Prize List for 2013 CJA Awards


 

Joshua Anderson, CJA Awards Committee Chairman & Chief Judge, has provided the following list of awards for the 2013 competition for best chess journalism, as announced at the annual CJA meeting on 2 August 2013.

[6 August 2013 update: previously missing by lines added for a number of the winners ... webmaster]

Prize List for 2013 CJA Awards

THE TOP FIVE:
   Chess Journalist of the Year -- Winner: Jamaal Abdul-Alim, nominated by Chess Life
   Best Story of the Year -- Winner: The Resolute GM by Macauley Peterson, April 2013 Chess Life, nominated by Chess Life
   Best Chess Column -- Winner: My Best Move by GM Joel Benjamin, August 2012 Chess Life, nominated by Chess Life
   Best State Magazine/Newsletter -- Winner: Georgia Chess, edited by Mark N. Taylor
   Best Book (paper-printed only) -- Winner: Amateur to IM by Jonathan Hawkins, nominated by Mongoose Press

VISUAL ARTS:
   Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout -- Winner: Georgia Chess #3, nominated by Mark Taylor
                              (Honorable Mention: August 2012 Chess Life, nominated by Chess Life)
   Best Chess Photojournalism -- Winner: November 2012 -- Front Cover, photo by Mark Schenkel, nominated by Chess Life
   Best Chess Art -- Winner: Rhino Chess by Frankie Butler, April 2013 Chess Life
                              (Honorable Mention: Georgia Chess Cover -- September, 2012, photo by GCA President Fun Fong)

NEWSPAPER MEDIA:
   Best Regular Newspaper Column -- Winner: Peter Henner (Honorable Mention: Bill Cornwall)
   Best Regular Newspaper Article of Local Interest -- Winner: Power Moves in Politics and on the Chessboard -- David Sands)

The following categories are open to journalist and publications both in print and those found online.
NEWS or FEATURES:
   Best Tournament Report Article -- Winner: Two Weeks of Theater by Mike Klein, August 2012 Chess Life, nominated by Chess Life
   Best Features Article -- Winner: White Collection by Mark Taylor, December 2012 Chess Life
                              (Honorable Mention -- Assault on Mount Karpov by GM Yasser Seirawan, September 2012 Chess Life
   Best Instructive Lesson -- Winner: Stay on Attack by Todd Andrews, December, 2012 Chess Life
                              (Honorable Mention -- Winning with White by GM Varuzhan Akobian and William Faulk, March 2013 Chess Life)
   Best Review -- Winner: Making the Leap, by Howard Goldowsky, January 2013 Chess Life
   Best Humorous Contribution -- Winner: Queen Interview by Matt Traynor
   Best Historical Article -- Winner: Poe vs. the Turk by Dr. Gerald Levitt, June 2012 Chess Life
   Best Interview -- Winner: Sam Shankland by Janis Nisii, September 2012 Chess Life
                              (Honorable Mention: Maurice Ashley by Macauley Peterson, November 2012 Chess Life)
   Best Analysis -- Winner: Nakamura/Robson by GM Ray Robson, August 2012 Chess Life

The following categories are open only to online journalist and their websites.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA:
   Best [USCF] State Chapter Website -- Winner: www.idahochessassociation.org
                              (Honorable Mention: calchess.org)
   Best General Chess Website -- Winner: uschess.org
   Best Chess Blog -- Winner: Chess Book Reviews

 

Last update: 6 August 2013

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