Young Innovators Award

Do you have an idea that helps create a more mentally healthy Australia?

Win a $50,000 prize pack to implement and grow your idea!

The batyr Young Innovators Award is supported by The Happiness Institute and aims to recognise creative and driven young people who are passionate about youth mental health.

We are encouraging young people across the country to submit their innovative ideas that help create a more mentally healthy Australia. These ideas could smash the stigma associated with mental ill-health, promote positive conversations around mental health or facilitate meaningful behaviour change towards help seeking.

Up to 2 applicants will win the 2021 Young Innovators Award which comes with a $50,000 prize package that includes access to networks, mentorship, budget, and desk space to help implement their idea, plus $1,000 to pocket just for being legends!

Applications close 4th June 5pm.

Before applying, make sure you read the Terms & Conditions.

Application Guidelines

Learn all you need to know about how to apply, what information you need, what our judges are looking for, and more in our Application Guidelines!


“I’m excited to be part of this year’s Young Innovators Awards.

Innovation, creativity and being a force for good are core pillars of the culture we foster at Canva and would love to see championed around the world.”

Melanie Perkins

Co-Founder & CEO, Canva

“I wish an opportunity like this was around when I was starting batyr, because we faced significant challenges when it came to scaling our reach and impact. That’s what makes the Young Innovators Award so exciting for me, the ability to give other young people the opportunity to use batyr’s 10 years worth of experience and networks to scale up their own mental health initiatives quickly and easily.”

Sebastian Robertson

Founder & Chairman, batyr

Stephen Anderson
Creative Strategy Lead, Snap Australia
Natalie Harvey
Network Sales Director, Seven West Media
Roy Leibowitz
Associate Creative Director, BMF
Margaret O’Brien
Co-Founder & CEO, Young Change Agents
Isaac Peiris
Innovation Lead, batyr
Marlee Silva
Founder, Tiddas 4 Tiddas

Prize Package

Guidance from batyr’s innovation function

Mentorship from batyr’s Founder & Chairman

Access to batyr’s network of partners

Hotdesk space at nearest batyr office

Additional budget to grow your idea

$1,000 cash prize

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The batyr Young Innovators Award is supported by The Happiness Institute.