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2013 Chess Journalists of America
Journalism Awards

As we approach our annual USCF U.S. Open, we at the Chess Journalists of America once again send out a call for nominations to our Annual Chess Journalists of America Chess Journalism Awards.  The CJA awards honor the best in all facets of chess journalism.  From journalism in print to those written and published online, the most excellent in chess articles, columns, photojournalism, infographics, layout and online are honored within their respective categories.  Recognized annually by their peers, the public and members of CJA, the prestigious awards showcase work in the categories listed below which were published between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.

Submissions must be received by June 15, 2013.
Update: must be received by June 28, 2013.

CJA is the national not-for-profit body formed to encourage, promote, represent and influence policies as they relate to chess journalism.  Membership is open to everyone, not necessarily only chess journalists, at an annual membership fee of $10.  Award winners are presented with certificates and are acknowledged both in Chess Life and CJA's newsletter The Chess Journalist.  CJA's Annual Chess Journalism Awards are also open to anyone and there is an entry fee of $15 (which includes membership or renewal to CJA) for the first entry and an $8 fee for each subsequent entry. For the Best Book category, the entry fee is $25 per book (no CJA membership is included). CJA is online at, for additional information on the awards or in joining CJA, please contact CJA Awards Committee Chairman Joshua Anderson at The awards winners will be announced at our annual meeting. Shortly afterwards the winners will be announced at and in other publications.

[Note: the CJA annual meeting is held during the US Open Chess Championship. When the details of the time/place of the meeting are announced they will be posted on the home page of this web site.]

Electronic submission of entries is preferred. Send to If you send entries by mail (such as for Best Book) send them to:

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This address may change in the future, so check this announcement for a correction before submitting anything by mail.

   Chess Journalist of the Year
   Best Story of the Year
   Best Chess Column
   Best State Magazine/Newsletter
   Best Book (paper-printed only, six copies required)

   Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout
   Best Chess Photojournalism
   Best Chess Art

   Best Regular Newspaper Column
   Best Regular Newspaper Article of Local Interest

The following categories are open to journalist and publications both in print and those found online.

   Best Tournament Report Article
   Best Features Article
   Best Instructive Lesson
   Best Review
   Best Humorous Contribution
   Best Historical Article
   Best Interview
   Best Analysis

The following categories are open only to online journalist and their websites.

   Best [USCF] State Chapter Website
   Best General Chess Website
   Best Chess Blog

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