Palmetto Promise Institute wins three prestigious industry awards

June 9, 2021

Palmetto Promise Team

Palmetto Promise Institute is pleased to announce its “Limitless Lila” video was the recipient of three major awards this Spring:

There are many award competitions out there, but these wins really stand out in the crowd. The Reed Awards are the gold-standard in the world of politics and public policy. The Telly Awards are similarly prestigious but open to all industries. We were incredibly excited to see our work recognized ahead of stories from many major brands and organizations: a true David and Goliath accomplishment!

We were deeply honored to have the privilege to tell the story of Lila and her limitless potential…and that of every child. And we once again thank Lila’s parents, Padgett and Mark Mozingo, for trusting and partnering with us in this important mission.

While third-party recognition of our work is always gratifying, we are even more honored to stand together with families like the Mozingo’s in the fight to bring Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) and other flexible, common sense education ideas to South Carolina.

Here at Palmetto Promise Institute, we carefully steward every dollar to create maximum impact for the tens of thousands of students across our state who would benefit from more expanded educational opportunities. If you’re interested in joining us in this fight and want to support more high-caliber work like “Limitless Lila,” donate today! 

About Lila: When Mark and Padgett Mozingo found out their daughter Lila had Down syndrome, they were consistently told what she couldn’t do. Some even told Padgett that she shouldn’t go through with the pregnancy. But they decided Lila was “limitless” and work hard to ensure that her diagnosis does not define her.

A huge part of Lila’s journey has been finding the best education fit to help her reach her limitless potential. When Lila’s local school simply wasn’t working for her, Mark and Padgett made the tough decision to move her to a private school.

The sacrifice has been worth it: they have seen a remarkable difference in Lila’s learning. An Education Scholarship Account (ESA) would help students like Lila and their parents to be able to afford programs and education options that could mean the difference for their future.

As Padgett says, “For us, an ESA would be huge. For others, it would mean the difference in their children’s success.”

About the Telly Awards: The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. The Telly Awards recognizes work that has been created on the behalf of a client, for a specific brand and/or company (including your own) or self-directed as a creative endeavor.

About the Reed Awards: Named for Campaigns & Elections founder Stanley Foster Reed, The Reed Awards are the most exacting award in the political campaign industry.