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The Horse Report Wins Big in American Horse Publications Contest

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First Place for disaster preparedness.

Congratulations to the talented team at the Center for Equine Health! They garnered three awards in the annual American Horse Publications (AHP) contest, announced June 20 at the awards banquet and presentations held during the AHP Tally-Ho at the Alamo Seminar in San Antonio, Texas.

Winning entries from the CEH include: First Place for The Horse Report on disaster preparedness in the category of Equine-Related Editorial Multimedia. Judges commented: “A very thorough and comprehensive review of handling yourself and your animals in the case of a disaster. Excellent supporting evidence and documentation from pre-existing disasters to inform readers of the dangers of being ill-prepared. Videos are very well produced, including relevant B-Roll and knowledgeable narration that includes helpful alternatives for when you don't have the exact items on hand. Photographs are well described and well composed and are thoughtfully laid out. This is a well thought out and presented piece.”

Second Place award in the category of Editorial Infographic (Photography & Illustration) for their infographic on developing an individual disaster plan. This was the first infographic that editor Barbara Meierhenry has ever done! 

Honorable Mention for The Horse Report on pigeon fever, comparable to fourth place out of 19 entries, with contenders like Chronicle of the Horse (category Horse Care Single Article).

The AHP Annual Awards Contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine publishing, print and online, as well as professional critiques for improvement. 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.