Spirit of Youth Awards

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards 365 (SOYA 365) has been the leading grants program for emerging creative talent for over eight years.

SOYA365 is a creative melting pot spanning 11 key creative disciplines:

Visual Design & Communications

Winner 2013: Wing Lau

A graduate of the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Wing Lau works across a diverse range of design disciplines including, but not limited to branding, poster, typography, curatorial and as brand environment. His work is characterised by a minimal and clean aesthetic.
Prev
1 of 1
Next

This year SOYA 365 winners will be able to follow their creative dreams with the trip of a lifetime of their choosing. An open voucher for $5000 worth of air travel will let them go wherever inspiration and opportunity takes them.

A further $5,000 in cash will give winners in each category an added boost, helping them - in practical terms - to choose their own adventures and help propel their creative careers.

But the real incentive is the opportunity to build a professional mentoring relationship with creative leaders like Polly Borland, Lisa Dempster, Marc Newson, Zimmermann, 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.

For more information visit the SOYA website, Blog, Facebook page and Twitter account.

Visual Design & Communications

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers visual designers aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally renowned designer and founder of the award winning agency Frost, Vince Frost, as well as $5000 cash!

Film & Video

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers filmmakers aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally renowned director and twice Golden Globe Nominee Robert Luketic, as well as $5000 cash!

Animation

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers animators aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally renowned Animation Director Marco Marenghi known for hits such as Alice in Wonderland and I Am Legend, as well as $5000 cash!

Music

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers musicians aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally recognised producer, songwriter and engineer Lee Groves, as well as $5000 cash!

Visual Arts

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers visual artists aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally-respected curator, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, as well as $5000 cash!

Architecture & Interior Design

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers architects and interior designers aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally-respected architect, Brian Zulaikha, Director of TZG and President of the Australian Institute of Architects, as well as $5000 cash!

Craft & Object Design

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers object designers and craftspeople aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with iconic Australian Designer Marc Newson, as well as $5000 cash!

Photography

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers photographers aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with acclaimed Australian photographer Polly Borland, as well as $5000 cash!

Fashion

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers fashion designers aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with iconic Australian label Zimmermann, as well as $5000 cash!

Interactive Gaming

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers interactive enthusiasts and gamers aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally renowned agency Soap Creative directors Ashley Ringrose & Brad Eldridge, as well as $5000 cash!

Written Word

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards offers writers aged 30 and under the chance to accelerate their creative careers with $5,000 in Qantas flights to see them jet away to where inspiration and opportunity dictate. They will also be offered a professional mentorship with author and Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival Lisa Dempster, as well as $5000 cash!

Back to top