Who can join the YAJA TEAM

  • All higher education students and fresh graduates 
  • Students or graduates from any recognised University
  • 2nd/3rd/+ year undergraduates, postgraduate students
  • No age restrictions
  • Submitting entrants must be the original owners of their work.

Conditions of submission

  • Articles must be art and culture related
  • English translation if written in native language

Requirements and Quality

Articles must be art, design or culture related and contain:

  • Author Name / Student Group Name
  • Student ID
  • University Name
  • Catchy headline
  • Teaser text
  • One hero image (min 1000px wide)
    • Written Article: 600 + words or
    • Video Story: HD, can be filmed with Phone or GoPro or
    • Audio file
  • Links to resources: Web, social, clips
  • #/@ tags
  • English translation if written in native language


  • Overall Winner
  • 2 x Finalists
  • People's Choice
  • Editor's Choice
  • Best Mobile Journalism
  • Shortlisted Entries

YAJA Code of conduct notification

YAJA is here to support you. In case you run into any unforeseeable problems, have any questions or are in need of help, please contact us at any time.

However there are some rules in place that you need to follow

  • By taking a dedicated media opportunity you agree to upload your article within 5 days.
  • You agree to represent ANP / YAJA appropriately in a professional way.
  • If for any reason you cannot fulfil your commitment you need to inform YAJA as soon as possible.

We're all about professionalism.

The breech of the above rules will automatically lead to banning you from YAJA.

Annual Awards Time Line

OCTOBER 31st  Award submission / entries closed
NOVEMBER Nominations Announced
END NOVEMBER Presentation Winners announced


Shortlist and Judging

  • The YAJA team will announce shortlisted entries.
  • Winners are determined by a panel of University academics and respected industry figures.

Intellectual Property

  • Any submission created using unauthorized, pirated copies of computer software will not be accepted.
  • The organiser does not make any claims of copyright or intellectual property on the work entered.
  • Upon submission, the entrant gives permission to the organiser to publish, exhibit and promote their name, image and the content of the submission.
  • Entrants acknowledge their submissions may be used for publicity purposes.
  • The entrant acknowledges that the organiser has the right to reproduce materials in whole or part without payment of release or licensing fees to the holder of publication rights or copyright.
  • Upon submission, the entrant agrees to indemnify the organiser from and against any and all liability arising as a result of their entry infringing the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  • If an award finalist or winner is in breach of the terms and conditions of entry, the entrant’s submission will be deemed invalid and the award deemed null and void, and returned. The entrant may be liable for any costs associated as a result of action taken.

YAJA has the right to amend these terms and conditions at their discretion.