Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred was recognized with six American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards for material published in 2018 at the High Desert Roundup conference on Saturday, June 1, in Albuquerque, N.M.
The following is the list of this year’s awards (including comments from the judges):
PERSONALITY PROFILE SINGLE ARTICLE CIRCULATION OR USERS UNDER 10,000 (PRINT OR ONLINE)
A Rich Man
by Vinnie Perrone
The article provides a clear glimpse into the subject’s life with well-written anecdotes and a judicious use of good sources. The details of the subject’s accomplishments are clear, but so is his personality. Well done.
SERVICE TO THE HORSE INDUSTRY SINGLE ARTICLE (PRINT OR ONLINE)
Mothers of Necessity
by Sandra McKee
Really an excellent article with great information, a fabulous lead and lots of great quotes and personal experiences integrated throughout. You had a strong lead that pulled you in and left you wanting more and kept it that way throughout the story.
by Joe Clancy
This was a really good topic and excellently written. You did a great job integrating strong, meaningful quotes throughout.
PUBLICATION STAFF SINGLE ADVERTISEMENT (PRINT OR DIGITAL EDITION PUBLICATION)
It’s Green Up Time
Designed by Barrie Reightler
This advertisement about healthy pastures is so endearing that its small size is no deficit to its enticement. The photo is such a sweet crowd pleaser. The headline and subhead boxed right above the yearling’s neck, brings the reader’s eye straight from the message to the little one who is sleeping so contentedly amidst the blades of hearty pasture grass. The visual directive of this composition makes this a truly successful advertisement.
PUBLICATION COVER PAGE CIRCULATION UNDER 10,000 (PRINT OR DIGITAL EDITION PUBLICATION)
designed by Barrie Reightler, photographed by Steve Heuretz
A striking photo used to full effect makes this perfectly balanced cover stand out. All elements work well together here and combine to make this cover a winner. Well done.
GENERAL EXCELLENCE ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION CIRCULATION UNDER 15,000 (PRINT)
Editor: Joe Clancy
Publisher: Maryland Horse Breeders Association
Art Director: Barrie Reightler
Very stunning covers, and great photos well displayed throughout. Some good in-depth reporting both regional and beyond. The names of the month feature is cool. The Post Time/Past Time bookend the issues well. Great profiles on horses, trainers, breeders, owners and the races. The inset on the foggy race was a great inside story. The acrostic was well done. A lot of hard work goes into this magazine, and it pays off.