A documentary series about Ketchikan won six Telly Awards last week. According to the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, the Ketchikan Story Project series won three silver and three bronze awards.
Two silvers were awarded specifically for the “Our Native Legacy” segment, and one for the entire series. The entire series also won two bronze awards; a separate bronze was awarded for the “Artists” segment.
According to the Telly Awards web site, about 11,000 entries are submitted each year. Of those, about 10 percent are awarded silver statuettes, and about 25 percent receive bronze awards.
Ketchikan Story Project is a multi-media program produced by the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and funded by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to provide information for visitors.
“Our Native Legacy” and “The Artists” represent two of five planned segments. They were produced in 2012.
Two additional segments will debut May 3rd at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Those segments are called “The Timber Years” and “The Bush Pilots.”
Patti Mackey of the visitors bureau said the project is unique and groundbreaking.
“The material that we have and the opportunity – all the B roll and photography – provides us with additional tools for promotion of the community,” she said. “Nobody is doing this, and it’s just put us light years ahead.”
The Artists segment of the series also has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award. According to the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, that segment is up for an award in the Arts and Entertainment Program Special category.
For more information about the Ketchikan Story Project, go to www.ketchikanstories.com.