Paint Horse Association staffers earn two Awards of Excellence
WORTH, Texas-Staff members of the American Paint Horse Association
earned two different 2003 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
first Award of Excellence went to Jerry Circelli and Tracy Madison
in the APEX Awards "Online and Electronic Newsletter"
category. They won for their design, creation and publication of
the APHA e-newsletter-a monthly online member publication with links
to Web-based stories and press releases about American Paint Horses.
Circelli serves as director of communications and public relations
for the American Paint Horse Association, while Madison is a developer
with the organization's information technology team.
earned another award in the category of "Campaigns, Programs
and Plans," for his work on the association's Legacy of Color
bronze promotion. The Legacy of Color is a larger-than-life-size
bronze of four Paint Horses that was erected at the entrance of
the American Paint Horse Association headquarters in Fort Worth,
Texas. Circelli's award was based on his overall public relations
campaign and results achieved. Through his promotional efforts,
the American Paint Horse Association and the Legacy of Color bronze
have been featured nationally in the media and graced the cover
of one million copies of the SBC Greater Fort Worth Yellow Pages
is in good company with the awards, with other winners that included
Lockheed, Century 21, Prudential Financial, Kraft Foods and Hewlett-Packard.
APEX 2003 Annual Awards for Publication Excellence competition recognizes
outstanding public relations work and the creation of top-quality
publications. It is sponsored by Communications Concepts in Springfield,
to the APEX 2003 judges, "The awards were based on excellence
in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success
of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications
American Paint Horses
Since its founding 41 years ago, The American Paint Horse Association
has registered more than 748,000 horses. Currently, American Paint
Horses are being registered at a rate of about 60,000 horses each
year, making it one of the fastest-growing breed registries in the
world. The association serves more than 106,000 members in 41 nations.
For more information about the American Paint Horse and the American
Paint Horse Association, visit www.apha.com, or call (817) 834-2742