AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA)

American Horse Publications Announces Finalists in 2021 Equine Media Awards

Member enthusiasm and online submissions keep equine media strong as AHP celebrates excellence in Texas.

They start in January selecting their best work published in 2020. By the February deadline date, they have submitted their entries. All they can do now is wait.

The release of the finalists in the Equine Media Awards (EMA) ends the waiting period. Earning an award for excellence in equine media has been a goal of AHP members since 1976. Of the 98 participants who entered, 66 have moved forward to placing in the top five in one or more of the 56 classes in the 2021 AHP Equine Media Awards.

The pandemic canceled the 2020 conference and members gathered on Facebook to watch a video of the announcement of the 2020 winners. This year, AHP moved its conference in Texas from May to September in order to hold an in-person event and awards presentations.

“Members love the awards ceremony where they are publicly recognized for their achievements and applauded by their peers at the annual conference,” says Chris Brune, Executive Director. “It was important for our association to give members a chance to be together on this special night.”

Changes to the workplace and budgets did not hinder the enthusiasm to enter the 2021 EMA competition. A total of 643 entries were submitted by 98 members, 33 Publishing Media members, 19 Media Professional members, and 14 Business members.

A landmark change to the 45-year-old contest was the implementation of an online submission and judging system in 2021. “This new system eliminated shipping packages for members, judges, and the association and saved time and money,” says Brune. “After the initial learning curve, both members and judges found the system easy and quick to navigate.”

The 2021 AHP Equine Media Awards presentations will be held on Saturday evening during the AHP Equine Media “Back in the Saddle” Conference in Irving, Texas on September 16-18, 2021.

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

PUBLISHING MEDIA MEMBERS

Arabian Horse Times
Barrel Horse News
BloodHorse
Canadian Horse Journal
Chrome
Equestrian Vaulting Magazine
EquiManagement
EQUUS
Eventing USA
Hoof Beats
Hoofcare Publishing
Horse and Rider
Horse Illustrated
Horse Network
Horse Radio Network
Keeneland Magazine
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
New Bridge Polo
NRHA Reiner
Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine
Paint Horse Journal
Practical Horseman
Quarter Horse News
Sidelines Magazine
Sonoma County Horse Journal
Speedhorse
The American Quarter Horse Journal
The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care
The Team Roping Journal
US Equestrian
USDF Connection
USHJA In Stride
Western Horseman

MEDIA PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

Megan Arszman

Abigail Boatwright

Jennifer Bryant

Julie Bryant

Jennifer Denison

Jessie Haas

Christina Keim

Douglas Lees

Elizabeth Kaye McCall

Kim F. Miller

Julianne Neal

Adrienne N. Neary

Shelley Paulson

Allison Rehnborg

Kelly Sanchez

Troy Anna Smith

Larri Jo Starkey

Kara L. Stewart

Suzanne Sylvester

BUSINESS, NONPROFIT & COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY MEMBERS

Breyer Animal Creations

BUCKEYE Nutrition

Central Garden & Pet

Equine Network, LLC

Kentucky Equine Research

MARS Equestrian

National Reining Horse Association

SmartPak Equine LLC

Straight Arrow Products, Inc.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

The Humane Society of the United States

UK Ag Equine Programs

United States Hunter Jumper Association

US Equestrian Federation

 

Why do members enter the AHP Equine Media Awards?

Rewarding accomplishment

Nothing feels better than being recognized for your work.

Constructive
critique

All entries receive a judge’s constructive critique.

Promotion
benefits

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

Resume
builder

Freelancers add their awards to resumes to build their reputation.

Past awards contests.

Promoting excellence in equine media has been part of AHP’s mission for over 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.

PAST AWARDS RESULTS AND PROGRAMS

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For more information about AHP membership or the EMAs, contact:
Chris Brune, ahorsepubs@aol.com, 386-760-7743.