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Win $5000 and a trip to California for submitting a game! Must be under 30

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/12/11 - 5:23 PM Permalink

Hmm, I dunno about this... I think I would be weary of entering this sort of competition. If anyone cares to read their Terms and Conditions, it states:


The intellectual property rights in all content on the SOYA Website are owned by and/or licensed to SOYA. The content is protected by Australian and international copyright laws. All rights are reserved by SOYA and the individual artists.

However, the paragraph above it states:

Entry details remain the property of SOYA. The name and photograph of SOYA winners may be used for promotional purposes by SOYA, unless the winner otherwise notifies SOYA at the time of accepting their prize. You grant SOYA a non-exclusive licence in perpetuity to utilise your attached submission in whole or in part for Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards ('SOYA') and any promotional/archival purposes. Copyright in the submission remains your property.


So does that mean the IP of a game one may be working on can be owned and licensed by SOYA if submitted to the competition but the copyright of the individual submission(s) belongs to you? I'm not an expert at this technical copyright jargon so if anyone can clear this up that would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by Mik (not verified) on Thu, 29/12/11 - 12:11 PM Permalink

I'm no lawyer.... but I read it as you retain the rights to your game and can go on to sell it or distribute it how you like... you're simply granting SOYA the rights to use your game and any media related to it in any of their self promotional efforts now and possibly in the future.

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Full details here:

Entries close: 13th January 2012

The Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards offers Interactive enthusiast and gamers aged 18 - 30 the chance to leap to the next level with a trip of a lifetime to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Texas in March 2012. You'll also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally renowned agency Soap Creative directors Ashley Ringrose & Brad Eldridge, and did we mention $5,000 cash!

To be in the running to win these great prizes from Qantas, enter your details and upload examples of your work to support your submission via the Entry Form. We're looking for original works that demonstrate your own point of view, and information on your experience or experiments in your chosen field - anything that shows us just how talented you are!