An Interview with Andy Lerner
Andy Lerner is a Chess Master and member of the Board of Directors at Chess in the Schools. He is the Managing Partner of IA Capital Group, a venture capital firm. With his generous support,…
The Andy Lerner Excellence in Chess Education Award is given annually to one educator representing a public school, charter school, or a non-commercial children’s chess club. The selection process is open and nationwide. Five finalists are selected by a Jury that comprises educators, Chess in the Schools alums, and public figures well-known in the chess world. Four runners-up are also recognized. The $10,000 award includes a monetary award of $5,000 to the first-place educator and another $5,000 to their school or chess club. The four other finalists will each receive a $2,000 award.
Nominees are expected to:
The following criteria will be taken into consideration by the Jury:
The following candidates are disqualified from applying:
List of Jury Members will be announced in November 2022.
The link to submit nominations will be posted on this website in late September.