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Paint Horse Journal and Chrome honored with 2015 APEX Awards

APHA’s publications, Chrome and the Paint Horse Journal, were recently recognized as outstanding magazines in the 2015 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

Chrome earned an Award of Excellence for “Design & Layout in the Magazines, Journals & Tabloids” category—this is the second consecutive year Chrome has earned the prestigious title. In its first year to enter, the Paint Horse Journal received an Award of Excellence in the “Magazines, Journals &Tabloids–Print, More Than 32 Pages” division.

The international APEX awards competition recognizes outstanding writers, editors and publication staffs, as well as business and nonprofit communicators in the areas of editorial content, graphic design and success in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. The awards are sponsored by the editors of Writer’s Web Watch, a division of Communications Concepts, Inc., based in Springfield, Virginia.

This year’s contest drew nearly 1,900 entries spanning every type of publication in various fields. The success of Chrome and the Paint Horse Journal against such a broad field of entries affirms APHA’s spot as a leader in the equine industry and beyond.

“The entire APHA Publications team is honored to accept these awards,” APHA Director of Publications Jessica Hein said. “This recognition is a huge validation of the effort our staff puts into all of APHA’s publications.”

All Paint Horse enthusiasts are invited to explore the pages of APHA’s publications. With a focus on the Western lifestyle and the stories behind APHA members, Chrome is distributed free to all current APHA members—check out the latest issue online at apha.com/login. The monthly Paint Horse Journal is a subscription-based magazine that brings Paint-specific topics right to your mailbox; APHA members save $5 off the regular subscription price. Check out our latest PHJ subscription deal at phj.apha.com.


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 About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest 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.