Big news today!! I just received an email from the American Horse Publications that I have been named a Finalist for the 2013 awards!
Here’s the official press release:
The Wait is Over! American Horse Publications Names Finalists in 2014 Awards Competition
APRIL 21, 2014 – Sixty-four American Horse Publications members are named finalists in the 2014 AHP Annual Awards Contest for material published in and dated 2013. Over two-thirds of the 97 AHP members who submitted entries will receive 171 awards for placing first, second, third or honorable mention. This year’s contest included a total of 736 entries in over 50 classes. Held since 1974, the AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing. Twenty-five professional judges placed the classes and provided critiques for all entries to encourage members to strive for journalism excellence.
The Valiant Human-Animal Bond Award will be presented to the author of the article that best reflects and promotes the special relationship between human and horse. The winner of the award will receive an engraved trophy presented by Adequan.
The Alltech A+ Equine Journalism Award will be presented to the author of the best article that focuses on increasing awareness and love of equestrian sport to mainstream readers. The award-winning author will receive an engraved award, a LIFEFORCE gift basket, and a free registration/travel certificate to the Alltech annual Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium in May, sponsored and presented by Alltech.
The Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday evening, June 21, 2014, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, during the AHP “Gallop n’ Grits” Seminar. The entries of the finalists will be on display on Saturday to provide seminar attendees a chance to review them. Finalists will be notified of their entries that placed and requested to e-mail an image file of their entries for use in the awards presentation. Finalists are encouraged to attend the seminar and accept their awards in person. If a finalist is unable to attend the awards banquet, a representative may be designated to accept the award(s) on their behalf and must be willing to deliver all awards to the recipient.
The results of the Awards Contest will be available on the AHP web site after the awards presentation in June as a PowerPoint presentation and as a digital edition of the awards program provided by Publishers Press. First Place winners will be sent an AHP Award Winner logo to promote their achievement for the year 2013.
Congratulations to the following AHP members who are award finalists for 2014.
PRINT PUBLICATION MEMBERS
American Farriers Journal
Barrel Horse News
Daily Racing Form
Horse & Rider
Horse & Style Magazine
Midwest Horse Source
Miniature Horse World Magazine
Modern Arabian Horse
Paint Horse Journal
PATH Intl. Strides
Quarter Horse News
Ranch & Reata
The American Quarter Horse Journal
The Chronicle of the Horse
The Florida Horse
The Saratoga Special
USHJA In Stride
Western Horseman Magazine
Diana De Rosa
Deb Eldredge, DVM
Natalie DeFee Mendik
SmartPak Equine, LLC
DIGITAL MEDIA MEMBERS
Center for Equine Health
UK Ag Equine Program
For further information contact: Chris Brune, American Horse Publications, 49 Spinnaker Circle, South Daytona, FL 32119; (386) 760-7743 or AHorsePubs@aol.com. A schedule of events and information on attending the annual seminar or awards banquet in Charleston is available online at http://www.americanhorsepubs.org/programs/seminars/index.asp.
American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional association dedicated to promoting excellence in equine media and better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry. For more information, please contact: Chris Brune, American Horse Publications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-760-7743 or visit the AHP Web site at www.americanhorsepubs.org.
I entered the article on Tammy Sronce’s fight to coem back from her head injury in two different categories. (You can read it here: Pure Inspiration–Tammy Sronce and her Recovery) However, I do not know if I am a finalist in both or just one of the categories.
This is my first time entering as an individual member, and I’m super excited! I have been named an AHP award winner once, winning as the Newsletter Editor for TheHorse.com’s Horse Health ENewsletter in 2009, which was a great experience. I’m hoping I can attend the AHP Seminar in Charleston, S.C., in June, but I might need some help raising the money to attend. 🙂
Big congratulations to some of my clients for being named finalists as well, including the Paint Horse Journal, The American Quarter Horse Journal, and America’s Horse!