Story Time Chess, which debuted last year to introduce young children to the game of chess, has won a Gold Stevie Award in the Game-based Curriculum Solutions category for the 19th Annual American Business Awards. Nicknamed the Stevies — from the Greek word for “crowned” — the American Business Awards allow organizations of all sizes in the U.S. to submit nominations, including public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit.
Awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, June 30.
Story Time Chess adds its new Stevie to a list of awards that includes a People’s Choice of the Year (TOTY) Award.
“We are absolutely thrilled to add a Stevie Award to our list of achievements,” said Andrew Kashian, co-founder of Story Time Chess. “It’s been our goal to develop a fun and entertaining way to teach children as young as three the timeless game of chess and we are so grateful to be recognized with this outstanding award.”
This year, the Stevies saw more than 3,800 nominations from organizations across multiple industries, submitted for consideration in categories such as Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Virtual Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Story Time Chess was nominated in the Game-based Curriculum Solutions category.
More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging to select this year’s Stevie Award Winners.
“The American economy continues to show its resilience, and as we’re poised on the beginning of what should be a phenomenal period of growth, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of a wide range of organizations and people over the past 18 months,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the ingenuity, the commitment, the passion, the adaptability, and the creativity of the American people. We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners during our virtual ceremony on June 30.”