British Chess Educational Trust Awards 2024 – closing date approaching

Please note – the closing date for nominations is 31st May 2024

The Chess Trust is inviting nominations for the BCET Awards 2024 which are for junior schools (including colleges and other education establishments) and junior clubs in the United Kingdom. The awards are for those junior schools and clubs which have shown outstanding achievements or enthusiasm in chess. We are looking for a citation giving details of the school’s/club’s achievements, activities, and actions taken to develop and improve the standards of the junior members of the school/club.

The award is an engraved board, aset of wooden pieces and a digital clock. This is a valuable award and it acts as encouragement and incentive to the schools or junior clubs. The ECF website – – lists the schools/clubs that have received the award in the past, with some citations. Please note that a school/club can apply again for an award if the last award was not recent and where a further award is considered to be justified.

Recommendations for awards should be forwarded directly to John Wickham, 55 Shakespeare Way, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6SL Email: or via the respective UK national federation (England ECF, Scotland CS, Wales WCU and Northern Ireland UCU ) by 31st May 2024.

John Wickham