ECF Awards

Presidents Awards for Services to Chess
Nominations are invited for the ECF Presidents Awards. The awards are made annually for services to the game of chess.
Previous winners include B H Wood, The BBC, the late IM Bob Wade and a host of players and organisers. The recipient of the award will receive a plaque.
Nominations, with a short citation, should be sent (by 17 April 2010) to:
John Wickham, 55 Shakespeare Way, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6SL
or email j.r.wickham@btinternet.com
Winners of the award will be announced on the ECF website and at the ECF AGM in October.

Club of the Year and Small Club of the Year 2010
The ECF is looking for submissions from Chess clubs for these two awards. We are seeking details of clubs that stand out from the rest and clubs that their members feel proud to belong to. It’s time to get recognition of your club by becoming recipients of the award from the ECF.
The submissions should detail the clubs participation in local leagues and competitions, but also cover such items as how the club encourages membership among groups under represented in the general chess population, the contribution made to chess locally and nationally, the activities organised for juniors and comment on how the club interacts with schools and the local community.
The club(s) selected for the awards will receive a scroll, an engraved plaque and digital clock.
Send your submissions by 29 May 2010 to:
John Wickham, 55 Shakespeare Way, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6SL
or email, j.r.wickham@btinternet.com

Magazine of the Year 2010
Nominations are invited for the ECF Chess Magazine of the Year award. We are looking for nominations from either readers or editors of Chess magazines that are produced by volunteers.
The editor of the magazine selected will receive a scroll and a copy of the ECF Chess Book of the Year (any alternative to this is at the discretion of the Awards committee).
Send your nominations by 10 April 2010 to:
John Wickham, 55 Shakespeare Way, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6SL
or email, j.r.wickham@btinternet.com

Website of the Year 2010
ECF are seeking nominations for the ECF Chess Website of the Year award. We are looking for nominations from either users or the webmasters of Chess Websites that are run by volunteers.
The webmaster of the site selected will receive a scroll and a copy of the ECF Book of the Year (any alternative to this is at the discretion of the awards committee).
Nominations with the website address should be sent by 30 April 2010 to:
John Wickham at j.r.wickham@btinternet.com

ECF Congress of the Year Award
Open to Congresses/Events that are affiliated to the ECF, either individually or through another body, and held in the period 1st July 2009 to 30th June 2010.
The Judges will assess the Congress/Event over a range of factors to include accessibility to all groups, quality of the venue and facilities offered, type and range of events offered, the skill/ability of the organisers, the entry form and the publicising of the event, value for money etc. In addition the judges may seek the views of the players who entered the Congress/Event.
The winners will receive a certificate and will be able to offer a free entry to the 2011 British Championships to those entering their Congress/Event, as well as the title of “ECF Congress of the Year 2010”. The Awards committee will contact the winners after the judging is completed and then will announce the winner on the ECF website as well as at the ECF AGM in October 2010.
Eligible Congresses/Events are asked to submit a citation, with copies of the entry forms, to John Wickham, 55 Shakespeare Way, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6SL
or email j.r.wickham@btinternet.com by 5 July 2010

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