2010 Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s CJA Award Winners!

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.

Dear CJA Membership:

Due to nursing my left hearing which as some of you may have known I lost for several days due to a severe case of swimmer’s ear I will not be making the trip out west to Irvine. I will however rejoin you south in 2011 in Orlando. Though I may not be with you in California, my heart and dedication to chess journalism and to the CJA reaches far and beyond. I am pleased to announce the following individuals as winners of their respective categories for the 2010 Chess Journalists of America Annual Chess Journalism Awards. Most of the awards winners have their entries saved as pdf files and can be viewed and downloaded here through September 9th, 2010. I am also submitting my CJA Awards Committee Report which you may download here. In addition, you may review the votes per each entry here (in Excel format) or here (on a web page), the names of the awards judges have been removed but their votes stand correctly. I thank you all and wish you each a safe and wonderful remainder of this Summer 2010. Please do not hesitate in contacting me at should any question(s), comment(s) or thoughts(s) come up.


2010 Chess Journalists of America
Annual Chess Journalism Awards

Category Winner
CJA Chess Journalist of the Year (2010) Dan Heisman
CJA Best Story of the Year Award From Russia With Lev
CJA Best Chess Column Award Dan Heisman
CJA Best State Magazine/Newsletter Award Georgia Chess
CJA Best Tournament Report Article Award Hikaru
CJA Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout Award The entire January/February 2010 issue of Georgia Chess
CJA Best Regular Newspaper Chess Column Award Bill Cornwall
CJA Best Regular Newspaper Local Area Interest Chess Column Award The October 18th, 2009 chess column of Chess A Knight’s Tour printed in the [Fort Lauderdale] Sun Sentinel
CJA Best Chess Photojournalism Award George Mirijanian analyzing with Mateos Sahakian
CJA Best Instructive Lesson Award When Adults Learn Basic Material
CJA Best Review Award Botvinnik the Invincible!
CJA Best Humorous Contribution Award The Georgia Chess Repeater (April Fool’s Supplement)
CJA Most Notable Achievement in Correspondence Chess Award Duliba Dubbed CCGM
CJA Best Historical Article Award Snapshots from a Life
CJA Best Interview Award Karpov on Fischer
CJA Best Chess Art Award Cover of Chess Life‘s June 2009 issue
CJA Best Analysis Award Re-Fried Liver
CJA Best [USCF] State Chapter Website Award Official website of the Northern California State’s USCF chapter
CJA Best General Chess Website Award Official website of the United States Chess Federation
CJA Best Streamed Video of Chess News Award Chess Diva episode #8