We’ve always championed local business at Style, and this month, we’re looking to take that even further with the launch of a very exciting initiative! Style + Substance is a South-East-Queensland-wide search to find the next big idea, backed by someone with a lot of substance (and style) ready to take on Brisbane and the world. If you have what it takes, we’ll give you the boost you need to take it to the next level with $10,000!

Nominees can submit their applications online up until August 17, whereby a panel of Brisbane business personalities including Fashion Illustrator Kerrie Hess, Beginning Boutique Founder/Director Sarah Timmerman, Josephmark Co-Founder Ben Johnston and Style’s Managing Editor, Paul Johnston will narrow the field down to four finalists, who’ll be featured in an upcoming issue of Style.

The overall winner, as voted by the public, will take home a prize of $10,000, and the opportunity to pick the brains of their selected panellist over lunch. You’ll also receive a full- page editorial in the October issue of Style, with an extended feature on our website.

So, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, an ideas person, or someone with awesome charitable intentions, this is your opportunity to kick your idea into gear. Click here for all the info you need, and then nominate yourself or nominate a friend!