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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Statuette for Caissa Award Contest

Hello everybody!

As you may know, starting from this year the FIDE commission for women's chess will award annually the best women's player of the preceding year with the Caissa Award. The Classical Jewelry House "Lobortas" gladly offered to be a sponsor of this event and create a very special and unique statuette. But after long discussion we decided to run a special statuette contest to give a chance to all the fans of women's chess to offer their ideas for creating the most beautiful statuette ever. That's why today the FIDE commission for women's chess and the Classical Jewelry House "Lobortas" is happy to announce the "Search for Perfection" contest:

FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess and the Classical Jewelry House “Lobortas” are glad to invite talented sculptors, artists and just every creative person who are not indifferent to chess in general and women’s chess in particular to take part in their search for the perfect award statuette for the best women’s chess player of the year. From now on, once a year, during a special award ceremony the best women’s chess player of the preceding year will be awarded with such a statuette and a prize. We invite you to send your projects of this statuette to the official jury (Igor Lobortas, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nona Gaprindashvili) to and cc to:

Keep in mind that the height of the cup shall not be more than 60 cm (23 inches) and the radius of the bottom of the statuette shall be not more than 10 cm (3.9 inches).

The Jury gives themselves the right to change and correct all the proposals when preparing the statuette. The winner of this “Search for Perfection” competition will be awarded with a special jewelry adornment from the Classical Jewelry House “Lobortas” and will be invited to take part in the award ceremony which will take place during the Women’s World Blitz Chess Championship 2010 on September 18 in Moscow, Russia, as the winner of the design competition.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to the Organizers a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release the Organizers and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. The organizers reserve the right to amend these official rules and to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules.

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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