Arden, NC – June 5, 2012 – The Telly Awards has named Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing Inc, and Viewfinders Inc., as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled The Akins: Live In Concert.   With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

The Akins: Live in Concert is a nineteen-song DVD featuring songs from the Akins’ first two national releases, including their #1 Southern Gospel hit “I Want My Stage to be an Altar.” Band members David Akin, Eli Akin, Nick Akin, Dave Akin, and drummer Josh Kirk put on an energetic live show that fused elements of Southern Gospel and modern country to create an unforgettable recorded experience.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 33rd season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards.  In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.  Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor.  Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “Crossroads’ and Viewfinders’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

Crossroads Executive Officer and spokesman Chris White said, “Combining the production skills of Viewfinders, Inc., and the multi-talented efforts of the Akins, resulted in an exceptional recorded live  concert experience.  We are honored to be recognized by the industry professionals associated with the Silver Telly Council. And the timing couldn’t be any better; with their next project, Based on a True Story, releasing on July 17, the Akins are poised to attain new heights.”

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