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YAJA - Young Art Journalism Awards

Contemporary art and culture captured by emerging journalists and creatives.

What’s YAJA?

YAJA is a new innovative awards concept giving journalism, media and art students the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way.

YAJA is designed to offer students and fresh graduates media opportunities, industry mentoring, networking opportunities and a large audience reach as well as awards recognition.

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

YAJA is free to enter, independent and 100% self-funded.

… we have a small favour to ask. YAJA is growing and more students are getting involved. The YAJA’s independent student support takes a lot of time, money and hard work to do. But we do it because we believe what we do matters and it might well be your perspective, too. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

YAJA depends on sponsorships and donations.

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 offers 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

Why students should enter?

YAJA is a great way to increase awareness and to showcase 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 ArtNewsPortal.com, including social channels and eNewsletter.


Why Universities should contribute to YAJA.

YAJA is a unique global project where education connects with industry - all for the benefits of participating students.

  • Create awareness about your university on a global level
  • Show leadership in preparing students for their professional career
  • students to get industry experience and recognition
  • YAJA the practice part of a relevant unit
  • Quality Control: Join our Judging Panel

Your engagement and support is welcome and highly appreciated


Art Industry / Artists: Why participate in YAJA?

YAJA is a great platform to increase awareness about your project.

  • Offer media opportunities to students
  • Offer industry mentoring
  • Develop a brief and work with the student
  • Work with our team of digital marketing and communications experts.
  • Reach a large and established audience
  • Share the article on your digital channels

Your engagement to support YAJA and Students is welcome and appreciated.


YAJA Concept