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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, the monthly magazine published by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association covering Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the region, was recognized with 11 awards for material published in 2016 from the American Horse Publications on the evening of Saturday, June 17, in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Three first-place awards were presented – two for editorial and one in photography. 

The following is the list of this year’s awards (including comments from the judges): 

FEATURE SINGLE ARTICLE CIRCULATION/AUV UNDER 10,000 

15 entries

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 1st

Loving the View

By Linda Dougherty

January 2016

I really like this article. You did a nice job telling the story and taking your reader on a journey. You pulled me in. Great job on the lead.

3rd

Hansel’s Home and So Much More

By Sandra McKee

September 2016

Love the lead. I like that the personality profile was on an animal–I love stories like this.

EDITORIAL EVENT COVERAGE SINGLE ARTICLE

CIRCULATION/AUV UNDER 20,000 

11 entries

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 1st

Crazy No More

By Joe Clancy

June 2016

Rich entry. Strong sentence structure and smooth transitions keep the action moving and the reader engaged. 

EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPH

21 entries

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 1st

Dawn Patrol

Kathee Rengert, Photographer

February 2016

Everything is spot on here – the lighting, the exposure and that soft and vivid color of a sunrise. The photograph is well balanced and brings the reader right along on the morning ride.

Honorable Mention

Mother’s Day

Lydia A. Williams, Photographer

March 2016

Great angle, great lighting and a great moment make this Reflection photo memorable.

PERSONALITY PROFILE SINGLE ARTICLE

CIRCULATION/AUV UNDER 10,000 

21 entries

3rd

The Cowboy Way

By Joe Clancy

October 2016

The intro for this profile is really strong. You get a sense of place and person. This piece gives complete picture of the subject. I like the blend of his personal and professional ambitions.

Honorable Mention

Line of Duty

By Sandra McKee

April 2016

Joe Miller is an excellent choice for a profile. His job is unique and fascinating. The story really came alive to me and I quickly finished the piece.

PERSONAL COLUMN SINGLE ARTICLE

CIRCULATION UNDER 20,000/AUV 50,000 

7 entries

2nd

Racing Must Make Progress on Medication

By Joe Clancy

August 2016

This is a competently reported editorial-style opinion piece. Fact-based, observant, and tightly written, the author states the problem and outlines possible solutions while keeping an emotional distance from the situation. It’s sharply focused, a bit acerbic, convincing, and gets straight to the point.

EDITORIAL ACTION PHOTOGRAPH

12 entries

3rd

Crazy No More

Robert Keller, Photographer

June 2016

The photographer captured this scene with great skill. Perfect focus and exposure gave the subject matter pristine clarity allowing the viewer to appreciate the really hard work going on here, right down to rippling veins. This is a wonderful composition with expert technical execution.

PUBLICATION COVER PAGE

CIRCULATION UNDER 10,000 

19 entries

Honorable Mention

Mother’s Day

Lydia A. Williams, Photographer

Barrie Reightler, Designer

March 2016

The charming photo chosen for this layout makes the cover quite captivating. After the viewer’s eye sets on the classically designed, pure white masthead running across the top of the page, it drops to the second focal point of the composition ... the beautiful little foal framed between his Mom’s leg and jaw. This is the perfect design to match the theme of the main story and to grab readers’ interest.

EDITORIAL DESIGN

CIRCULATION UNDER 10,000 

23 entries

3rd

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred

Crazy No More

Barrie Reightler, Designer

Douglas Lees, Robert Keller, Lydia A. Williams, Photographers

June 2016

Dynamic photo of horses dominates the double page spread. Dark, warm browns of the horses provide calligraphic shapes against the lime green background – small dots of color intersperse. A bold headline and slender subtitle are reversed out from the background. Subsequent spreads display organized blocks of photos that contain and organize dynamic elements. The choice of type is perfect in font and weight.

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