Young Art Journalism Awards

DEADLINE : September 2016

What’s YAJA?

YAJA gives journalism, media and art students the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way.

YAJA connects students and fresh graduates with media opportunities and audiences in the art industry.

YAJA offers industry recognition and mentoring.

Yes we think globally. We love to experience your culture. Entries from all countries are welcome!

YAJA is independent and 100% self-funded, powered by Art News Portal and depending on sponsorships and donations from the public, universities and industry partners.

Our Vision:

YAJA was established to connect students and fresh graduates in journalism and creative arts with the broad and colourful arts-community.

YAJA entrants are encouraged to get in touch with the industry and to create a piece of compelling media about art and global culture.

YAJA entirely focuses on undergraduate and postgraduate students who found their love for journalism, wanting to use this opportunity to impress future employers with a great piece of arts journalism.

YAJA Concept

Who can Enter?

  • YAJA is a Global Award.
  • Must be a current student or fresh graduate from any recognised University
  • 2nd/+ year student, post graduate or fresh graduate
  • Students who are documenting or storytelling. (E.g. Journalism, Filmmaker, Photographer, Arts)
  • Single students or Student Project Groups

Why Enter?

YAJA is a great way to increase awareness and to showcase your talent.

  • Open journalistic opportunities
  • Industry mentoring and experience
  • Reach an established Audience
  • Meet exciting and influential people
  • Networking opportunities
  • Industry and Awards recognition
  • Opportunity to receive donations from our sponsors

All entries will be published on, including social channels and eNewsletter.


How to Enter

Media opportunities for students

Online journalistic opportunities, relevant work experience and industry recognition are available.

Students can express their interest or check our Facebook Group YAJA TALK for upcoming media opportunities.

Art Industry, PR agencies, artists, etc are welcome to post upcoming media opportunities @ YAJA TALK

Proposed 2016 Awards Timeline

JANUARY Awards submissions entries open
SEPTEMBER Award submission / entries closed
SEPTEMBER Nominations Announced
END OCTOBER Presentation Winners announced


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