Sidney Prize is an award given to those who have done something exceptional and are helping change the world for the better. These awards can be given in a number of different categories and are often highly competitive, so it is important to make sure that you understand the rules and regulations before applying for one yourself.
One of the most prestigious prizes available is the Sydney Peace Prize, which is awarded to those who promote peace and have made an impact in their communities. This is a great way to recognize those who are making a difference and encourage others to do the same. There are also a number of other prizes that can be awarded, including the SS Sydney Journalism Prize which is given to those who have published outstanding journalism that contributes to the public good.
The prize is named in honor of the late Sidney Cox, a professor of English at Hamilton College who had a profound influence on generations of students both inside and outside the classroom. It is given to the best overall work by an undergraduate student in the Honors Program and is based on the judgment of faculty members that the writing most nearly meets those high standards of originality and integrity that Cox set both for himself and for his students in his teaching.
Established in 1968, the Sydney Hillman Foundation has given tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to college students, scholars, and educators to advance research into humanities and liberal arts studies, with an emphasis on social and cultural issues. It has also made a number of large gifts to support medical research and the Sidney Hillman Health Centers in New York and Philadelphia.
In addition to the annual Sydney Prize, the Foundation has created the monthly SS Sydney Journalism Prize to recognize investigative journalism that benefits the common good. It is open to daily press, periodical and labor press, magazine journalism (longform; print or online), photojournalism, and opinion and analysis journalism. Self-nominations are permitted and the deadline for submission is the last day of each month.
The 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize is now closed and we are pleased to announce that Yeena Kirkbright has won this year’s competition for her short story ‘Camperdown Grief Junk’. We thank all of the shortlisted authors for their wonderful stories and wish them well in the future. The winner and the shortlisted entries are to be published in Overland’s Summer 2023 edition. The competition is judged blind and writers can enter by taking out a new subscription here. The competition will be running again in 2024 and further details can be found here.