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NCAA Division II Video Wins Telly Award

The 2013 NCAA Division II Winter Championship Festival video has been selected to receive a National Telly Award. The Division II Festival in Birmingham, Ala. in March 2013 hosted the national championships in men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, and wrestling.

Division II is the only NCAA division that conducts “National Championships Festivals,” an Olympic-style event in which a number of national championships are held at a single site over a period of several days.

“The festival is unique to Division II and is an opportunity to showcase the outstanding characteristics of Division II schools, student-athletes and coaches,” said Terri Steeb Gronau, NCAA vice president of Division II. “The video clearly demonstrated the high level of competition and excellence in Division II sports, and it’s a thrill to be recognized by the Telly Awards."

The award-winning video captured the excitement of the opening ceremonies, competitions and community engagement activities that were attended by more than 1,100 Division II student-athletes throughout the week. The video was produced and completed in time for presentation during the Closing Ceremonies held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex attended by the student-athletes, coaches, administrators, Birmingham officials and other invited guests.

“We have truly enjoyed producing videos of Division II’s Championship Festivals as well as other projects that help tell their amazing story,” said Chris Wertz, senior producer, Creative Street Media Group. “We are honored that The Telly Awards has recognized that effort, which has been ongoing since 2006.”

Celebrating 35 years, the Annual Telly Awards are judged by industry professionals and past awards winners. The Telly Awards receives more than 13,000 entries annually from the finest ad agencies, production companies, TV stations, cable companies, interactive agencies and corporations in the world. Being selected for recognition amongst these thousands of entries is a remarkable achievement.

About the NCAA

The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 460,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit and for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.  The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions—AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola—and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners—Allstate, Amazon (Kindle), Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Burger King, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s (Hershey’s), Unilever and UPS.

About Creative Street Media Group

For 30 years, Creative Street Media Group (CSMG) has built a national reputation in media production spanning interactive online design and programming, video and audio production, print design and production, writing for all media and strategic consulting in the development of ongoing campaigns and programs.  Clients include leading brands like Eli Lilly and Company, Allstate Insurance, Roche, Elanco Products, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Dow AgroSciences, Kiwanis International, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Discovery Communications, Alaska School Activities Association, Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association, New Mexico Schools Association, The History Channel, ESPN Networks, HBO, and others. Creative Street Media Group delivers everything from national television commercials, consumer websites and online learning portals to internal corporate communications and national television programming. For more information on Creative Street Media Group, visit