Student Award Guide
Yes, if you are a senior in high school or an undergraduate college student pursuing a career in equine publishing during the 2012-2013 school year, with at least one semester remaining before graduation at the time of application.
NOTE: The AHP Student Award Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.
As an award winner you’ll …
- Get an intensive three-day “short course” in equine publishing. Attending the annual meeting will broaden your awareness of the size, scope and importance of this niche publishing field, and the service it provides for North America’s vast equine industry.
- Meet, mingle and participate with publishers, editors, advertising, production, and marketing managers. You will participate in workshops, interactive discussions, lectures and informal get-togethers. This eye-opening seminar will inform and enlighten you about the opportunities available to, and skills needed for, someone interested in pursuing a career in equine publishing.
- Have an opportunity to discuss your talents and potential with the men and women who do the hiring. Conversely, those men and women will be evaluating and appraising you as a possible future staff member.
All entries must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2013.click here.
To download application: (Word) (PDF)
To submit your entry, complete the application, plus the following...
1. Transcript of high school or college work completed and list of courses in progress.
2. List of scholarships and awards received, club and other organization memberships, and extra-curricular activities.
3. Employment record, including current job(s).
4. A 200-word (maximum) biographical sketch detailing your equine background, publishing experience, and career plans.
5. Three samples of your work, i.e. news or feature articles, advertisements, publications, photographs, artwork, etc. (Classroom or published material acceptable.)
6. Two letters of recommendation from individuals such as instructors and employers.
The Student Award Committee will evaluate and compare your entry with other candidates based on the following criteria:
- Relevant experience
- Skills and abilities
- Presentation of material
- Career goals and confidence
- Interview skills
Applicants will be scored based on the selection criteria and up to three students will be selected to receive a $750 travel award to the annual seminar. Winners of travel awards MUST attend the AHP Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 20-22, 2013 to receive their award. The travel award winners will be interviewed during the seminar, where the AHP Student Award winner will be selected and announced during the Student Award Party on June 21, 2013.
2013 TRAVEL AWARD WINNERSA travel award of $750, complimentary seminar registration* and complimentary Student membership* will be awarded to up to three applicants. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to participate with equine publishing professionals in a three-day seminar and related activities at the AHP Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 20-22, 2013. Travel Award winners must agree to attend the seminar arriving on Thursday and departing no earlier than Sunday to receive the award. The travel award winners will be notified by February 28, 2013.
2013 STUDENT AWARD WINNERThe winner receives a cash award of $1,000 and the title of 2013 AHP Student Award Winner. In addition, the winner receives an all-expense paid trip provided by Publishers Press to attend their Two-Day Customer Education Seminar in Louisville, KY.
ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTSAll qualified applicants will receive a complimentary Student membership,* a Student registration* certificate for the annual seminar, and critique of their resume.*Registrations and memberships are not transferable.
c/o Christine Hamilton, Chairman
The American Quarter Horse Journal
818 Balsam Lane
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Judy Lincoln, AHP Student Program Coordinator
49 Spinnaker Circle
South Daytona, FL 32119
- Student Membership: Available to high school, college, and graduate students for annual dues of $25. Students receive a certificate of membership, a listing in the online AHP Membership Directory, the AHP e-newsletter, “For the record,” reduced seminar registration, and eligibility for Student classes in the AHP annual Awards Contest.
- AHP Internship Program: Offers college students an opportunity to intern at an equine publication or business and gain valuable hands-on work experience.