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Paint Horse Journal and Chrome honored with 2017 APEX Awards

APHA’s publications, Chrome and the Paint Horse Journal, were recently recognized as outstanding magazines in the 2017 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

Chrome earned an Award of Excellence for the “Design & Layout–Illustration & Typography” category. The Paint Horse Journal received an Award of Excellence in the “Magazines, Journals &Tabloids–Print, More Than 32 Pages” division for overall excellence.

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.

“With worldwide competitors that include some of the industry’s largest publications, we are proud of the Paint Horse Journal and Chrome for shining as outstanding magazines,” Director of Publications Jessica Hein said. “We are pleased to produce these two publications for our association’s Paint Horse enthusiasts.”

This year’s contest drew nearly 1,400 entries spanning every type of publication in various fields; honorees included the likes of AARP, Walt Disney World Resort and more. 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.

All APHA members get FREE access to Chrome magazine as part of their APHA membership—join or renew at apha.com/join. The Paint Horse Journal is published monthly by APHA, and current APHA members receive subscription discounts; subscribe or renew at apha.com/phj/subscribe.


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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.