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Heliconia Triumphs with Three Telly Awards in 2023

Beachburg, ON, June 15, 2023 — Heliconia, a leading production and marketing agency, is proud to announce its success at the 2023 Telly Awards. Celebrating its 44th year, The Telly Awards have recognized Heliconia’s exceptional television and digital programming by honoring the company with three awards across various categories and for 3 different outdoor adventure series.

In the highly competitive General-Entertainment category, Heliconia’s popular YouTube series “Paddle Tales” emerged winning the Gold Telly Award. The winning episode, “Paddling Dominica”, transported viewers on an exhilarating adventure through the picturesque waters of Dominica. Host and paddling expert, Ken Whiting, along with Heliconia’s film crew, captured the essence of outdoor exploration, showcased the region, and delivered unparalleled entertainment.

A second Telly award came in the form of a Silver for Heliconia’s show “Great Family Adventure” in the General-Entertainment category. The episode titled “Ottawa Valley” captivated audiences with its family adventure narrative and thrilling escapades. In the winning episode, host’s Emily Jackson, Nick Troutman and their two children reinforced the significance of family bonds through adventures and the joy of discovery in the Ottawa Valley in Canada.

In addition to these incredible wins, Heliconia’s widely acclaimed TV show “Epic Trails” clinched a Bronze Telly Award in the General-Nature/Wildlife category. The award-winning episode, “Backpacking Peru – Ancash Region,” mesmerized viewers with its stunning portrayal of Peru’s Ancash Region. Eric Hanson, host of Epic Trails, immersed the audience in the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and wildlife in this bucket list backpacking region.

Photo assets for all these episodes can be found HERE.

“We are immensely proud and honored to receive these prestigious Telly Awards,” said President and Founder Ken Whiting of Heliconia, “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. We are proud to present this type of content to audiences that share our mission of getting people outdoors and traveling. We remain committed to producing engaging and exceptional television and digital programming, and these awards inspire us to continue pushing boundaries and creating content that resonates with viewers worldwide.”

Heliconia’s success at the 2023 Telly Awards brings the company’s total Telly Awards won to 18 in the past 5 years, reaffirming its position as a leader in the field of outdoor adventure and travel content production and distribution.


Heliconia’s goal is simple – to get more people outside and to help them become lifetime outdoor participants. The award-winning video production company does this by showcasing outdoor adventure and adventure travel through inspiring and educational content with industry-leading influencers. Heliconia currently produces seven unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Facing Waves, Adventure Cities, Great Family Adventure, Chad Hoover Fishing, Road Trip Angler, and Outdoor Eats.


The Telly Awards, now in its 45th year, honor outstanding video and television productions across various categories. Judged by a panel of esteemed industry experts, these awards recognize exceptional storytelling, creativity, and production quality. With thousands of entries from around the globe, the Telly Awards represent the pinnacle of excellence in the industry. For more information, visit www.tellyawards.com.

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