Huffines Institute Wins 2015 Telly Award

Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: April 14, 2015

Leading in research, service and outreach in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is commonplace. An award for a video production, however, is unique.

The 36th Annual Telly Awards has named Huffines Discussion 4 (HD4) as a Bronze winner in the category of “Online Video - Online Webisodes, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Education.” HD4 is the premiere event of the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance.

The Huffines Discussion brings national leaders in health and sports medicine to Texas A&M, giving them 15 minutes to discuss their research. The speeches are open to everyone in the community and online. The technical research is stripped down and lectures are presented in a conversational tone, so everyone can participate in the Discussion.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards honors excellence in local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs and the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films,

With nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, the Telly Awards are highly sought after by advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, interactive agencies and corporate video departments around the world.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “The Huffines Institute’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Director of the Huffines Institute J. Timothy Lightfoot noted that “the Telly is a great validation and affirmation of our mission of giving voice to the scientists and practitioners so that the public can better understand sports medicine.  It is also reflective of the great video and event production team that we have in the Huffines.  Without that team, and the support we have within the Department of Health and Kinesiology and within the College of Education and Human Development, this award and recognition would not have been possible.”

The Huffines Discussion is made possible on an annual basis with support from the Sydney and JL Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance and the Omar Smith Endowment. To learn more about the Huffines Institute and the Huffines Discussion, visit