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Appaloosa Journal wins AHP awards

cover.jpgFrom Diane Rice, Editor

We’re excited to announce that Appaloosa Journal brought home seven awards from the 2008 American Horse Publications seminar and awards ceremony for material published in 2007. The seminar took place in Saratoga, New York, June 19–21, 2008. Placings included:

First place – 2007 Equine Calendar – designer Laura Vander Ploeg

Second place, publication staff ad – “Breed of Choice — Fun to Own” – designer Holli Sampson

Third place, service to the reader, circulation 10,000-20,000 – “Spotted in the Gate” by Tafra Donberger

Third place, one or two-page spread editorial design – “Pasture Partners” (Appaloosa Museum article, Nov 2007 – designer Evan Thompson

Third place, magazine cover page, circ 10,000-20,000 – “Craving Color” (March 2007) – designer Laura Vander Ploeg

Honorable Mention – personal column, circ under 20,000 – “The Bling Thing” (March 2007) by Diane Rice

Honorable Mention – personality profile, circ 10,000-20,000 – “A Straight Shooter” (AUG 2007, about Laurence Hiatt) by Cheryl Dudley

In addition to Appaloosa Journal’s award-winning entries, we’re proud of the accomplishments of our freelance writers and former Appaloosa Journal employees. Congratulations to:

Stacy Pigott (3rd place, Quarter Horse Track, Instructional singe article, and 1st place, Cutting Horse Chatter, feature article)
Tracy Gantz (2nd place, Paint Horse Journal, instructional single article)
Michelle Anderson (honorable mention, John Lyons Perfect Horse, horse care)
Debbie Moors (honorable mention, Horse & Rider, service to the reader)
Doreen Shumpert (1st place,NRHA Reiner, personality profile)
Juli Thorson (honorable mention, Horse & Rider, personality profile)
Betsy Lynch (3rd place, John Lyons Perfect Horse, editorial)

You’ll be able to view the PowerPoint awards presentation in its entirety this coming week at www.americanhorsepubs.org (Break from the Gate in 2008 Seminar).

American Horse Publications consists of nearly 500 members comprised of equine publications and associations, corporations, college/universities, students and affiliate members. AHP entries are judged by an independent panel of expert professionals in the fields of writing, editing, design, photography, illustration and education.

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