DOE contractor wins awards for Savannah River Site videos

November 5, 2021, 7:01AMANS Nuclear Cafe
SRNS's Communications and Media Services Department was honored with two 2021 Telly Awards. Members of the department include, from left, Robin Adney, Ian Rojas-Godoy, Brad Bohr, Nathan Lester, Steve Ashe, and Laura Russo. (Photo: DOE)

Along with established entertainment mediums such as Jennifer Garner’s “Pretend Cooking Show” and the Nickelodeon TV channel, Department of Energy contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) has been named a winner in two categories of this year’s Telly Awards.

SRNS’s Communications and Media Services Department won a Gold Telly for the video “Savannah River Site Overview” in the non-broadcast, corporate image category, and a Bronze Telly for “SRNS Now: September 2020” in the non-broadcast, employee communications category.

SRNS, a partnership of Fluor, Newport News Nuclear, and Honeywell, is the management and operating contractor for the DOE’s Savannah River Site, located near Aiken, S.C.

The awards: Founded in 1979, the annual Telly Awards are the world’s highest honor for video and television content across all screens, according to the DOE. The program receives more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, representing advertising agencies, television stations, production companies, and publishers. Entries for the Telly Awards are judged by a group of more than 200 industry leaders who have previously won Telly Awards.

The producers: “Savannah River Site Overview” was produced by Brad Bohr and Nathan Lester of the SRNS Communications and Media Services Department. “SRNS Now: September 2020” was produced by the entire SRNS Communications and Media Services Department, including Bohr, Lester, Laura Russo, Andrew Harrell, Ian Rojas-Godoy, and Steve Ashe. Tom Kotti, who is retired, was the manager of the Media Services Department during the production of the award-winning videos.

Shared podium: Other high-profile award winners included Warner Bros., the Walt Disney Company, HBO, PlayStation, and ViacomCBS, according to the DOE, which announced SRNS as an award winner on November 2.

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