2011 Chess Journalists of America
Awards Announcement


The following list of prize winners in this year's CJA Awards program was provided by Ramon A. Hernandez, CJA Awards Committee Chairman and Chief Judge.


2011 Chess Journalists of America Annual Chess Journalism Awards

CJA Best Story of the Year Award    Certificate
The Grandmaster Who Did It His Way
Written by Larry Parr
appeared in Chess Life (March 2011)

Best Story of the Year Co-Runner-up    Certificate
A Chess Child's Next Chapter
Written by Macauley Peterson
appeared in Chess Life (December 2010)

Best Story of the Year Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Czechmate
Written by Jonathan Hilton
appeared in Chess Life (October 2010)


CJA Best Chess Column Award    Certificate
Endgame Lab
Written by GM Pal Benko
appears in Chess Life

CJA Best Chess Column Runner-up    Certificate
Chess to Enjoy
Written by GM Andy Soltis
appears in Chess Life


CJA Best State Magazine/Newsletter Award    Certificate
Georgia Chess
edited by Mark N. Taylor

CJA Best State Magazine/Newsletter Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Chess Horizons
edited by Robert D. Messenger

CJA Best State Magazine/Newsletter Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Northwest Chess
edited by Ralph Dubisch


CJA Best Tournament Report Article Award    Certificate
Kamsky Bids Adieu to Championship Drought
Written by FM Mike Klein
appeared in Chess Life (August 2010)

CJA Best Tournament Report Article Runner-up    Certificate
U.S. Left Out In The Cold
Written by GM Robert Hess
appeared in Chess Life (January 2011)


CJA Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout Award    Certificate
The entire October-December 2010 issue of Chess Horizons
Edited by Robert D. Messenger

CJA Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout Runner-up    Certificate
The entire September/October 2010 issue of Georgia Chess
Edited by Mark N. Taylor


CJA Excellence in Chess Writing, Mainstream Media Award    Certificate
My Playing Weight
Written by Dale Rigby
appeared in Sport Literate (Volume 7, Issue 1)


CJA Best Regular Newspaper Column Award    Certificate
Chess
Written by David R. Sands
appears in The Washington Times

CJA Best Regular Newspaper Column Runner-up    Certificate
Chess: A Knight's Tour
Written by Bill Cornwall
appears in the Los Angeles Times


CJA Best Regular Newspaper Article of Local Interest Award    Certificate
Chess: A Knight's Tour
Written by Bill Cornwall
appeared in the [Fort Lauderdale] Sun Sentinel


CJA Best Chess Photojournalism Award    Certificate
Cover of June 2010's Chess Life
By Jeff Weiss

CJA Best Chess Photojournalism Runner-up    Certificate
Cover of February 2011's Chess Life
By Jack Hutcheson


CJA Best Features Article Award    Certificate
Involuntary Retirement
Written by IM Jack Peters
appeared in Chess Life (March 2011)

CJA Best Features Article Runner-up    Certificate
The Staunton Code (Part I)
Written by Bob Basalla
appeared in Chess Life Online


CJA Best Instructive Lesson Award    Certificate
Conversation with a Grandmaster
Written by GM Boris Gulko and Dr. Joel R. Sneed
appeared in Chess Life (June 2010)

CJA Best Instructive Lesson Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Defending the Citadel
Written by Jon Edwards
appeared in Chess Life (April 2011)

CJA Best Instructive Lesson Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Tactical, Positional, and Opening Mistakes
Written by Daniel Gurevich
appeared in Chess Life for Kids (February 2011)


CJA Best Review Award    Certificate
Frank Brady's Masterpiece
Written by Al Lawrence
appeared in Chess Life (February 2011)

CJA Best Review Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Challenging the Ruy Lopez
Written by Pete Tamburro
appeared in Chess Life (September 2010)

CJA Best Review Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Wojo's Weapons: Winning with White, Volume 1
Written by Ron Deike
appeared in Iowa Chess En Passant (July 2010)

CJA Best Review Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Youth Breeds Experience
Written by Pete Tamburro
appeared in Chess Life (June 2010)


CJA Best Humorous Contribution Award    Certificate
Weekly Chess News (April Fool's Supplement)
By Mark N. Taylor
appeared in Georgia Chess

CJA Best Humorous Contribution Runner-up    Certificate
The U.S. Chess Scoop: An Amateur Invades the World Amateur Team Championship
By Jason Smiles
appeared in Chess Life Online


CJA Most Notable Achievement in Correspondence Chess Award    Certificate
Enter the Centaur
By FM Alex Dunne
appeared in Chess Life (February 2011)

CJA Most Notable Achievement in Correspondence Chess Runner-up    Certificate
The 2008 USCF Absolute Championship
By FM Alex Dunne
appeared in Chess Life (July 2010)


CJA Best Historical Article Award    Certificate
A Forgotten Chess Tale: Hapley's Project
By GM Yasser Seirawan
appeared in Northwest Chess (November 2010)

CJA Best Historical Article Co-Runner-up    Certificate
A Brief Moment In Chess Time
By Jon Edwards
appeared in Chess Life (June 2010)

CJA Best Historical Article Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Victory at Leningrad
By Eliot Hearst
appeared in Chess Life (November 2010)


CJA Best Interview Award    Certificate
Profiling Brady
By Al Lawrence
appeared in Chess Life (February 2011)

CJA Best Interview Runner-up    Certificate
Kamsky On The Record
By Betsy Dynako
appeared in Chess Life (May 2011)


CJA Best Chess Art Award    Certificate
Cover of Northwest Chess March 2011 issue
Designed by Philip Peterson
appeared in Northwest Chess

CJA Best Chess Art Co-Runner-up    Certificate
2010 Castle Chess Grand Prix Winner Varuzhan Akobian
Designed by Mark N. Taylor
appeared in Georgia Chess (Sept./Oct. 2010)

CJA Best Chess Art Co-Runner-up    Certificate
Irina's Nirvana
Designed by Shirley Szymanek
appeared in Chess Life (October 2010)


CJA Best Analysis Award    Certificate
Keating, R - Karagianis, P
By Robert Keating
appeared in Iowa Chess En Passant (July 2010)

CJA Best Analysis Runner-up    Certificate
The Most Interesting Games of the 79th Mass. Open
By Robert D. Messenger
appeared in Chess Horizons (Oct.-Dec. 2010)


CJA Best [USCF] State Chapter Website Award    Certificate
http://www.calchess.org
Official website of the Northern California State's USCF chapter
Designed by Tom Langland

CJA Best [USCF] State Chapter Website Runner-up    Certificate
http://www.il-chess.org
Official website of the State of Illinois' USCF chapter


CJA Best General Chess Website Award    Certificate
http://www.uschess.org
Official website of the United States Chess Federation
Designed by Phillip R. Smith

CJA Best General Chess Website Runner-up    Certificate
http://www.westmichiganchess.com
Official website of the West Michigan Chess Association


CJA Best Chess Blog Award    Certificate
http://brokenpawn1.blogspot.com
Broken Pawn
By Hank Anzis

Best Chess Blog Runner-up    Certificate
Chessvine.com
By Anton Taylor

Updated: 8-January-2015

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