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06.03.2021 Talking Tech

Lightswitch Wins Three Telly Awards for “Mardi Gras for All Y’all”

The Lightswitch Video team are Telly Award winners! The team took home three awards in the following categories for their work on “Mardi Gras for All Y’all” which was presented by and Mardi Gras World:

2021 Gold Telly Winner: Non-Broadcast General-Travel/Tourism

2021 Bronze Telly Winner: Online General-Travel/Tourism

2021 Bronze Telly Winner: Online Series-Series: Virtual Events & Experiences

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by the Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology, including WarnerMedia, NBC News, Framestore NY, and Vimeo.

“Mardi Gras for All Y’all” was a three-day online event featuring iconic artists, chefs, and personalities at famous New Orleans venues such as Mardi Gras World, Antoine’s, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. All three of the videos are available to be viewed through and their YouTube channel.

“In the face of a year like no other, Lightswitch Video has continued to defy the limitations of our new world, in continuing to create compelling and engaging work”, says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions doubled down on what we already know about the industry. Creativity cannot be stopped. Collaboration will always prevail. New ideas and stories will always find a way to break through to an audience.”

“Aside from the unwavering support from my partners here in Chicago, I was fortunate enough to work with some particularly talented and reliable crews based in New Orleans, who I couldn’t have accomplished such a task without,” says Lightswitch’s Senior Video Producer and Project Manager Alex Clark O’Donnell. “A project like this would normally take about a year to produce so having dedicated people working with me every step of the way was beyond essential.”

Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in the following areas: Branded Content, Commercials & Marketing, Immersive & Mixed Reality, Non-Broadcast, Series / Shows / Segments and Social Video. The 42nd annual Telly Awards received a 15% increase in entries from the previous year, and we are so honored to be recognized amongst such a talented group of creatives.

We’re so proud of the whole Lightswitch team, from those involved with the pre-production and post-production to the NOLA videographers on the ground that helped to make the event such a success.

Want to learn more? Read more about The 42nd annual Telly Awards, and view all of the other winners, or contact Courtney Kurhayez at [email protected] with additional questions.

About Lightswitch Video:

Lightswitch Video is a nationwide video production partner that offers video, photo, html5 and other digital media fulfillment solutions for agencies, publishers, online media companies, digital marketers and more. Lightswitch pairs their network of over 5,000 video professionals across the U.S. with in-house production experts to deliver high quality, on message video production in all 50 states. Visit for more information.

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