Once again, American Horse Publications has recognized EQUUS magazine for its outstanding work in the field of equine journalism. A publication of the Active Interest Media Equine Network that is edited by Laurie Prinz, EQUUS received several key awards—including the coveted General Excellence prize—at the AHP's Annual Awards Banquet and Presentations June 20 in San Antonio, Texas.
Dubbed "Tally-Ho at the Alamo," the gala event focused on material published in and dated 2014. EQUUS won the award for General Excellence in Self-Supported Publication circulation 15,000 and over, with the judges citing covers that "capture the essence of the horse," as well as "attractive and effective contents" and features that are "thorough, well-written and well-illustrated."
“It’s a tremendous privilege to be honored by our peers with this award,” said EQUUS Editor Laurie Prinz. This year marks the 21st time that EQUUS has received the General Excellence award, more than any other equine publication.
EQUUS also took home the blue ribbon in the Equine-Related Publishing Media Blog category for"The Jurga Report: Horse Health Headlines," by Fran Jurga. Not to be overlooked was the magazine's second-place award in Service to the Reader Single Article circulation 20,000 and over, for "Neglected, Abused or Abandoned Horses: How to Help" by Jennifer Williams, PhD.
In addition, EQUUS garnered an Honorable Mention in this same category with "Too Much Time Together?" by Janet L Jones, PhD, as well as two Honorable Mentions in Horse Care Single Article circulation/AUV 20,000 and over, with "Beware of Botulism" by Heather Smith Thomas and "What Your Veterinarian Wants You to Know About Antibiotics" by Melinda Freckleton, DVM and Christine Barakat.
Last but not least, EQUUS received an Honorable Mention in Editorial Design circulation over 20,000 for "The Healing Power of Honey" by Celia Strain, art director.
Held since 1974, the AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing. All entries are critiqued by the judges to encourage members to strive for journalism excellence. This year’s contest drew entries from 115 members and total entries increased from 736 in 2014 to 837.