2023 AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA)

Pursuing Excellence in Equine Media

AHP Names 61 Finalists in 2023 Equine Media Awards

One of the most anticipated events during the annual AHP Equine Media Conference is Saturday night’s Awards Dinner and Presentations at the Meet at the Mesa Conference in Tempe, Arizona. On June 24, 2023, the wait will be over for 61 finalists recognized for excellence in the material they published in 2022.

Submissions to the 2023 Equine Media Awards totaled 515 entries from 87 AHP members. Finalists represent 26 Media Industry members, 25 Media Professional members, and 10 Business members who have advanced to the top five in one or more of the 54 classes.

To learn who made the list, click here.

What is the AHP Equine Media Awards?

The annual AHP Equine Media Awards contest recognizes excellence in over 50 equine media categories and provides a judge’s critique for every entry. AHP membership is required to enter.

Who can enter?

The 2023 AHP Equine Media Awards for material published in 2022 was open to AHP members only.

How do you enter?

Member login is required to access the online submission forms available in the Member Center on the AHP website. Online submission is now closed for 2023.

What are the guidelines and classes available?

The contest offers an Equine Media Division for Media Industry and Media Professional members and a Business Division for Affiliate Business and Nonprofit members.

2023 deadline for entries is closed

No late entries are accepted. No exceptions.

When are the awards announced?

The 2023 AHP Equine Media Awards presentations will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023 during the annual AHP Equine Media Conference, Meet at the Mesa, in Tempe, Arizona, on June 22-24.

Who do I contact for questions?

If you have questions about the award, please contact Chris Brune at ahorsepubs@aol.com.

Why do members enter the AHP Equine Media Awards?

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 reputations.

Who are previous EMA winners?

Promoting excellence in equine media has been part of AHP’s mission for over 50 years. The annual awards competition recognizes standards in journalistic integrity for informative and engaging content in various media categories. Showcasing excellence in equine media and providing guidance for improvement are the two key elements of this member program.

In 2022, 36 Publishing Media members, 17 Media Professional members, and 14 Business members advanced to the top five in one or more of the 52 classes. Submissions for the 2022 Equine Media Awards for material published in 2021 totaled 583 entries from 102 AHP members.