The Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards 365 (SOYA 365) has been the leading grants program for emerging creative talent for over seven years.
SOYA365 is a creative melting pot spanning 11 key creative disciplines including interactive gaming, music, writing, film making, architecture and more.
SOYA provides practical support in the form of an overseas trip and tickets to the hottest industry events and experiences that money can’t buy plus $5,000 in cash.
But the real incentive is the opportunity to build a professional mentoring relationship with creative leaders like Marc Newson, Zimmermann, Ashley Ringrose and Brad Eldridge from Soap Creative, Lee Groves and Liz Ann Macgregor, helping young innovators expand their horizons, build up their business base, and learn the ropes from leading industry icons and some of the greatest creative minds in the world.
Last year SOYA attracted over 10,000 entries submitted by over 1600 young artists, designers, filmmakers, photographers and musicians. In the seventh year of the Awards, we look forward to recognising the work of a new generation and giving talented Australians the financial and professional support they need to share their work with the world.