The American Quarter Horse Journal Captures Awards

The American Quarter Horse Journal Captures Awards

For the second consecutive year, the Journal received the General Excellence Overall Magazine Award at the 2022 American Horse Publications Convention.

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The American Quarter Horse Journal recently earned several top awards from the American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards contest.

For the second year in a row, the Journal received the General Excellence Award for magazines with a circulation of more than 15,000 at the AHP convention in May in Lexington, Kentucky. That was followed up with the coveted General Excellence Overall Award for the publications entered in all of the AHP General Excellence categories.

The American Quarter Horse Journal is the official publication of the American Quarter Horse Association,” the judge wrote. “The content informs and entertains with feature stories on the interesting and dedicated influencers and ranchers, the stallions and broodmares, the craftsmen and artists, and much more. Each page is devoted to giving its fans deeper insight into the world of the American Quarter Horse within the standards of the AQHA. The publication's design is well thought out from start to finish. The format and quality of cover and paper stock give the magazine a nice feel. Professional photography, cohesive composition and classically designed typography culminate in an outstanding visual presentation. This year, the entries in the General Excellence class were all strong in adherence to content that supported the theme of their respective magazines. Each would appeal to its targeted audiences. Making the final choice was tough, but the decision that placed The American Quarter Horse Journal in the winner's circle was its unequaled overall design. Congratulations to the team that pulled together this victorious publication.”

In editorial illustrations, the Journal received first place for Jean Abernethy’s illustration, “Out of Control,” and second place for Frederick Stivers’ “Stink, Stank, Stunk.” Both illustrations were used for columns penned by Dr. Bo Brock.

In editorial photos, the Journal received second place for “The Lineup” by Kendra Brinkman, third place for “Kokernot 06 Ranch” by Scott Van Osdol and honorable mention for “Steam” by Chris Dickinson.

“Braids,” the February 2021 Journal cover shot by Bee Silva, received second place in cover design; and “Horses in the Snow,” the December-January 2021-22 Journal cover by Jenn Zeller, received honorable mention.

In advertising design, AQHA Art Director Tim Archer and Doug McElreath, AQHA audio/visual specialist, received second place for the Nettles Stirrups ad that they photographed and designed for the Journal. In editorial design, Clint Swearingen’s design for “Twisting Tradition” received second place.

In the writing categories, Journal Managing Editor Holly Clanahan received third place in personality profiles for “The Bronze Age” about sculptor Harold T. Holden and honorable mention for “Renaissance Woman” about Stacy Westfall, while Editor-in-Chief Becky Newell took home third place in feature articles for “America’s Horse,” a piece on two-time AQHA Superhorse Rugged Lark.

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