By Mary Wymer
“A World of Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity,” the television show produced by Beacon College and broadcast via PBS, was recognized with two prestigious Bronze Awards.
The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television across all screens, recently announced its 44th annual winners after a record-breaking year for entries. Winners include some of the most prominent global brands and companies, alongside smaller and independent production houses.
“A World of Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity” celebrates neurodiversity and empowers families rearing children with learning and attention issues on their journeys from kindergarten through college. Produced by Beacon College, America’s first accredited baccalaureate institution dedicated to educating students with learning and attention issues, the program was saluted in these categories:
- Bronze Winner in Television – Series: Education and Discovery
- Bronze Winner in Television – Series: Video Journalism
“A World of Difference: Embracing Neurodiversity” has been recognized with five Telly Awards in the last two years.
“Winning a single Telly in competition with thousands of talented content creators and media and communications Goliaths is a testament both to the hard work the ‘A World of Difference’ team puts into the show and also the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues that AWOD explores through the lens of neurodivergence,” said Darryl E. Owens, associate vice president of communications and engagement at Beacon College and creator and host of “A World of Difference.”
The “A World of Difference” production team includes NG Production Films and correspondents Cynthia Peterson, Brad Kuhn, David DeJohn, Bassey Arikpo, and Luisa Ardila.
The Telly Awards’ 44th annual edition boasted nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe, the most in a decade, with submissions flowing in from the U.S., Middle East, United Kingdom and Canada, as well as strong entries from Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and as widespread as Afghanistan, Sweden, New Zealand, Jamaica, and South Africa.
“The caliber of the work this season truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said The Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and companies big and small are turning to more sustainable practices to break the cycle of past production processes.”