AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA)

The Hunt for Excellence is Complete and the Finalists Named in the AHP Equine Media Awards

Learn who is going for EMA Gold in 2018

The announcement of award finalists ends two-months of anticipation for the 75 AHP members who have learned they placed in the top five in one or more of 64 classes in the 2018 AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA). 

Held since 1974, the American Horse Publications (AHP) annual awards contest offers members an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in a variety of equine media categories. This year’s competition for material published in 2017 drew 823 entries from 108 members, an increase in 40 entries and 3 participants from last year.

The Equine Media Awards, open to AHP members only, offer a Publishing Media Division for print or online publications and freelancers as well as a Business division for equine-related businesses, nonprofit organizations, and colleges. READ MORE

AHP 2018 Equine Media Awards Information and Divisions

2018 EMA GENERAL INFORMATION [pdf] Guidelines on entering the Equine Media Awards for all members.

2018 EMA PUBLISHING MEDIA DIVISION RULES & CLASS LIST  [pdf] Open to AHP Publishing Media and Individual Members

2018 EMA BUSINESS DIVISION RULES & CLASS LIST [pdf] Open to AHP Business, Nonprofit and College/University Members

Why do members enter the contest?

Rewarding accomplishment – Nothing feels better than being recognized for your work. Whether you are staff, a freelancer, or business, achieving excellence in your field is rewarding and demonstrates high standards. All finalists receive a plaque as class winner or a certificate for second, third or honorable mention. Staff members and freelancers love receiving these as recognition of their achievement.


Constructive critique – Every entry receives a constructive critique from the judges. These comments can help members to improve their work or be rewarded for a job well done.


Promotion – Members can spread their publishing excellence to the equine world by promoting and publishing their awards.


Resume builder – Freelancers can add their awards to resumes to build their reputation in the equine publishing world.

For further information on the awards competition or member benefits, contact: Chris Brune, (386) 760-7743; ahorsepubs@aol.com.

Past Awards Contests


Past awards results are available in PDF format 2002 to 2017.