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APHA magazines sweep Livestock Publications Council awards contest



1. The state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good; extreme merit; superiority


APHA’s family of publications recently demonstrated its prowess at the Livestock Publications Council’s annual awards contest, which took place July 28 in conjunction with the Agricultural Media Summit July 25–29 in Scottsdale, Arizona. There, APHA’s trio of publications—Chrome, the Paint Horse Journal and Flash—laid claim to 11 awards. Among them, and most impressive, were the first- and second-place awards earned for Overall Association Publication: Chrome won the category, with the Paint Horse Journal finishing close behind in second.


“We are humbled and honored to have our publications recognized for their outstanding quality and content, not only among our equine media peers, but against competitors throughout the livestock publications industry,” Director of Publications Jessica Hein said. “The uniqueness of the Paint Horse breed and the inspiring stories of our members make our job exponentially easier when it comes to creating quality publications and sharing the good news about the Paint Horse industry.”

Awards won by APHA’s publications follow:

Overall Association Publication

2nd Paint Horse Journal

Marketing Article

1st—“Let the Creativity Flow,” October 2014 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein

Cover, Association Publication

1st—Summer 2014 Chrome, photographed by Andi Harmon, designed by Art Vasquez

Special Issue—100 pages or less

2ndFlash 2014

Regular Column

2nd—“Keepin’ It Fresh,” Spring/Summer/Fall 2014 Chrome, written by Kalley Krickeberg

Feature/Human Interest Story

2nd—“Honoring Buckaroo Tradition,” July 2014 Paint Horse Journal, written by Johi Kokjohn-Wagner

Instructional Story

2nd—“Stallside Manner,” June 2014 Paint Horse Journal, written by Abigail Boatwright

Technical Article

2nd—“Dominant What?” October 2014 Paint Horse Journal, written by Irene Stamatelakys

Production/Management Article

Honorable Mention—“Up the Odds,” December 2014 Paint Horse Journal, written by Megan Brincks

Single Photo or Graphic Illustrating an Article

Honorable Mention—“Horsepower,” Fall 2014 Chrome, photographed by Jessica Hein


Chrome, APHA’s premier Western lifestyle magazine, is distributed to all current APHA members—watch your mailbox in mid-August for our Fall issue. Everyone is encouraged to subscribe to the Paint Horse Journal, the association monthly flagship publication that celebrates the versatility of the American Paint Horse—plus, all current Paint Horse Journal subscribers receive our Flash magazine supplement FREE in March. Subscribe, renew or extend your PHJ subscription online at apha.com/phj/subscription or call (817) 222-6430.


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About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.