners. Entries are rated on a ten-point scale and compete against a higher standard of excellence. Judging panels consist of a group of more than 40 highly qualified production professionals.
The Cindy Awards is an acronym for Cinema in Industry, and began in the United States in 1959 as an industrial film competition. Cindy was created by a group of professionals known as the Industry Film Producers Association, and today is presented by the International Association of Audio Visual Communicators (IAAVC). The IAAVC is a non-profit group which represents theatrical, broadcast, and non-broadcast media professionals around the world. The Cindy Awards have developed into the premier international audio visual competition for both linear and interactive multimedia.
The Videographer Awards is a national awards organization that helps set the standards for the video production industry. Winners come from video production companies, independent producers, directors, writers, videographers, editors and other production professionals; corporate communications departments; educational institutions, government entities; broadcast and cable television operations; advertising and public relations agencies; and other businesses and individuals.
The Communicator Awards is a national awards organization that recognizes outstanding work in the field of communication. Entries are judged by a panel of professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. Entries are judged solely on their own quality, creativity, and resourcefulness, not against each other.