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Paint Horse Journal and Paint Horse Racing earn top honors from Livestock Publication Council

Press Release
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In the annual Livestock Publication Council’s awards contest, American Paint Horse Association publications Paint Horse Journal and Paint Horse Racing were recognized for superior quality content produced during 2012.

Out of more than 50 categories, the APHA won five first-place awards and was honored an additional nine times.

“It’s an privilege to receive recognition for the hard work by the Paint Horse Journal andPaint Horse Racing staff,” Editor Jessica Hein said. “We are proud to represent the Paint Horse breed in our family of publications, and we look forward to continuing to produce valuable articles, photos and designs for Paint enthusiasts and APHA members.”

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

First Place 

  • Published Editorial Photography—“Riding High in Houston,” May 2012 Paint Horse Journal, photographed by Laura Stevens
  • Production/Management Article—“No Hoof, No Horse,” July/August 2012 Paint Horse Racing, written by Abigail Boatwright
  • Marketing Article, Association—“Ebbs & Flows,” October 2012 Paint Horse Journalwritten by Jessica Hein
  • Instructional Story, Association—“Red Light, Green Grass,” August 2012 Paint Horse Journal, written by Laura Stevens
  • Four-Color, Full-Page Ad for Livestock Supplier, Service or Association—“Fastball,” October 2012 Paint Horse Journal, designed by Brian Rawlings

Second Place: 

  • Association PublicationPaint Horse Journal
  • National Show Coverage—“Heart of a Champion,” September 2012 Paint Horse Journal, written and photographed by the Paint Horse Journal staff
  • Published Editorial Photography—“Friday Night Lights,” May/June 2012 Paint Horse Racing, photographed by Jessica Hein

Honorable Mention:

  • Specialty Issue—50th Anniversary, February 2012 Paint Horse Journal
  • Published Editorial Photography—“Learning Curve,” October 2012 Paint Horse Journal,photographed by Jessica Hein
  • Technical Article, Association—“EyePaint,” November 2012 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
  • Producer/Farm/Ranch Profile, Association—“All About the Journey,” April 2012 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
  • In-Depth Reporting, multiple articles—“The Next 50 Years,” February–November 2012Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein, Laura Stevens, Tonya Ratliff-Garrison, Abigail Boatwright and Irene Stamatelakys
  • Four-Color, Full-Page Ad for Livestock Supplier, Service or Association—“Scenic Royal Flush,” October 2012 Paint Horse Journal, designed by Kelly Wise