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Posted on Tue, Apr 22, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

One Vision Productions announced that it received the 2024 Communitas Award, which recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations, and individuals for excellence in Company community service. Their 2024 theme was "Engaging Future Entrepreneurs." Communitas winners are recognized for specific programs involving volunteerism philanthropy or ethical, sustainable business practices. Some businesses, organizations and individuals are also recognized as Leadership winners because of their excellence in multiple programs.


One Vision Productions has a long-standing history of creating programs and working with organizations to train the next generation of budding entrepreneurs. In 2015, he started a Pay It Forward (PIF) program, which annually awards a grant to a deserving nonprofit. In 2024, The Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) received the PIF grant from One Vision Productions for their RISE Teen Entrepreneurship Program. RISE helps Gwinnett County teens develop entrepreneurial skills to create economic opportunities. Participants receive mentorship from industry professionals, develop a small business plan, and pitch their ideas to a panel of local entrepreneurs in a Shark Tank-style competition. The winners of the RISE Teen Entrepreneurship Program pitch competition received the following amounts:

• $250 - 1st Place Winner

• $175 - 2nd Place Winner

• $75 - 3rd Place Winner


Forrest also partnered with GCPL Student Film Festival, which invited middle school, high school, and higher education students to submit their own films of any genre, and winners in each category received awards and cash prizes. Forrest Tuff served as a mentor and judge for both competitions.


In 2015, he started a Pay It Forward (PIF) program, which annually awards a grant to a nonprofit organization that has been consistently exceptional in its community outreach efforts. The Gwinnett County Public Library received the award for One Vision Productions PIF program’s 10th Anniversary.

The Communitas Awards is an international effort to recognize the spirit of communitas- people helping people. Communitas winners unselfishly give of themselves and their resources, and are changing the way they do business to benefit their communities.


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