For the third year running, Qantas is launching th

For the third year running, Qantas is launching the Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA). From May 15 to July 31, Australian artists (25 and under) can enter their work for the chance to win $5000 in cash, $5000 in Qantas flights and mentorships with leading lights of the international creative community.

Film director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof Fence) will be joining the impressive line-up of SOYA mentors, which also includes designer Marc Newsom, fashion icon Peter Morrissey, and Elizabeth Ann MacGregor (director of Sydneys Museum of Contemporary Art).

With over 12,000 entries last year, SOYA is very popular for Australias top emerging artists.

There are seven categories Moving Pictures, Fashion Design, Industrial & Object Design, Pictures, Music, Photography and Words.

SOYA winners will be announced at a special awards night at the Art Gallery of NSW in October this year, followed by a public exhibition of winners and finalists works.

To enter you must submit artwork in one or more of the seven SOYA categories to NOISE (the media-based arts project that profiles young artists in the media) by July 31. You should provide at least three different examples of work (as high quality hard copies and/or digital versions on CD).

Upload submissions at www.noise.net or send to NOISE at GPO Box 2227, Sydney, NSW, 2001.

For more info phone 1800 080 826, or visit www.noise.net or www.soya.com.au.


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