25 June 2024

YJA Launches Young Journalist Award 2024 Nominations

The Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) is proud to announce that nominations for the YJA Young Journalist of the Year 2024 are now open. The award is aimed at recognising and celebrating the outstanding contributions of young journalists in the field of yachting and marine journalism.

Stu Bithell, presents Katie McCabe with her YJA Young Journalist of the Year trophy in 2021, with awards host Shirley Robertson OBE.

This prestigious award is open to individuals aged 30 and under as of December 31, 2024.

The winner of the YJA Young Journalist Award 2024 will receive a trophy and a £500 Henri Lloyd voucher, acknowledging their exceptional talent and dedication to journalism.

The award is open to young journalists producing written and visual content, including videos and photographs. Entries must be submitted via the YJA website by 23:39 on August 16, 2024.

The winner of the award will be announced at a presentation on the main stage at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show (SIBS) in September.

YJA Chairman Katy Stickland commented “As part of plans for the association’s future, I see this award as a great opportunity for those who want to work or are already working in our industry and I am looking forward to the entries. Nurturing young talent is essential in any field and plans are already underway to make that a cornerstone of the YJA’s ethos. If you want to get involved, we would love to hear from you.”

We encourage all eligible young journalists to participate and submit their best work for consideration. The YJA Young Journalist Award 2024 not only offers a platform to showcase emerging talent but also fosters the growth and recognition of the next generation of yachting journalists.

Please submit your entry here https://yja.world/yja-young-journalist-of-the-year-2024/

Visit https://yja.world/ for more on the YJA. For press inquiries, please contact: Emma York, YJA Communications  emma@freshapproachpr.co.uk

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Notes to Editors:

The aim of the Yachting Journalists’ Association is to promote greater awareness of all aspects of leisure boating through the professional services offered by its members. The YJA represents hundreds of specialist marine journalists, photographers, TV and radio presenters and Web editors across all the major sailing and boating regions in the world.