Technical College System of Georgia’s “It’s GO Time” Video Series Wins Gold in 43rd Annual Telly Awards

Staff Report

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) announced today that the video series “It’s GO Time” won the Gold Award in the Social Video – Series: Education & Discovery category in the 43rd Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies including Adobe, Netflix, Dow Jones, Duplass Brothers Productions, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan, and Vimeo.

“It’s GO Time” is a video series produced by TCSG’s Adult Education division, in collaboration with Atomic Studios, that features students who made the decision to improve their lives by earning a high school equivalency diploma. Students from different backgrounds—with unique stories to tell—share their experience in the Adult Education program. The video series is intended to inspire more Georgians to pursue free high school equivalency classes to earn their GED, HiSET, or Career Plus credential.    

“Now, more than ever, it is necessary to celebrate video work that reflects the top tier of our industry, such as The Technical College System of Georgia,” says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions reflect an industry that has returned to the important work of storytelling, one that has returned with a new perspective that values innovation, agility, equity, and tenacious creativity.”

“Winning a Gold Telly Award is a tremendous honor not only for the Adult Education team, but for the entire TCSG family,” says TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. “It’s rewarding to be recognized for the work being done all across Georgia to help our Adult Education students realize their dreams through the power of education. Congratulations to Dr. Cayanna Good and her team!”

“Adult Education is such an important piece to developing a skilled workforce here in Georgia,” said TCSG Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education Dr. Cayanna Good. “Through the power of storytelling, we hope to get more students in the door to earn their high school equivalency because we see how life-changing it can be. Thank you to the Telly Awards for this wonderful honor!”

Today’s winners announcement caps a year-long celebration of creators producing work with a new POV and a refreshed creativity, reflecting an ever-changing landscape emerging from the difficulties and opportunities from the last few years.

In function of this, a series of new categories were introduced to reflect and celebrate ways in which video has continued to be used as a critical tool for communication, notably within and across a new culture of working. These new categories, including Workplace Culture, Recruitment and Education & Training, celebrate the companies using video at a time when the culture of a company has never been so critical to attract and retain talent.

“Whether it’s new ways of remote working, placing purpose at the center of a business’s key values, or providing Employee Resource Groups for communities to gather and support each other internally,” says Dridje, “this year’s incredible group of winners perfectly exemplifies the many artful and unique ways video is being used to tackle these timely topics. By introducing our new categories, we’re continuing to deliver on our mission of constantly evolving with the changing industry and the world.”

Last year, The Telly Awards attracted more than 12,000 entries from top video content producers including Netflix, Jennifer Garner, HBO Latin America, Microsoft, RadicalMedia, Conde Nast, Adobe, Nickelodeon, and Partizan.

The full list of the 43rd Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at

To learn more about TCSG’s Adult Education offerings, visit: