October Project wins GOLD TELLY for Worldwide Choir of Return to Me, SILVER TELLY for Angels in the Garden


October Project was named a two-time winner in the 44th Annual Telly Awards which honors excellence in video and television across all screens. They earned a Gold Telly award in the category of Social Video-Virtual Events & Experiences for the Worldwide Choir version of their globally-renowned hit song Return to Me” which was sung by a virtual choir comprised of 130 singers from 18 countries.  

Their second win was a Silver Telly award in the category of General-Online Music Video for their song Angels in the Garden” which was a reimagined visual-music collaboration with Ukraines Got Talent-winning sand artist, Kseniya Simonova.

This years awards theme was Break Through The Static” which had a goal of highlighting content that cut through the noise of so much content created and published in todays digital world. It is a record-breaking year for the Tellys, with over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

Two years ago the group received a Bronze Telly for its first virtual choir of JOY which was created early in COVID to counteract the darkness of that time; that project included 163 performers including a virtual marching band.

Were so happy to win an award that includes such talented creators,” says October Project writer/producer Julie Flanders, referring to the impressive list of entries from such household names as BET, Disney, HBO, NASA and Netflix as well as independent production houses and agencies. 

Marina Belica, October Project producer/vocalist, whose lead vocals grace both tracks, agrees,Were so grateful as independent artists to be acknowledged alongside such powerhouse colleagues!”



Winners of the 2021 Anthem & Telly Award for their Virtual Choir of Joy,” October Project writer Julie Flanders, composer/producer Emil Adler, and vocalist Marina Belica are internationally acclaimed recording artists, producers, and musical activists who collaborate in the creation of musical recordings and events. Their earlier work with SONY/Epic followed by a succession of highly acclaimed independent recordings on their own October Project label have generated millions of listeners across the world. They continue to innovate the landscape of independent music.

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The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council — an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, SeriesFest, Stash Media and Production Hub.