WINNIE Winners in the Horse Nation Stable

Two Horse Nation writers earned WINNIE Awards at this years EQUUS Film and Arts Festival.

Photo courtesy of the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest

Horse Nation produced two WINNIE Award winning writers for Equine Journalism at the 2019 EQUUS Film and Arts Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

In the category of Magazine Article — Non-Fiction, Noelle Maxwell won for “Tougher Than a Box of Concrete & Good Enough to Win: Meet Bob Long Mongol Derby Winner.”

Noelle Maxwell

Candace Wade nabbed two WINNIE Awards, one for  “Behold Freedom” in the Wild Horse Magazine Series category, and another for  “Horse Plus Humane Society” in the Equine Rescues From Auction Series category.

As stated in the nomination application, “The only criterion for each title is that it captures the elements or essence of the horse, the horse industry at large and/or all that surrounds the horse. We invite writers to join us because of their unique ability to capture the true story of the horse human connection.”

A panel of readers is assigned to assess the quality of content of each entry and winners are chosen from there. Both Maxwell and Wade did well to capture the essence of the connection between horses and humans through the unique perspectives in their writing, a quality that the panels at the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest recognized and rewarded.

2019 WINNIE Winners. Photo courtesy of the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest

Horse Nation strives to present quality content. Three WINNIE Awards on our mantel? Thanks to the creative and horse-story-driven writers, we’re succeeding.

The EQUUS Film and Arts Festival will accept submissions for books and magazine content January 1, 2020. Applications can be found on line and submitted to: EQUUS Film Festival, LLC c/o Lisa Diersen – Film Festival Coordinator 5N334 Foxmoor Drive St. Charles, IL 60175 USA [email protected].