The John Fawole Chess Awards

Rewarding Excellence Since 2016

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Volunteer Panel Member
Volunteer Job Announcement: Panel of Judges - The John Fawole Chess Awards

Position: Volunteer Panel Member
Duration: February 2024 to February 2025
Location: 100% Remote

Job Description:
The John Fawole Chess Awards organizing committee is currently seeking passionate volunteers to join the esteemed panel of judges for the upcoming awards cycle. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are enthusiastic about chess and want to contribute to the recognition and celebration of exceptional talent and innovation in the game.

Review, Analysis, and Performance Evaluation: Carefully review and analyze the performances of chess players throughout the year in review for The John Fawole Chess Awards. This will involve assessing the player’s achievements, tournament results, rankings, and contributions to the chess community. Your role will be to evaluate the player’s performance and determine their eligibility for the nominee list.

Research and Data Collection: Conduct thorough research and gather relevant data to support evaluations, which may involve studying player’s tournament activities, analyzing nominees for recognition awards, and staying updated on current trends in Nigeria Chess.

Deliberation and Decision-Making: Collaborate with fellow panel members in thoughtful deliberation to select the most deserving nominees and winners for each category, ensuring fairness and transparency.


  • Passion for chess and a deep understanding of the game.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Availability from February 2024 to February 2025.
  • Students are encouraged to apply as the experience gained can be valuable for their resumes.

Application Process:
The selection process will involve a thorough review of all applications, followed by interviews with shortlisted candidates. Successful applicants will be notified by February 12, 2024.

Please note that this is a volunteer position, and no financial compensation will be provided. However, the experience gained and the opportunity to contribute to The John Fawole Chess Awards can be immensely rewarding.

For any inquiries or further information, please contact us at or +234 806 303 0617. We encourage interested individuals to apply promptly, as positions are limited to only four (4).

Interested participants should send their resume to

Thank you for your interest in joining the panel of judges for The John Fawole Chess Awards. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our team.


Sunny Eyenghe
Chairman, Panel of Judges
For The John Fawole Awards