APHA’s family of publications took center stage at the annual Livestock Publication Council’s awards contest July 27 in St. Louis, Missouri. With hundreds of entries from publications in all areas of the livestock industry, the competition was tough; however, Chrome and the Paint Horse Journal emerged victorious once again.
Chrome earned the Overall Association Publication award for the second consecutive year, rising to the top of the field as a dynamic and innovative publication. The Overall Association Publication award is a general excellence award based on design and content.
The judges noted, “This is an odd category because this one just rises so far to the top that, as judges, we made sure that it was in the right contest. But it fits all of the criteria. So it might be a case of where all other publications should subscribe and take note of a refreshing way to present the same type of information. A livestock publication does not have to be so traditional and this is an example of one that broke every rule and makes it work.”
Overall, Chrome and the Paint Horse Journal laid claim to 21 total awards, including 10 first-place efforts.
“This success is a testament to the resounding strength of the Paint Horse Journal and Chrome,” Director of Publications Jessica Hein said. “Time and time again, our magazines are recognized as leaders in the publications industy, which speaks volumes about our staff’s hard work, dedication and creativity to produce outstanding publications that take APHA members and subscribers to the heart of the Paint Horse community.”
Awards won by APHA’s publications follow:
- Association Publication: Chrome
- Publication Website: mychromelife.com, designed by Brock Springer
- 2–color or 3–color Livestock Affiliated Ad, Any Size: “NSBA Color of Money,” Paint Horse Journal, designed by Art Vasquez
- Miscellaneous Writing: “Tales of Easter Past,” Fall 2015 Chrome, written by Sandra Mantooth
- Association Instructional Story: “Flex for Success,” Fall 2015 Chrome, written by Kalley Krickeberg
- Association Marketing Article: “Print’s Not Dead,” February 2015 Paint Horse Journal, written by Rachel Florman
- Association Production/Management Article: “Perfectly Framed,” March 2015 Paint Horse Journal, written by Irene Stamatelakys
- Single Photo or Graphic Illustrating an Article: “Culture,” Spring 2015 Chrome
- Event/Show Program: “Youth World Championship Show Program,” Paint Horse Journal
- Special Issue–100 Pages or Less: Flash 2015
- Miscellaneous Writing: “Warrior Spirit,” Spring 2015 Chrome, written by Jessica Hein
- Association Producer/Farm/Ranch Profile: “East Meets West,” Spring 2015 Chrome, written by Rachel Florman
- Association Feature/Human Interest Story: “A Legend Among Horsemen,” August 2015 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
- Association Technical Article: “Crunching Numbers,” July 2015 Paint Horse Journal, written by Rachel Florman
- Single Layout & Design: “Warrior Spirit,” Spring 2015 Chrome, designed by Brian Rawlings
- National Show Coverage: “Show Me the Money,” September 2015 Paint Horse Journal, written by the Paint Horse Journal staff
- Published Editorial Photography: “Unbridled Fashion,” Winter 2015 Chrome, photographed by Scott Womack and designed by Art Vasquez
- Single Layout & Design: “Going Down the Fence,” Winter 2015 Chrome, designed by Brian Rawlings
- 4–color Full-page Ad for a Livestock Sale: “Breeders’ Trust Sale,” Paint Horse Journal, designed by Jody Johnson
- Association Cover: Fall 2015 Chrome, photographed by Jessica Hein and designed by Art Vasquez
- Single Layout & Design: “A Little Piece of Paradise,” October 2015 Paint Horse Journal, designed by Jody Johnson
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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.