Annual Awards Competition


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19 PUBLICATION COVER PAGE CIRCULATION OVER 20,000 20 entries 1st Western Horseman Hangin' Tough Ron Bonge, Art Director Don Weller, Artist November 2014 A very well-done, appealing and fun cover. A fantastic illustration and text placement perfectly balances the composition. The pull color and choice of font grab the eye. 2nd Chrome Western Weddings with Chrome Art Vasquez, Designer Jennifer Robison, Photographer Spring 2014 The cover is simply beautiful. A clean design and strong use of photograph make this design especially eye- catching. 3rd Trail Blazer The Golden Years Susan Gibson, Designer Dorota Kabuta, Photographer January/February 2014 A great illustration makes this cover pop. The color of the text corresponds wonderfully with the subject matter to make for a well-composed cover. Honorable Mention The American Quarter Horse Journal The Cowboys of Barthle Brothers Ranch Larri Jo Starkey, Photographer Justin Foster, Designer August 2014 Great balance between the cover photo and text. The photo creates a feeling and the pull color ties the composition together. The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care Structure & Function Issue Dr. Robin Peterson, Illustrator Brian Turner, Designer Alexandra Beckstett, Managing Editor Stephanie Church, Editor-in-Chief January 2014 A creative use of graphics, photography and clever choice of font make this an interesting cover. EDITORIAL DESIGN CIRCULATION UNDER 10,000 24 entries 1st Horse & Style Magazine Adventures at Tölt Speed with Riding Iceland Ryan Anne Polli, Art Director October 2014 Fantastic use of photos and graphics throughout the design. Use of pull color ties the simple, elegant design together allowing the photography to speak. 2nd The Florida Horse 2014 Simulcasting Conference John D. Filer, Art Director Brock Sheridan, Editor-in-Chief November 2014 Fantastic use of graphics and pull quotes to break up the text. The background graphic ties the design together making it very compelling. 3rd NRHA Reiner Lord of the Flies Jana Thomason, Manager of Editorial Production, Designer April 2014 You make ugly look good. This is a nice clean design that draws the reader in. Good use of photography, color, and those little flies to break up design. Honorable Mention Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Blazing Bayern Barrie Reightler, Designer September 2014 A wonderful opening spread with a compelling photo. The rest of the design makes great use of photos. Speedhorse American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Leann Noguera, Production Manager April 2014 Good use of framing and borders ties into the theme of the story and makes the design cohesive. COVER & EDITORIAL DESIGN

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