AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA)

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Awarding Excellence in Equine Media Virtually in AHP’s 50th Year

Awards Video Presentation (35 minutes]

Awards Program 2020 [PDF]

Awards Press Release

One of the most anticipated events held during the annual conference is the announcement of the Equine Media Award winners. This year, the traditional live award presentation was released virtually on May 30th.

Promoting excellence in equine media has been part of AHP’s mission for 50 years. Held since 1975, the annual awards competition recognizes standards in journalistic integrity for informative and engaging content in a variety of media categories. Showcasing excellence in equine media as well as providing guidance for improvement are the two key elements of this member program.

The 2020 Equine Media Awards competition for material published in 2019 was judged by 21 professionals and included 56 classes, 731 entries, and 111 contestants.

The 2021 AHP Equine Media Awards for material published in 2020 starts in January.

Why do members enter the contest?

Rewarding accomplishment

Nothing feels better than being recognized for your work.


All entries receive a judge’s constructive critique.


Members spread the news of their honors to the equine world.


Freelancers add their awards to resumes to build their reputation.

Past Awards Contests


Past awards results are available in PDF format 2002 to 2020.