Annual Awards Competition


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12 STUDENT EQUINE-RELATED JOURNALISM 8 entries 1st Hannah Forte Faculty Spotlight: Ernie Bailey Published in UK Ag Equine Program's Wildcat Canter August 2014 The profile covers the subject well. FREELANCE WRITER EQUINE-RELATED JOURNALISM 16 entries 1st Julie Kitzenberger 125-Year Tradition Published in Western Horseman June 2014 A good descriptive lede helps trace the interesting history of this ranching family. Good quotes from father and well- written with some compelling background material. Very informative – what kind of horses are used, how the cattle are fed and descriptions of life on the cattle drive. Good details about the family. Good information on the problems dealing with the 2013 fire. A very easy read with a good finish. 2nd Tania Evans Artful Dodgers Published in Untacked Fall 2014 Lede captures theme of article. Excellent backgrounding of Gurlitt and his paintings, plus other works of art. This is a fascinating story of a current topic. Very well-written and sourced. 3rd Lisa Munniksma Think Outside the Arena Published in USDF Connection March 2014 Good treatment of a vital issue. Don't often see this kind of stuff in a horse magazine. Lede works well to set the scene. Overall, a well-written examination of a serious problem. Honorable Mention Katie Navarra The Equine Sculptures of a Scrap Pile Published in InStride Edition July 2014 A fascinating feature. Writer backgrounds Horstman's life and uses some telling quotes. The writing is fluid; an easy story to read. Poignant quote from Horstman provides a strong closing. The author captures Horstman's work very well. Kara L. Stewart Love It or List It Published in Horse Illustrated April 2014 Excellent practical advice. Lede works well to describe the story theme. Reader will associate with the helpful list of Mismatch Signs. Two expert sources plus one horse owner. Good subject tackled well. Most horse owners might ask these questions. EDITORIAL CONTENT EDITORIAL CONTENT

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