ASME Selected a Winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards

Jul 9, 2012

by Eric Butterman

NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 – The Telly Awards has named ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards. Two Online Video Bronze Awards, submitted by New Vision Communications, New York, were selected among the nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.

The first video titled “Human Powered Vehicle Challenge,” served as an online promotional feature to raise awareness of ASME’s annual collegiate competition for engineering students. The HPVC is an event where students can demonstrate their creativity and technical innovation by designing and operating new concepts in human powered transportation. The video blended scenes from the competition with interviews from participants in a creative, fast-paced format, which captured the purpose and excitement of this annual engineering event.

The second video, ASME’s “State of the Society 2011” summarized ASME’s successful year of growth and achievement in areas of membership, financial performance, standards and certification, as well as the organization’s significant milestones and accomplishments.  The video served to communicate ASME’s strategic focus on energy, workforce development and global impact, its mission and vision, and the organization’s goal to improve quality of life for humankind.

“ASME’s effort to highlight the many contributions made by engineers around the world has never been more important, and ASME is proud to be recognized as a dual recipient of the Telly Awards. Our thanks also go to New Vision Communications for helping us to realize our vision while conveying the passion and excitement of engineering,“ said Michael Cowan, ASME’s Director of Public Information.

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.

For its 33rd season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps to decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

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. Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “New Vision Communications and the ASME Public Information Department’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great video production.”

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About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. For more information, visit

About New Vision Communications
For 25 years, New Vision Communications has designed and produced award-winning videos, web sites, and multimedia projects for a variety of large multinational corporations, U.S. government agencies, noncommercial broadcast outlets, and non-profit organizations. New Vision has developed a time-tested work process, managing productions from concept development through shooting, motion graphics design, editing, and delivery. With offices, studios and video editing suites located at the Brill Building at 1619 Broadway at 49th Street in midtown Manhattan, the New Vision team has produced thousands of projects for satisfied customers around the world.