Deadline for 2013 AHP Student Award Contest is Jan. 15

The 2013 American Horse Publications (AHP) Student Award Contest will award up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 20-22, 2013. 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 2013 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, Ky., 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 2012-13 undergraduate college year, with at least one semester before graduation at the time of application. 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 United States and Canada only.

Student Award applicants are required to send a completed application form plus additional information by Jan, 15, 2013. Eligible students can find guidelines and the application at the AHP website.

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and are proud members of AHP, have several past student members on staff (including three student award winners), and have hosted several interns through the organization's internship program.

AHP 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 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 provides 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 2013 AHP Student Internship Listings and applications are now available online.

For more information on AHP and its student programs, visit or contact Judy Lincoln, AHP student program coordinator at 386/760-7743 or

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