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 cancelled 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 the following AHP members who are Equine Media Award finalists for 2021.
PUBLISHING MEDIA MEMBERS
Arabian Horse Times
Barrel Horse News
Canadian Horse Journal
Equestrian Vaulting Magazine
Horse and Rider
Horse Radio Network
New Bridge Polo
Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine
Paint Horse Journal
Quarter Horse News
Sonoma County Horse Journal
The American Quarter Horse Journal
The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care
The Team Roping Journal
USHJA In Stride
MEDIA PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS
Elizabeth Kaye McCall
Kim F. Miller
Adrienne N. Neary
Troy Anna Smith
Larri Jo Starkey
Kara L. Stewart
BUSINESS, NONPROFIT & COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY MEMBERS
Breyer Animal Creations
Central Garden & Pet
Equine Network, LLC
Kentucky Equine Research
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
American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional membership association of equine-related publishing media, businesses, media professionals, colleges, and students. AHP celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. The association promotes excellence in equine publishing media and encourages relationships and communication within the horse industry. For more information, visit www.americanhorsepubs.org.