An immersive video by the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Communications team is the prestigious gold winner of an international Telly Award. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards is considered the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens. The award-winning KS entry was in the General-Educational Institution category.
Chad Takatsugi KSK’95, program director of Campus Communication at KS Kapālama, and KS Kapālama Character Education Coordinator Kale Kauʻi KSK’03 collaborated with local company RKT Media to produce the winning piece. The video is a student-centered virtual tour that seamlessly integrates video and graphics offering an incredible perspective of all that the Kapālama campus has to offer. It was borne out of necessity during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kumu Kale, who leads the Kū Mauna freshman orientation program was unable to offer in-person campus tours due to social distancing restrictions and needed an out-of-the-box way to connect with prospective haumāna and their ʻohana. Out of necessity came the great idea to produce this now award-winning virtual tour.
The Telly Awards receive over 12,000 entries each year from all over the world. Fellow winners this year include: Microsoft, Sony Music Entertainment, ESPN, Warner Bros., and educational institutions like Stanford University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. This is KS' fifth international Telly Award and its first winning gold.