2008 Chess Journalists of America
Jerry Hanken, president of the Chess Journalists
of America, and Jonathan Hilton, Chairman of the CJA Awards Committee,
announce their annual call for entries to the 2008 Awards program.
Winners will be recognized in Chess Life and The Chess
Journalist and will also receive a certificate from the CJA.
Print Entries: Mail one original and four photocopies, or five originals, for each entry. (Note exceptions.) Print entries may be from any publication in the U.S. or its territories.
Internet Entries: Mail relevant URL(s) with entry fee
and five cover sheets to the chief judge and email URL(s)
By entering you are giving the CJA permission to display your
entry on the CJA website.
Eligibility: Entries must be for work published between
6/1/07 and 5/31/08. Articles may be submitted to multiple categories.
Fees: All entries, except category 25, require an entry
fee of $15 for the first entry (includes 1 year of membership
in the CJA) and $8 for each additional entry. Life members free
first entry, $8 for each additional entry.
Cover Sheets: One cover sheet must be stapled to each
copy of print entries (originals and copies). Sheets are available
Entry Deadline: Entries should be mailed by 6/1/08. (Extended
... see following announcement)
In order to accommodate articles published in the June
2008 issue of The Chess Journalist, CJA Awards Committee
Chairman Jonathan Hilton and CJA President Jerry Hanken
have extended the absolute postmark deadline for the 2008
CJA Awards to June 15, 2008. Entries received later
than June 7 will be sent to judges later than other entries,
so it is still advisable to submit entries before the original
deadline. The Committee Chair intends to mail judges their
first packages of submitted entries June 9, to ensure judges
have a full six weeks to report their scores.
-- Awards Committee Chairman Jonathan Hilton, 5/31/2008
Address: Mail entries to Chief Judge Jonathan Hilton,
2590 Jupiter Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014.
Make checks payable to Chess Journalists of America.
Judges: Volunteer judges needed. CJA members or others
interested in chess journalism should contact Jonathan Hilton
Duplicate Entries: Many editors submit nominations, so
entrants may wish to check with their editors before self-nominating.