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First National Bank and Trust Wins Silver Award in the 35th Annual Telly Awards


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Local community bank honored with Silver Telly Award for educational infographic video.

Beloit, Wisconsin (PRWEB) July 11, 2014

The Telly Awards has named First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) as a Silver winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled Banking For The Community. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

The video is an educational infographic in video form. With financial literacy is at an all-time low, FNBT felt compelled to help the public better understand the difference between local community banks and Wall Street banks. The message is simple: local dollars invested with a local community bank stay local to supports local economies and the community as a whole. The award winning video can be viewed on the banks Facebook page:!/FirstNationalBankandTrust/videos.

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 35th 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 Peoples 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 Peoples 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. First National Bank and Trust's accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.

We are honored to receive the Silver Telly Award for our work, said Laura Pomerene, Marketing Director of FNBT. This educational video infographic provides the Sound Advice that FNBT has become known for and we continue to receive great feedback from our community members.

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About First National Bank and Trust:
First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-owned, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust Company now serves more than 27,000 households in 9 communities and 12 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $850 million. Commitment to full service banking, investments, wealth management, mortgage lending, exceptional service, and Sound Advice has positioned First National Bank and Trust Company as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit

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