Home Page Chess Life Online 2009 March Chess Journalists of America Awards
|Chess Journalists of America Awards|
|By Jonathan Hilton|
|August 24, 2009|
Browse through the winning submissions in the June 2008-May 2009 Chess Journalists of America awards. The list includes pdf downloads of winning articles, prepared by chief judge Jonathan Hilton. |
The CJA Journalist of the Year is GM and Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Evidence of Kosteniuk's endless enthusiasm for journalism, including social media, can be found by following her on twitter , her official website, her youtube station, her podcast, Chess Killer Tips and her new chess blog!
Alexandra has been promoting chess frequently this year in America, at her chess school in Miami, at the SuperNationals and the U.S. Open! She will be continuing this trend by giving a simul at the 2009 K-12 Nationals (Dallas, Texas, Dec.10-13- more details coming soon).
Check out the CJA website for more details on these awards, and the organization. Also look for more news on the Fred Cramer Award for the Book of the Year sponsored by the U.S. Chess Federation, the Chess Journalists of America, and the U.S. Chess Trust. This year's book of the year is Blindfold Chess by Eliot Hearst and John Knott.
Chess Life Magazine, Chess Life for Kids and Chess Life Online won many awards, including best tournament report, historical article, art and website, which makes this a good time to remind you to sign up for the CLO RSS!
Jonathan Hilton also noted, three additions to the list below,
Cat 5, Best Chess Art
HM’s to “The Many Faces of the New U.S. Champion” by Frankie Butler (22.6/30) and “The McCain Gambit” by R.Reynolds (22.4/30.0).
Cat 6, Best Chess Photograph
“Viktors Pupols” by Philip Petersen won with 29.0/30.0
HM’s to “de gib bang” by Philip Petersen with 28.0/30.0 and “The King Slap Heard Round the World” by B. Dynako with 25.0/30.0
Cat 8, Best Newspaper Column
Local Award to “Chess: A Knight's Tour” (Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel) by Bill Cornwall with 15.5/30.0.
With no further ado, the winners are...
Category 1 ... Chess Journalist of the Year (by CJA vote)
Category 2 ... Best Chess Column
Category 3 ... Best State Magazine
Category 4 ... Most Notable Achievement In Correspondence Chess
Category 5 ... Best Chess Art
Category 6 ... Best Chess Photograph
Category 7 ... Best Tournament Report
Category 8 ... Best Regular Newspaper Column
Category 9 ... Best Chess Web Site
Category 10 ... Best Historical Article
Category 11 ... Best Interview
Category 12 ... Best Editorial
Category 13 ... Best Review
Category 14 ... Best Analysis
Category 15 ... Best Instructive Lesson
Category 16 ... Best Humorous Contribution
Category 17 ... Special Recognition Award
Category 18 ... Excellence in Chess Writing, Mainstream Media