Fayetteville digital short videos win statewide competition

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Archibald Yell monument at Evergreen Cemetery in Fayetteville. The city’s Fayetteville Government Channel staff recently won top honors for a one-minute video about Yell.

A digital short program documenting the local historical significance of Archibald Yell received top honors in the 2010 Arkansas History Webcast Competition.

The video, “The Fayetteville History Minute: Archibald Yell,” is part of a regular series of one-minute-long documentaries produced by staff at The Fayetteville Government Channel.

Presented by the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, the statewide competition recognizes top work in video and audio short programs about Arkansas history.

The city also won the 2nd Place award for a “History Minute” video about Fayetteville-born astronaut Richard Covey (who took the Fayetteville flag into space) and the Fan Favorite award for a documentary about Old Main.

All three entries will become part of the Old State House Museum archives.

“We are honored to again be recognized for the quality of the work we do for the City of Fayetteville,” said Fritz Gisler, manager of the the city’s television center. “It’s an even greater honor to know our work will be preserved forever to help tell the story of Fayetteville for future generations.”

The video on Old Main previously was awarded a 2010 Bronze Telly Award in a separate nationwide competition.

Fayetteville History Minute: Archibald Yell

Fayetteville History Minute: Richard Covey

Fayetteville History Minute: Old Main

More ‘History Minute’ videos

The Fayetteville Government Channel has also produced “History Minute” videos on the Washington County Courthouse, the Fayetteville High School Integration, the Fayetteville Fire Department, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, and architect E. Fay Jones.

» View more Fayetteville History Minute videos at accessfayetteville.org