In 1992, a novel Award was instituted by the ICCA, the ICCA Journal Award. The Award is to be adjudicated annually to a first-time author for the best article in the ICCA/ICGA Journal in the year under consideration.
Year
Award Winner
Article
Published in
1993
Peter Jansen
Peter Jansen (1993). KQKR: Speculatively Thwarting a Human Opponent.
Vol. 16, No. 1

1994
Chrilly Donninger
Chrilly Donninger (1993). Null Move and Deep Search: Selective-Search Heuristics for Obtuse Chess Programs.
Vol. 16, No. 3

1995
Bradley Kuszmaul
Bradley Kuszmaul (1995). The StarTech Massively Parallel Chess Program.
Vol. 18, No. 1
pdf
1996
Michael Buro
Michael Buro (1995). ProbCut: An Effective Selective Extension of the Alpha-Beta Algorithm.
Vol. 18, No. 2
pdf
1997
Mark Brockington
Mark Brockington (1996). A Taxonomy of Parallel Game-Tree Search Algorithms.
Vol. 19, No. 3

1998
Andreas Junghanns
Andreas Junghanns (1998). Are there Practical Alternatives to Alpha-Beta?
Vol. 21, No. 1

1999
Ernst A. Heinz
Ernst Heinz (1998). Efficient Interior-Node Recognition.
Vol. 21, No. 3

2000
Darse Billings
Darse Billings (2000). Thoughts on RoShamBo.
Vol. 23, No. 1

2001
Thomas Thomsen
Thomas Thomsen (2000). Lambda-Search in Game Trees with Application to Go.
Vol. 23, No. 4

2002
Ren Wu
Ren Wu, Don Beal (2001). Fast, Memory-efficient Retrograde Algorithms.
Vol. 24, No. 3

2003
David Fotland
David Fotland (2002). Static Eye in "The Many Faces of Go".
Vol. 25, No. 4

2004
Haw-ren Fang
Haw-ren Fang, Tsan-sheng Hsu, Shun-Chin Hsu (2004). Checking Indefinitely in Chinese-Chess Endgames.
Vol. 27, No. 1

2005
Kohei Noshita
Kohei Noshita (2005). Union-Connections and Straightforward Winning Strategies in Hex. + Companion pdf
Vol. 28, No. 1
pdf
2006
Fridel Fainshtein
Fridel Fainshtein, Yaakov HaCohen-Kerner (2006). A Chess Composer of Two-Move Mate Problems.
Vol. 29, No. 1
pdf
2007
Gian Piero Favini
Paolo Ciancarini, Gian Piero Favini (2007). A Program to Play Kriegspiel.
Vol. 30, No. 1

2008
Rémi Coulom
Rémi Coulom (2007). Computing “Elo Ratings” of Move Patterns in the Game of Go.
Vol. 30, No. 4
pdf
2009
Nathan Sturtevant
Nathan Sturtevant (2008). An Analysis of UCT in Multi-Player Games.
Vol. 31, No. 1
pdf
2010
Yoshikuni Sato
Yoshikuni Sato, Daisuke Takahashi, Reijer Grimbergen (2010). A Shogi Program based on Monte-Carlo Tree Search.
Vol. 33, No. 2
pdf
2011
Petr Baudiš
Petr Baudiš (2011). Balancing MCTS by Dynamically Adjusting the Komi Value.
Vol. 34, No. 3

2012
Diogo R. Ferreira
Diogo R. Ferreira (2012). Determining the Strength of Chess Players Based on Actual Play.
Vol. 35, No. 1

2013
Kunihito Hoki
Kunihito Hoki, Tomoyuki Kaneko, Akihiro Kishimoto, Takeshi Ito (2013). Parallel Dovetailing and its Application
to Depth-First Proof-Number Search.
Vol. 36, No. 1