TAMPA, Fla. (May 23, 2019) – The 40th Annual Telly Awards judges named HCP Associates a silver winner within three separate categories. The Telly’s recognized HCP for their production of The Power of One on behalf of Voices for Children and Guardian ad Litem.
HCP Associates Managing Partner Eric Polins said, “It’s wonderful when our team wins a Telly; however, when the story is based on the real lives of young people that showed incredible strength and persistence in extraordinarily difficult situations, it really makes it special to us. We get even more motivated to do our part to help the unrepresented children in the court system to become empowered with a voice from a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer.”
HCP’s 2018 production of The Power of One received three silver awards within the non-broadcast category including: motivational, not-for-profit and social issues. The video showcases the impact Guardian ad Litem Volunteers have on children in the foster care system. Viewers are taken through an emotional journey of how the lives of two individuals within the foster care system have been changed forever through the help and love of a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer.
“We love our partnership with HCP. Our nonprofit deals with emotional and traumatic situations. I know I can trust Eric Polins and the team at HCP to take our stories and handle them with the care and respect they deserve. The editing of the film is seamless and captured the depth of emotion. We are proud to show this video time and time again,” said Voices for Children’s Executive Director Ronna Kennedy.
The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, the Telly Awards represent work from some of the most respected and top-performing advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. After a record-shattering number of entries; the launch of their global screening series; the expansion of categories; and this year’s theme, A Story for Every Screen, the 40th Annual Telly Awards is the biggest season in its history.
The Power of One addresses how one person can make a profound difference for another. In it, two former foster children are interviewed and discuss how their Guardian ad Litem Volunteer brought light to their lives, testifying to the transformation that occurs when a foster child has someone who they know they can truly trust and always turn to. Their Guardian ad Litem Volunteers provided them with the hope they needed to believe in themselves and their futures.
Guardian ad Litem Volunteers are the eyes and ears for foster children that are often unrepresented in the court system. They listen and advocate for these children and are there for them wholeheartedly. They stand up for the abused and neglected children who need help the most. This video vignette demonstrates that anyone is capable of being a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer regardless of their background or experience. The willingness to represent and support an individual is enough to make an immeasurable difference within another person’s life.
“The Guardian ad Litem Program is excited to hear about HCP’s recent Telly Award wins. HCP has been a big supporter for Guardian ad Litem by raising awareness in the community about the need for volunteers to help children in the foster care system. The Power of One video is a perfect example of our partnership and is well deserving of these Telly Awards,” said Guardian ad Litem Circuit Director Tabitha Lambert.
The Telly Awards were founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after. With the recent evolution and rise of digital video, the Telly Awards also reflect and celebrate this exciting new era of the moving image both on and offline.
To view The Power of One video, visit https://vfcgal.org/powerofone/.