Blood-Horse Publications' publications received a total of 16 awards on Saturday, June 24 at the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program in Orlando, Florida.Seventy-one AHP members were named finalists in the 2006 AHP Annual Awards Contest for material published in 2005. Participation in this year's contest represented 105 AHP members and 1,058 entries. Thirty-one professional judges placed the classes and provided constructive critiques for all entries. American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional association of more than 400 publications, individuals and equine-related businesses dedicated to promoting better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry. "What a wonderful way to help celebrate our 90th anniversary this year," commented Stacy V. Bearse, president and CEO of Blood-Horse Publications. "The AHP Awards recognize the creativity and contributions of our entire team and their continued committed service to our readers and the equine industry. We are honored by the recognition and extend our congratulations to all of the evening's award winners." The awards for Blood-Horse Publications were:GENERAL EXCELLENCE:
Winner: Self-Supported Magazine: Circulation 15,000 and over; The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care.OVERALL PUBLICATION:
Winner: General Excellence: Overall Publication: The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care. EDITORIAL CONTENT:
First Place: Feature Article: Circulation over 25,000; The Blood-Horse for "A Day In The Life Of A Breeding Farm" by The Blood-Horse Editorial Dept. First Place: Online News Reporting Article; Bloodhorse.com for "Aggressive Treatment Key To Afleet Alex's Recovery" by Steve Haskin. Second Place: Online News Reporting Article; Bloodhorse.com for "Trainer Uses Unorthodox Methods With Afleet Alex" by Ron Mitchell.Second Place: News Reporting; The Blood-Horse for "Tragic Ride" by Tom LaMarra.Second Place: Personal Column: Circulation 15,000 and over; The Blood-Horse for "Sucker Punched" by Gary McMillen. Third Place: Personal Column: Circulation 15,000 and over; The Blood-Horse for "Mr. Charlie" by Lenny Shulman. Third Place: Horse Care: Circulation 15,000 and over; The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care for "WNV: Where Are We Today?" by Stephanie L. Church. EDITORIAL DESIGN:
Third Place: Editorial Design: Circulation over 25,0000; The Blood-Horse for "A Day In The Life Of A Breeding Farm"; Art Director: Beth McCoy, Creative Director: Suzanne Dorman, Photographers: Anne Eberhardt Keogh, David Young, Matt Barton, Lee Thomas, Christy West, Stephanie Church. Third Place: One Page or Two-Page Spread Editorial Design; The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care for "Newsfront"; Designer: Brian Turner. Honorable Mention: Event Coverage Design; The Blood-Horse for "Breeders Cup Results"; Designer: Beth McCoy, Creative Director: Suzanne Dorman.Honorable Mention: Editorial Design: Circulation 5,000 to 25,000; Keeneland Magazine for "Paradise Found"; Designer: Suzanne Dorman, Photographer: Brian Tietz. PHOTOGRAPHY:
Second Place: Open Color Editorial Photograph; The Blood-Horse for "Winning Touch"; Photographer: Wally Skalij. SPECIALTY CLASSES:
First Place: Equine-Related Single Issue Specialty Publication; Blood-Horse Publications for "What's in a Name? 2005 Corporate Fact Book"; Designers: Brian Turner and Robert Bolson, Illustrator: David Young. Second Place: Equine-Related Book (Text); Eclipse Press for "Diary of a Dream" by George Rowand, Designer: Sarabeth Brownrobie.