UH Manoa and AOL RED earn Telly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadband Programming

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tracy Orillo-Donovan,
Chancellor's Office
Posted: Apr 1, 2008

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and RED, the youth lifestyle division of America Online, was recently honored with the 2008 Telly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadband Programming — Documentary Category.

"The continued praise for Project: Freshman has been fantastic and the Telly Award is particularly meaningful," said Timothy J. Hamilton, Executive Producer. "This project represents a creative benchmark for all of us and is a true testament to our creative ingenuity."

The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Since 1978, its mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 28th Annual Telly Awards received over 14,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

"Project: Freshman 2007," which was filmed last fall documented the lives of first-year students Elliott Winter, Sarah Riordan and Bri Lagat-Ramos as they embarked on college life. Each student was given a video camera to document their personal experience- the good, the bad and the ugly of heading to a new school. For thirteen weeks, RED showcased the lives of the three teens from different parts of the country. The students also posted commentary on one of RED‘s blogs.

"We should all be proud of our wonderful students and their accomplishments," said UHM Vice-Chancellor for Students Francisco Hernandez. "This award recognizes how much we can accomplish if all of us work together to highlight all that is great about the Manoa campus."

To view the entire series, log on to http://www.projectfreshman.com.

Project: Freshman 2007 was produced by 2C Media in association with Timothy Hamilton Entertainment and was distributed by AOL TimeWarner Entertainment.

For more information, visit: http://www.projectfreshman.com