2023 AHP Equine Media Awards (EMA)

Pursuing Excellence in Equine Media

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 is open to AHP members only.

To enter the AHP Equine Media Awards, you must be a paid 2023 AHP member.

New members may compete if 2023 dues are paid by the submission date. To join AHP, visit https://www.americanhorsepubs.org/become-an-ahp-member/

To renew your 2023 membership, 2022 members can login with their username and password at the AHP Member Center on the AHP website.

If you need assistance with login, a copy of your invoice, have changes to your membership, or your membership expired in 2021 or before, contact Chris at ahorsepubs@aol.com.

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 will be available on Friday, January 27, 2023.

All entries must submit an online entry form for every entry. Online payments are accepted only via the submission site.

Entry Fee: $35 per entry

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.

To start selecting and preparing entries, review and download the 2023 awards guidelines and class lists.

READ FIRST: How to Prepare Entries Before You Submit Online [pdf]

2023 General Information & Guidelines [pdf]

2023 Media Industry Member Class List [pdf]

2023 Media Professional Member Class List [pdf]

2023 Business Division Class List for Affiliate Business and Nonprofit Member [pdf]

What is the entry deadline date?

The entry deadline date is on or before FEBRUARY 17, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

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 awards or need login assistance, 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.