PASADENA, CA (April 26, 2017) – Parsons is pleased to announce that its Corporate Marketing & Communications (MarCom) team has been recognized with a 2017 Silver Telly Award in the general-social responsibility film category for its Bridging La Guaya River video. Telly awards honor the best film and video productions and online video content, as well as local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
Bridging La Guaya River documents the building of a 58-m footbridge over the La Guaya River in the small village of La Guaya, Colombia (northeast of Bogotá). In 2016, a Parsons team—in conjunction with Bridges to Prosperity, Puentes de la Esperanza, and the La Guaya community—built the bridge to help local children consistently and safely reach school and also to improve the community’s access to markets and medical services. The video demonstrates how Parsons’ team overcame harsh conditions, language barriers, and a fast-track schedule to complete the bridge in just 9 days.
“Bridging La Guaya River provides a behind-the-scenes look at how engineering and passionate volunteers can make a huge impact on people’s lives,” said Erin Kuhlman, Parsons Vice President, Corporate MarCom.
She added, “We are honored by this recognition not only because we’re proud of our corporate social responsibility efforts and the work our 11-member multinational team did in Colombia, but also because Bridging La Guaya River is an example of our in-house video production capabilities.”
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards receive more than 13,000 entries annually from the best ad agencies, cable companies, corporations, interactive agencies, production companies, and TV stations from all 50 states and 5 continents. All judges are industry professionals who have won a Silver Telly and are members of the Silver Telly Council. Entries are scored on a performance scale, and winning entries are recognized and awarded as silver or bronze winners based on the combined scoring of the judges. For more information, visit http://www.tellyawards.com.Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading disruptive technology provider in the global defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets, with capabilities across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities. Please visit Parsons.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn how we’re making an impact.