Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Telly Awards

Pyle Films Stand Test of Time

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Telly Awards, the Tellys held a special one time competition, the Classic Telly Awards, honoring film, video and TV commercials of timeless quality-the best work of the past 25 years. They received thousands of entries for the Classic Telly Awards competition representing all 50 states and many countries around the world.

The Golden TELLY went to a dozen Barbara Pyle films. Ten episodes of the award winning series “PEOPLE COUNT” were selected as well her well known favorites “ONE CHILD – ONE VOICE” and “WITHOUT BORDERS”.

From Nepal, India, Jordan and the Philippines to the USA and Jamaica, Pyle journeys to meet remarkable women who are paving the way to a better future for all women. These women have taken control of their own lives, including decisions about their family size and prove that this sort of change is possible for women all over the world.

All of Pyle’s films were produced to coincide with the historic United Conferences and Summits in the last decade from the Cairo Population Conference, the Women’s Conference in Beijing and the Year of Six Billion to the Climate Change Negotiations and the Year of the Oceans. “None of these films would have been possible without the support of many United Nations Agencies over the years.’ said Pyle, “I would particularly like to thank the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and the Teresa and H. John Heinz lll Foundation for their farsighted and on-going support of the interwoven issues of population, environment and sustainable development; and of course, Counterpart International and Intelsat for their tireless distribution of ONE CHILD – ONE VOICE.”

The judging panel was overseen by David Carter, a past Clio and 7-time Emmy Award winner. “Over the years, we have seen great work and it was exciting to have such an accomplished group of entries. The entries represented the very best work in the last 25 years, so earning recognition as a winner is a great accomplishment.”

Already a UNEP Global 500 laureate, Pyle was honored in 1997 as a Sasakawa laureate for her contributions in educating the people of the world about the global problematique and what people are doing to solve these problems at a grassroots level.


One Child - One Voice

Without Borders


Trekking Against Tradition
Rags to Riches
Out of the House
Consumed With Consumption

Soaps For Change
Heads Up!

Crafting Change
No Place Like Home

Fishing For Answers
Forging Ahead