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Paint Horse Journal and Chrome rope in awards from American Horse Publications

The Paint Horse Journal and Chrome,a the premier magazines for APHA members and Paint Horse enthusiasts everywhere, earned industry-wide praise for excellence in editorial and design June 21 at the 2014 American Horse Publications seminar in Charleston, South Carolina.
In a field of 736 entries and 64 finalist publications, the Paint Horse Journal once again made its way to the top of eight categories in the annual competition for equine-industry publications. Chrome was a hit in its first year of competition, earning accolades in two categories.

“The entire APHA Publications team is honored to accept these awards from the American Horse Publication’s annual awards contest,” APHA Director of Publications Jessica Hein said. “Our staff is dedicated to producing exceptional magazines, and these 10 awards affirm the positions of the Paint Horse Journal and Chrome as leaders in the equine publications industry.”

Following is a complete list of the association’s accomplishments:

First Place

Instructional SeriesPaint Horse Journal “From Start to Show,” January through June 2013, written by Jessica Hein

Second Place

Publication Cover Page, Circulation Over 20,000Chrome, Summer 2013, photo courtesy Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Inc., cover designed by Art Vasquez

Editorial Design, Circulation Over 20,000Chrome “Digital Drama,” Fall 2013, designed by Art Vasquez

Third Place

Instructional Single Article, Circulation Under 20,000Paint Horse Journal “Project Runway: Horse Show Edition,” May 2013, written by Abigail Boatwright

Personal Single Column, Circulation Under 10,000Paint Horse Journal “Fresh Paint”, January 2013, written by Billy Smith

Editorial Design, Circulation Under 10,000Paint Horse Journal “A Beginner’s Guide to Paint Racing,” February 2013, designed by Kevin Davis

One-Page or Two-Page Spread Editorial DesignPaint Horse Journal “Stepping Up and Reaching Out,” September 2013, designed by Jody Johnson

Horse Care Single Article, Circulation Under 20,000
Paint Horse Journal “When Allergies Strike,” July 2013, written by Irene Stamatelakys

Honorable Mention

Editorial Event Coverage Single Article, Circulation Under 20,000Paint Horse Journal “Come One, Come All,” September 2013, written and photographed by the Paint Horse Journal staff

Publication Cover Page, Circulation Under 10,000Paint Horse Journal “Poster Boys,” June 2013, photo courtesy Brice Chapman, designed by Art Vasquez



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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.

About American Horse Publications
American Horse Publications (AHP) is an international non-profit organization serving the dynamic equine publications industry. For more information, visit americanhorsepubs.com.