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AQHA Publications win awards in the 2013 American Horse Publications Annual Awards Contest.

The American Quarter Horse Association
June 25, 2013

July 2012 American Quarter Horse Journal

The July 2012 Journal cover, shot by Editor-in-Chief Becky Newell and titled “Ain’t Youth Great?”, earned third place in the category of publication coverage page (print), circulation 20,000 and over.

AQHA Publications secured multiple editorial honors presented at the 2013 American Horse Publications Annual Awards Contest banquet June 22 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since 1974, the contest has provided members professional critiques, as well as recognition of excellence in equine media; 27 professionals judged all entries.

Sixty-three AHP members were named finalists in the contest for material published in and dated 2012. Participation in this year’s contest increased over last year, with 104 AHP members entering a total of 758 entries.

The American Quarter Horse Journal took the crown in the field of general excellence for association magazine circulation 15,000 and over, as well as first place for its coverage of the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show at www.aqha.com/worldshow in the category of online multimedia editorial event coverage. Journal Editor Christine Hamilton scored in the category of online editorial event coverage single article with “70’s Show Kids,” a telling of the reunion between 1970’s youth competitors, which was held at the 2012 Arizona Sun Circuit; the story originally appeared on www.aqha.com/showing.

“As association publications, our staff strives to produce high-quality work in print, digital and online formats for the benefit of our subscribers and AQHA members,” said Kim McKinney, AQHA executive director of association communications and project management. “To be recognized in the media industry for our efforts is definitely an honor, but our ultimate judges are our readers.
 
“With that in mind, AQHA Publications has some exciting new products and projects in store,” McKinney added. “Our aim is to always improve upon our current standard of production, so we’re very excited for readers to see where our publications are headed.”

Awards won by AQHA Publications at the AHP Annual Awards Contest include:

Online multimedia editorial event coverage
1st – AQHA.com, 2012 AQHA World Championship Show coverage, by Journal staff

General excellence association magazine, circulation 15,000 and over
1st – The American Quarter Horse Journal
Honorable mention – America’s Horse

Online editorial event coverage single article
1st – The American Quarter Horse Journal, “70’s Show Kids,” by Christine Hamilton

Publication coverage page (print), circulation 20,000 and over
2nd – America’s Horse, “Leading On,” by Abby Boatwright
3rd – The American Quarter Horse Journal, “Ain’t Youth Great?” by Becky Newell

Editorial event coverage single article (print), circulation 20,000 and over
3rd – The American Quarter Horse Journal, “A Challenge for Ranch Horses,” by Larri Jo Starkey

Feature single article (print), circulation 20,000 and over
Honorable Mention – America’s Horse, “Living Well,” by Andrea Caudill

Service to the reader single article (print), circulation 20,000 and over
3rd – America’s Horse, “Horses on the Highway,” by Holly Clanahan

The awards banquet was the final night of AHP’s Meet at the Peak seminar – three days of educational sessions and networking opportunities in equine publishing.

AHP is a nonprofit, professional organization promoting excellence in equine publishing media. Its 450 members include equine-related print publications as well as electronic media, professionals, students, organizations and businesses that share in interest in equine publishing. Elected at the 2013 AHP seminar, Journal Editor Christine Hamilton will serve as the 2013-14 AHP president. For more information, visit www.americanhorsepubs.org.

The American Quarter Horse Journal has been the official breed publication of the American Quarter Horse Association for more than 60 years. America’s Horse is the membership magazine of AQHA.