Prize List for 2015 CJA Awards


Joshua Anderson, CJA Awards Committee Chairman & Chief Judge, has provided the following list of awards for the 2015 competition for best chess journalism, as announced at the annual CJA meeting on 7 August 2015.

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Prize List for 2015 CJA Awards

   Chess Journalist of the Year -- Winner: Mike Klein , nominated by U. S. Chess Federation   Certificate
   Best Story of the Year -- Winner: Reconnecting with Caissa by GM James Tarjan - January 2015 Chess Life, Submitted by Chess Life    Certificate
   Best Chess Column -- Winner: The Practical Endgame by GM Daniel Narditsky - Chess Life    Certificate
                              (Honorable Mention -- Novice Nook by NM Daniel Heisman -    Certificate
   Best State Magazine/Newsletter -- Winner: Northwest Chess, editor: Jeffrey Roland, Submitted by Eric Holcomb    Certificate
   Best Book (paper-printed only) -- Winner: Liquidation on the Chess Board by GM Joel Benjamin - New In Chess   Certificate
                              (Honorable Mention -- The Classical Era of Modern Chess by Peter J. Monté - McFarland & Company, Inc.)    Certificate

   Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout -- Winner: Chess Life, August 2014, edited by Daniel Lucas,
                     Senior Art Director Frankie Butler, Submitted by USCF    Certificate
                              (Honorable Mention -- Chess Life, November 2014, edited by Daniel Lucas,
                                 Senior Art Director Frankie Butler, Submitted by USCF)    Certificate
   Best Chess Photojournalism -- Winner: November 2014 Cover of Chess Life, photos by Austin Fuller, Submitted by USCF    Certificate
                              (Honorable Mention -- December 2014 Cover of NorthWest Chess - Adam Porth, photographer & NorthWest Chess)    Certificate
   Best Chess Art -- Winner: Square One, December 2014 Cover of Chess Life - Keith Halonen   Certificate
                              (Honorable Mention -- "Chess and the Blackfeet Nation", March 2015 Cover of Chess Life - Sue Todd)    Certificate

   Best Regular Newspaper Column -- Winner: A Knight's Tour by Bill Cornwall    Certificate
   Best Regular Newspaper Article of Local Interest -- Winner: Gareyev Repeats at American by Bill Cornwall    Certificate

The following categories are open to journalist and publications both in print and those found online.
   Best Tournament Report Article -- Winner: Fire and Ice by Mike Klein, November 2014 Chess Life    Certificate
                              (Honorable Mention -- Stop Me if You've Heard This Before by Mike Klein, August 2014 Chess Life)    Certificate
   Best Features Article -- Winner: Reconnecting with Caissa by GM James Tarjan - January 2015 Chess Life    Certificate
                              (Honorable Mention -- How to Catch a Chess Cheater by Howard Goldowsky - June 2014 Chess Life)    Certificate
   Best Instructive Lesson -- Winner: The Browne Endgame by IM Danny Kopec and Daniel Kostovetsky - June 2014 Chess Life    Certificate
   Best Review -- Winner: Unwrapping the Enigma by John Hartmann - January 2015 Chess Life    Certificate
   Best Humorous Contribution -- Winner: He is Virtually Unbeatable as Black by Colin Patterson - March 2015 Chess Life   Certificate
   Best Historical Article -- Winner: Our Diamond Anniversary by Al Lawrence - September 2014 Chess Life    Certificate
                              (Honorable Mention -- The Match That Wasn't by Neil Brennen- July 2014 Chess Life)    Certificate
   Best Analysis -- Winner: July Madness by GM Ilya Smirin - September 2014 Chess Life    Certificate

The following categories are open only to online journalist and their websites.
   Best [USCF] State Chapter Website -- Winner:, Submitted by Daniel DeLuca    Certificate
   Best Chess Blog -- Winner: Chess Book Reviews by John Hartmann    Certificate

Last update: 8 December 2015

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