Aspiring Equine Journalists are Invited to Apply for the AHP Student Award


College equestriansThe 2011 AHP Student Award will award up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP “Hoofprints in the Sand” Seminar in San Diego, California, on June 16-18, 2011. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities.

One Travel Award winner will be selected at the seminar as the 2011 Student Award winner. The Student Award winner will win a cash award of $1,000 plus an all-expense paid trip hosted by Publishers Press to one of their Two-Day Customer Education Seminars in Louisville, Kentucky, to have a unique experience to learn the printing process.

Students are eligible to enter the contest if they are a high school senior or an undergraduate college student during the 2010-2011 undergraduate college year, with at least one semester before graduation. All qualified applicants will receive a complimentary Student annual membership, a complimentary Student registration certificate for the annual seminar and a critique of their resume. The AHP Student Award Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.

Student Award applicants are required to send a completed application form plus additional information by January 14, 2011. Eligible students may access guidelines and application at the AHP website.

American Horse Publications is a non-profit association of over 450 equine-related publications, electronic media, professionals, associations, and businesses which share an interest in equine publishing. Established in 1970, AHP has continued to promote better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry. The Student Award program, started in 1993, was initiated to promote awareness of the career opportunities available to college students.

American Horse Publications offers other opportunities to students wishing to become involved in the equine publishing industry.

Student Membership is open to high school, college, and graduate students for an annual fee of $25. Student Members receive the following: certificate of membership, an opportunity to attend the AHP seminar at a reduced registration fee, listing in the online Membership Directory, the AHP monthly e-newsletter, “AHP For the record,” and eligibility for Student classes in the AHP annual Awards Contest.

The AHP Internship Program was designed specifically for college students who have an interest in horses and seek a career in equine publishing. This program is a great way to provide students with the resume-building experience that’s so critical to today’s career market. Interns gain valuable hands-on real life experience and member publications and businesses acquire additional help when and where they need it most. The AHP Internship Handbook provides information about the program, a directory of participating AHP members, and an application.

For 2011 Student Award Contest guidelines or more information on American Horse Publications and its programs, visit our web site at or contact: Chris Brune, American Horse Publications, 49 Spinnaker Circle, South Daytona, FL 32119; Phone (386) 760-7743; Fax: (386) 760-7728; E-mail:



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