Annual Awards Competition

AWARDS 2015

American Horse Publications (AHP) is a non-profit association established in 1970 to promote better understanding and communications within the equine publishing industry.

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24 GENERAL EXCELLENCE ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION CIRCULATION UNDER 15,000 7 entries Winner Paint Horse Journal Jessica Hein, Editor Art Vasquez, Art Director Published by American Paint Horse Association October, November, December 2014 Paint Horse Journal starts nicely with a clean, easy-to-read table of contents. Good profiles and event coverage; nice layout and design. Just overall nicely done. Honorable Mention NRHA Reiner Carol Trimmer, Editor Bucky Harris, Art Director Published by National Reining Horse Association February, July, October 2014 NRHA Reiner offers content for youth, non-pro and professionals with good event coverage. I like the short snippets at the front of the editorial well. All in all, very nice. GENERAL EXCELLENCE ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION CIRCULATION 15,000 AND OVER 5 entries Winner The American Quarter Horse Journal Becky Newell, Editor Tim Archer, Art Director Published by American Quarter Horse Association May, October, November 2014 With clean, eye-appealing layouts and photographs, The American Quarter Horse Journal does a good job of appealing to a wide membership. Health articles can appeal to all, and in three submitted months, a training article appeared for nearly every segment of the industry. Really nice event coverage as well. Overall a winner. Honorable Mention America's Horse Holly Clanahan, Editor Tim Archer, Art Director Published by American Quarter Horse Association May, August, November 2014 America's Horse does a really nice job of offering different articles to reach the different segments of the industry mentioned in the purpose statement. There is something here for everyone. GENERAL EXCELLENCE STATE OR REGIONAL PUBLICATION 4 entries Winner Equine Journal Kelly Ballou, Editor Elisabeth Gilbride, Publisher Daniel Goodwin, Art Director June, July, September 2014 Equine Journal is a beautiful, engaging publication from cover to the "Last Laugh" back column. Excellent mix of features and quick take home items sections. The Equine Journal is a shining example of what an all-discipline publication should be: entertaining, educational and informative. GENERAL EXCELLENCE SELF-SUPPORTED PUBLICATION CIRCULATION UNDER 15,000 11 entries Winner Driving Digest Ann Pringle, Editor Linda Yutzy-2infinity Design, Art Director Published by Pringle Publications January/February, July/August, September/October 2014 Driving Digest offers highly effective covers with some variety but a strong sense of identity. Contents pages use light color to divide them up; good use of photos; well arranged. The creative use of color playing off illustrations on a few key features is a welcome break from the "standard" layouts seen in many magazines. Likewise, the writing is a cut above, drawing the reader into the scene or the personality. Honorable Mention EquiManagement Kimberly S. Brown, Publisher/Editor Leslie Warren, Art Director Summer, Fall, Winter 2014 EquiManagement's excellent covers portray different aspects of the equine vet business. Plenty of articles mentioned on the cover yet not cluttered or distracting. Contents is clean and easily used. The features jump right into the topic; are very straightforward. This publication was the most practical and useful of the entries and one I would recommend to all equine vets. GENERAL EXCELLENCE

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