25 May 2023

2023 CJA Awards Announcement

The May 2023 issue of Chess Life (CL) carried the annual kickoff announcement for the Chess Journalists of America (CJA) awards. The call for entries started,

The CJA awards recognize the best in all facets of chess journalism, both print and online. The best chess articles, columns, photojournalism, layout, and online writing are honored within their respective categories. Recognized annually by their peers, the public, and members of CJA, the prestigious awards showcase American works published in English between June 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023.

The list of award categories is online at CJA Award Categories (chessjournalism.org). The following comparison shows the categories behind the CL announcements for both 2022 and 2023.

2022 2023

What's changed? Two categories from 2022 have disappeared -- 'Best Twitch Channel' and 'Best Instagram Feed' -- while no new categories have been added. A few other categories have been redefined, where the new definitions are:-

- 'Junior (Under 21 at time of writing)'
- 'Best Tournament/Match Coverage (may be a series of videos)'
- 'Best Scholastic Coverage in State (may be multiple articles)'

Last year I followed the 2022 CJA awards in a series of five posts:-

Since I'm gradually winding down by blogging activity, I don't know if I'll post so many times this year, but I'll certainly do what I can. I always look forward to seeing the lists of CJA award winners and reviewing the related material.

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