Award-winning video showcases region’s heritage

From Press, Staff Reports

A video completed in 2012 and produced by Palmtree Productions Inc.
of Tupelo in conjunction with the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area
Alliance has won awards in two separate competitions.

The 12½-minute video showcases the rich and diverse heritage of the
Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, which includes Webster
County, and highlights its key heritage tourism assets, such as the
Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo, William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak in
Oxford and the Tennessee Williams Home in Columbus.

During February, the production was awarded a Silver Addy by the
Jackson Chapter of the American Advertising Federation as part of its
2013 ADDY Awards for creative excellence in advertising. The video
won one of 24 Silver Addy Awards out of a total of 202 entries, which
were judged based on creativity, originality and creative strategy.

Also during February, the production received five separate awards as
part of the 34th Annual Telly Awards.

The Mississippi Hills video received two Silver Awards in the Non-
Broadcast Production categories of Travel/Tourism and Videography/
Cinematography, as well as three Bronze Awards in History/Biography,
Direct Marketing and Corporate Image.

Anne Palmer of Palmtree Productions collaborated closely with Carolyn
Perkins, marketing coordinator for MHHAA, to produce the award-
winning video, which can be viewed at

In addition to being viewable on YouTube, the video is available on
CD/DVD for school groups and other interested parties. To request a
copy, contact Marketing Coordinator Carolyn Perkins at To learn more about the heritage area,
visit, or contact project coordinator Kent
Bain at, or program manager Bobby King at