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YJA Young Blogger of the Year 2017 – Winners Announced
Monique and Ollie Vennis-Ozanne presented with their winning certificates by Barry Pickthall, Chairman of the Yachting Journalists' Association.

Monique (15) & her brother Ollie Vennis-Ozanne (13) from Fareham, Hampshire, are worthy winners of the first YJA Young Blogger of the Year Competition.   Their video on last year's Ovington Junior Inland Sailing Championship at Rutland Water was headlined at the Prizegiving held at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 3rd March.  The judges determined that this young brother and sister team, who are looking to make a first break into sailing journalism. showed remarkable professionalism, mixing drone footage with crew interviews and running commentary 

Monique and Ollie Vennis-Ozanne won the latest GoPro video camera presented  by 1080 Media TV, whose Managing Director Cliff Webb said: "The standard of entries for this first YJA Young Blogger Competition was encouragingly high and we as a company would be very happy to give these two an opportunity to gain work experience within the industry."

A quartet of talented youngsters were shortlisted from a wide entry encompassing all media skills from video, photography, standard blogs to an and paintings.

Runners up:

 'Highly Commended' entries


Entries are now open for the 2018 YJA Young Blogger Competition which is open to ANY aspiring young Journalist aged 21 or younger on the 31st December 2018.

 Click Here  for entry details.

For further information and interview opportunities contact:- Chris English, YJA Secretary.

Telephone - +44 (0)7711 717470 - Email


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