The Lord Greenway

Honorary Secretary
Chris English
45 The Ridgway
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Calling budding young bloggers, journalists, video/photographers and aspiring radio presenters.

Looking for a first break in yachting journalism?

Are you under 21?

Here’s a golden opportunity to get your work published ...And noticed by leading editors and producers across the Globe.

Enter the 2017 YJA Young Bloggers Competition to win the latest GOPRO video camera or iPhone.

More importantly, promising entrants get the chance to work alongside leading media figures within the industry including yachting photographers like Rick Tomlinson, gain experience covering a major Olympic event, powerboat or ocean race like the 2018 Golden Globe Race, and take up work experience opportunities with boating magazines and media.


Where could this lead to? We hope to a worthwhile career in boating journalism.
Send us your creative stories in audio, jpeg, text or video format to - Files larger than 10mb should be sent via the free FTP service

Include your full address details and date of birth.

Every entrant has the opportunity to join the Yachting Journalists’ Association as a Student member and receive an official Press Card.


Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be under the age of 21 on the 31st December 2017

Entries close at Midnight UTC on 30th November 2017

Entrants can submit multiple entries to the competition

Winners will be announced at the YJA Yachtsman of the Year Awards luncheon in London on Tuesday 8th January 2018

The YJA reserves the right to publish entries – with full credits – on the YJA web site and offer submissions to publishers and producers free of charge to promote your work and the competition on other media related web sites.

* Competition entries must be produced entirely by the entrant. The YJA reserves the right to reject entries that show plagiarism or outside assistance.

Where complex post-production techniques have been employed, entrants may be required to provide a detailed description of how these were achieved.

Here is a link to a video diary about the 2016 Round the Island Race produced by Andrew Shrimpton, then 16 - great example of video blog


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