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YAJA (Young Art Journalism Awards) 2018 Winners announced!

BY YAJA | 29-Nov-2018
The results are out! Again in 2018, the YAJA awards have seen some fierce international competition. The overall winner comes from Concordia University in Canada. Following closely are two top-quality submissions - one from Hong Kong and one from South Africa. #YAJATALK @YAJATALK
Young Art Journalism Awards 2018 Winners announced
This is the second time a student from Concordia University is rewarded for a top quality submission, after YAJA Ambassador Ambre Sachet taking out a finalist award in 2016. Considering that the first language in Montreal is French, this is a huge achievement.

Also, 2018 is the first time Hong Kong students entered into the competition, winning one of the top awards in an instant, plus the best mobile/video submission. Well done!

It is also the first time a student from South Africa wins one of the finalist awards.

2018 Winners

Overall Winner

More Than Just Free Wine And Cheese
BY Chloe Lalonde / Concordia University, Montreal / Canada
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Hong Kong Street Artists Struggle To Brighten Up The City
Reported by Phoebe Lai; Edited by Robert McGain; Photos edited by Kobie Lee / Hong Kong Baptist University / Hong Kong
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The Stigma Lives On
BY Khethokuhle Mthethwa / North-West University / South Africa
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Best Video

How Chinese Treats Hungry Ghosts
BY Reported by Holly Chik and Michelle Ng; Video edited by Angela Cheung / Hong Kong Baptist University / Hong Kong
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Editors' Choice

Taut: An Exhibition Review
BY Miranda Hine / Queensland University of Technology / Australia
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People's Choice

Chinese Cafe In Nottingham A Relaxing Haven For Tea Lovers
BY Malvika Padin / Nottingham Trent University / England
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The ‘Secretary of Bass’ Opens Up About Mental Health
BY Noelle Huser / University of Montana / Canada
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The Challenges Facing Indie Musicians In Hong Kong
Reported by Katherine Li and Rachel Yeo; Edited by Jade Li / Hong Kong Baptist University / Hong Kong
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The Australian Obsession
BY Madelyn Smith / The University of Newcastle / Australia
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Sounds Of Change
BY Claire Galloway / Edinburgh Napier University / Scotland
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The YAJA team would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to

The YAJA Judging Panel of academics and industry professionals.

All YAJA Ambassadors

All the lecturers and students who shared the love and told their peers and fellow students about YAJA.

Without the strong commitment from the YAJA community the YAJA would be impossible.

Please note that YAJA is ongoing. After the deadline is before the deadline. Anything submitted from now to the end of October 2019 will be in the run for the 2019 YAJA awards.

More exciting news coming in early 2019.