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APHA Publications Earn 14 Titles at Livestock Publications Council Awards Contest
The American Paint Horse Association’s family of publications took home top honors at the Livestock Publications Council’s annual awards contest, which took place August 7 in conjunction with the Agricultural Media Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. APHA publications—which include the Paint Horse Journal, Paint Horse Connection and Paint Horse Racing magazines—earned five first-place titles among their 14 awards.
“Our staff pours their hearts and souls into producing each issue of the Paint Horse Journal, Paint Horse Connection and Paint Horse Racing,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said. “We are honored to have our content recognized as outstanding examples in the livestock publication field.”
Following is a complete list of the association’s winning material:
-National Show Coverage—“Perseverance,” February 2011 Paint Horse Journal, written and photographed by the Paint Horse Journal staff
-Single Article Layout and Design—“Old Faithful,” Winter 2011 Paint Horse Connection, photographed by Jessica Hein, designed by Art Vasquez
-Published Editorial Photography—“Southern Hospitality,” May 2011 Paint Horse Journal, photographed by Tonya Ratliff-Garrison, designed by Susan Sampson
-Single Photo or Graphic Illustrating an Article—“Spooky Win,” February 2011 Paint Horse Journal, photographed by Tonya Ratliff-Garrison
-Marketing Article, Association—“Social Studies,” June 2011 Paint Horse Journal, written by Abigail Wilder Boatwright
-National Show Coverage—“A World All Their Own,” September 2011 Paint Horse Journal, written and photographed by the Paint Horse Journal staff
-Published Editorial Photography—“The Power of Pink,” November 2011 Paint Horse Journal, photographed by Jessica Hein, designed by Katie Halsel
-Production/Management, Association—“A Well-Oiled Machine,” June 2011 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
-Technical Article, Association—“Ink of an Eye,” September–October 2011 Paint Horse Racing, written and photographed by Jessica Hein
-Instructional Article, Association—“Optical Illusions,” May 2011 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
-Published Editorial Photography—“And They’re Off,” May–June 2011 Paint Horse Racing, photographed by Tonya Ratliff-Garrison, designed by Kelly Wise
-Cover, Association—June 2011 Paint Horse Journal, photographed by Tonya Ratliff-Garrison, designed by Art Vasquez
- Profile, Association—“Heroes Never Die,” December 2011 Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
- Regular Column—“Recollections,” Paint Horse Journal, written by Jessica Hein
In the LPC “Best of the Bunch” photography contest, which also took place during the Agricultural Media Summit, images by the Paint Horse Journal Managing Editor Jessica Hein earned second place in the Scenic, General and Livestock People categories.
About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA), the international breed registry for the American Paint Horse headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members' experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves over 64,000 active youth and adult members around the world.
About the Livestock Publications Council
The Livestock Publications Council (LPC) is an international non-profit organization serving the dynamic livestock communications industry. For more information, visit livestockpublications.com.