The highest order in Hungary, the Order of St Stephen, was given to Judit Polgar, acknowledging her life-long chess career and unique educational achievements. 

Shortly after this prestigious medal, the JP Chess Palace Competence Developing Student Book and Exercise Book series has won the Hungarian Quality Product Award. JPCF is proud to reveal these awards and the fact that in more than 150 elementary schools, students and teachers are giving positive feedback of the practical use of the Chess Palace programme.