Category Entry Date/Link Page Author Submitor
THE TOP FOUR
Chess Journalist of the Year
Al Lawrence Chess Life
Peter Tamburro Peter Tamburro
Vanessa West Vanessa West
Best Story of the Year
The Struggle March, 2016 p. 20 Pete Karagianis Chess Life
Sinquefield Scoreline November, 2015 p. 20 FM Mike Klein Chess Life
  The Square Holiday, 2015 p. 20 - 25 Nathan Smolensky MACA
Best Chess Column (online columns listed twice to make it easier to access both examples)
Faces Across the Board June, 2015 & January, 2016 p. 11 Al Lawrence Chess Life
My Best Move June, 2015 & December, 2015 p. 72 IM Jay Bonin, IM Greg Shahade Chess Life
Chess to Enjoy February, 2016 & March, 2016 p. 18/p. 16 GM Andy Soltis Chess Life
Looks at Books January, 2016 & March, 2016 p. 14 John Hartmann Chess Life
https://www.chess.com/article/view/spotting-and-avoiding-tactics Dan Heisman Dan Heisman
https://www.chess.com/blog/danheisman/get-better-at-chess-for-everyone-1-the-pilot Dan Heisman Dan Heisman
Cracked Grandmaster Tales -- https://www.chess.com/article/view/cracked-grandmaster-tales Jeremy Silman Chess.com
Why Do Grandmasters Blunder? -- https://www.chess.com/article/view/why-do-grandmasters-blunder Jeremy Silman Chess.com
How To Beat Magnus Carlsen -- https://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-beat-magnus-carlsen Daniel Naroditsky Chess.com
You Won't Believe These Miracles On The Chessboard -- https://www.chess.com/article/view/miracle-on-the-chess-board Daniel Naroditsky Chess.com
Best State Magazine/Newsletter
En Passant Mark Capron Iowa Chess
Northwest Chess - http://nwchess.com/nwcmag/back_issues.htm June 2015 - May 2016 Jeff Roland Northwest Chess
Chess Horizons Spring 2015 - Spring 2016 Nathan Smolensky MACA
BEST BOOK
Best Book - Instruction
Basic Chess Openings for Kids Charles Hertan New in Chess
Is Your Move Safe? Dan Heisman Mongoose Press
Best Book - Other
Ignaz Kolisch: The Life and Chess Career Fabrizio Zavatarelli McFarland Pubishing
Jose Raul Capablanca: A Chess Biography Miguel A. Sanchez McFarland Pubishing
Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography Tim Harding McFarland Pubishing
Samuel Lipschults: A Life in Chess Stephen Davies McFarland Pubishing
Best Electronic Book The True Origins of Chess: Ancient Greece - Yes, India - No Gerald M. Levitt Gerald M. Levitt
     
VISUAL ARTS
Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout
January, 2016 January, 2016   Dan Lucas/Frankie Butler Chess Life
March, 2016 March, 2016   Dan Lucas/Frankie Butler Chess Life
Holiday, 2015 Holiday, 2015   Nathan Smolensky MACA
Best Chess Photojournalism
  Wesley So June, 2015 p. 22  Lennat Ootes Chess Life
  Millionaire Chess January, 2016 p. 22-30 David Llade Chess Life
Best Single Photo
Spring Scholastics July, 2015 p. 20-21 Jorge Barerra Chess Life
Magnus Carlsen November, 2015 p. 4 Lennart Ootes Chess Life
Stripunsky in Space City January, 2016 p. 10 Scott Wilhelm Chess Life
Nakamura January, 2016 p. 23 David Llada Chess Life
The Struggle March, 2016 FC David Llada Chess Life
David Zaklan -http://nwchess.com/nwcmag/pdf/NWC_201512_Back_Cover.pdf December, 2015 RC Jeff Roland Northwest Chess
Best Chess Art
The Chess Game August, 2015 p. 10 Yael Maimon Chess Life
GM Walter Browne October, 2015 FC Scotty Phillips Chess Life
Going Deep November, 2015 p. 40 Frankie Butler Chess Life
Chess Christmas Tree December, 2015 p. 42 Ben Papernick Chess Life
Mate in 3 February, 2016 FC Gary Venn Chess Life
Leader of the Pack - http://jimhollingsworth.us/leaderofthepack.html Jim Hollingsworth Jim Hollingsworth
NEWSPAPER MEDIA:
Best Regular Newspaper Column
  "Fearsome attacker Tate, a local favorite, dies at 58" and "A Valentine's Day over-the-board mating match — times three" 10/27/2015 & 2/9/2016 David Sands David Sands
"A True Goliath Makes His Return" & "Youth Stars Radiate Success" 5/22/2016 & 5/29/2016 Bill Cornwall Bill Cornwall
Best Regular Newspaper Article of Local Interest
  "California Women Do Well" 5/15/2016 Bill Cornwall Bill Cornwall
NEWS or FEATURES
Best Tournament Report Article
11 Rounds, 11 Titles June, 2015 p. 20 FM Mike Klein Chess Life
A New Shining Star August, 2015 p. 20 GM Daniel Naroditsky Chess Life
Promises Kept: US Open November, 2015 p. 32 Al Lawrence Chess Life
Millionaire Chess 2 January, 2016 p. 22 FM Alisa Melekhina Chess Life
Texas Tech Comeback March, 2016 p. 38 Al Lawrence Chess Life
USAT East May, 2016 p. 20 Al Lawrence Chess Life
"New faces at the top: Caruana, Paikidze U.S. champs" 4/26/2016 David Sands David Sands
  Karjakin Wins Candidates' Tournament, Qualifies For World Title Match -- https://www.chess.com/news/view/karjakin-wins-candidates-tournament-qualifies-for-world-title-match-7629 Chess.com
  Caruana, Paikidze Clinch 1st U.S. Championships -- https://www.chess.com/news/caruana-and-paikidze-clinch-first-u-s-championships-2761 Chess.com
https://new.uschess.org/news/beyond-winning-and-losing/ 3/18/2016 Vanessa West Vanessa West
World Youth and Cadet's Championship Issue 56 - 1 p. 12 - 19 Arshaq Saleem Iowa Chess
Port of Burlington Open Issue 55 - 4 p. 10 - 14 NM Pete Karagianis Iowa Chess
Iowa Open Breaks Attenance Goal! 4 Way Tie Issue 55 - 4 p. 20-35 Mark Capron and Eric Vigil Iowa Chess
2015 David Elliott Cup Single Report Eric C. Johnson Eric C. Johnson
New England Masters 2016 Spring, 2016 p. 12 - 16 Jacob Chudnovksky MACA
Best Features Article
Remembering GM Walter Browne October, 2015 p. 32 Al Lawrence Chess Life
15 From 15 December, 2015 p. 26 GM Ian Rogers Chess Life
The Return of Handicap Chess April, 2016 p. 30 GM Larry Kaufman Chess Life
Could A Chess Computer Take Over The World? -- https://www.chess.com/article/view/could-a-chess-computer-take-over-the-world Chess.com
 “The Collector: The Sets of the East India Company” - http://worldchess.com/2016/01/31/the-collector-the-sets-of-the-east-india-company/ 1/20/2016 Jon Crumiller worldchess.com
A Man Amongst Boys Spring, 2015 p. 19-24 Matt Phelps, et. Al. MACA
Best Instructive Lesson
The 7. Qf3 Taimanov Sicilian August, 2015 p. 32 IM Erik Kislik Chess Life
Stunning Your Opponent in the French Advance October, 2015 p. 40 FM Alisa Melekhina Chess Life
Going Deep November, 2015 p. 40 GM Jim Tarjan Chess Life
Winning with Botvinnink February, 2016 p. 24 GM Lev Alburt Chess Life
Pins that Don't Work
http://www.uschess.org/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,486/func,startdown/id,301/
February, 2016 p. 12-5 Pete Tamburro Pete Tamburro
https://www.chess.com/article/view/spotting-and-avoiding-tactics Dan Heisman Dan Heisman
Best Review
Staying Relevant January, 2016 p. 14 John Hartmann Chess Life
Sicilian Dragon March, 2016 p. 14 John Hartmann Chess Life
https://new.uschess.org/news/review-another-fischer-book/ 2/16/2016 Vanessa West Vanessa West
Best Humorous Contribution
Step Out of the Vehicle July, 2015 p. 8 Colin Patterson Chess Life
April Fools' Day Problems April, 2016 p. 34 GM Pal Benko Chess Life
http://il-chess.org/youthnews-56/939-april-1-dumas-blitz il-chess.org William Feldman
 Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good' --  https://www.chess.com/article/view/petes-pathetic-chess-never-good Pete Cilento Chess.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Best Historical Article
The Marshall Chess Club Turns 100 September, 2015 p. 40 Dr. Frank Brady Chess Life
Devoted April, 2016 p. 20 Al Lawrence Chess Life
 The Biggest Secret Of The Soviet Chess School -- https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-biggest-secret-of-the-soviet-chess-scool Chess.com
http://njscf.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016AnnualDraft5.pdf p. 16-17 Pete Tamburro Pete Tamburro
Conjunctions and Connections July, 2015 Kent B. Nelson John Hartmann
“The Collector: Dating Chess Sets Using Artwork” - http://worldchess.com/2016/01/01/the-collector-dating-sets-using-artwork/ 1-Jan-16 Jon Crumiller worldchess.com
“The Collector: 189 Fleet St., an Important Address in Chess History” - http://worldchess.com/2016/03/20/the-collector-189-fleet-st.-an-important-address-in-chess-history/ 3/20/2016 Jon Crumiller worldchess.com
GM Mecking, Where Is He? December, 2015 p. 4 - 6 John Barraso Pittsburgh Chess Club
The Square Holiday, 2015 p. 20 - 25 Nathan Smolensky MACA
Best Interview
Overlapping Worlds December, 2015 p. 39 Dr. Tim Redman Chess Life
Would You Like to be an International Arbiter? Issue55 - 3 p. 52 - 53 Bill Broich Iowa Chess
Alexander Shabalov: A Biography March, 2016 p. 4 - 7 John Barraso Pittsburgh Chess Club
Best Analysis
Openings for Amateurs and GMs March, 2016 p. 28 Pete Tamburro Chess Life
Kislik Variation April, 2016 p. 26 IM Eric Kislik Chess Life
Best Club Newsletter/Magazine        
En Passant - Pittsburgh Chess Club June, 2015 - May, 2016 John Barraso Pittsburgh Chess Club
ELECTRONIC MEDIA:
Best [USCF] State Chapter Website
http://il-chess.org William Feldman Illinois Chess
http://www.chessmaine.net/ Daniel DeLuca Maine Chess
Best General Chess Website
  http://ocfchess.org/ Frank Berry Jim Hollingsworth
Best Chess Blog
   
Best Electronic State Newsletter
En Passant - http://www.iowa-chess.org/#!en-passant/sqqrb July, 2015 - April, 2016 Mark Capron Iowa Chess
The Gambit - http://www.nebraskachess.com/gambit//January%202016.pdf June, 2015 - May, 2016 Kent B. Nelson Nebraska Chess
The Gambit - http://www.nebraskachess.com/gambit//August%202015.pdf June, 2015 - May, 2016 Kent B. Nelson Nebraska Chess
Colorado Chess Informant June, 2015 - May, 2016 Paul Covington Colarado Chess