A sidney prize is an award that honours people who have made a positive impact on humanity. These can be scientists, writers or activists and are a great way to reward their efforts and encourage others to follow suit. There are a variety of different sidney prizes, which can be awarded on a national basis. These can be based on a number of factors, including past achievements and the ability to continue making a difference into the future.
The Hillman Sydney Prize recognises journalists and authors who are pursuing social justice and public policy in the interests of the common good. It is one of the most prestigious awards available in journalism and has been awarded since 1950. In the early years, the foundation focused on illuminating the great issues of the day, including the search for a basis for lasting peace, the fight to provide better housing, medical care and jobs, and the preservation of civil liberties.
In recent years, the prize has moved to focus on investigative journalism and deep storytelling in service of the common good. It has also been given to writers who have written about subjects such as climate change, the war on drugs and the battle for democracy. The judging panel for the prize is made up of former journalists and editors, who have all contributed to the success of the magazine.
Another notable sidney prize is the SS Sidney Prize, which is awarded by Phi Beta Kappa to scholars who have demonstrated national distinction in scholarship, undergraduate teaching and leadership in the cause of liberal education. This award is named in memory of Phi Beta Kappa member Sidney Hook, who was committed to the ideals of the Society and spent his entire lifetime advancing them. The winner of this prize is honoured at the Society’s triennial council meeting and will receive $10,000 to support their scholarly work.
In addition to the SS Sydney prize, there are also a number of other sidney prizes that are available to students. These can include the Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize, which is designed to encourage young people to become involved in social change. This prize is available to students of all ages and is a great way to encourage students to develop their skills and talents.
Sophia Jactel, an art history major, won this year’s Neilma Sydney Prize for her research paper on Josef Israels’s The Smoker as a symbol of peasant culture and the home in nineteenth-century Holland. Her research was published in the journal Overland and her paper will be featured in its autumn 2022 issue.
This year’s judges, Julie Koh, Alice Robinson and Mykaela Saunders, selected eight pieces for the shortlist. The winning entry, by Saraid Taylor for her piece ‘The Labeller’, received $5000 and the two runners up received $750 each. To find out more about this year’s competition, visit the Overland website. The contest is open to all undergraduates and submissions are due by May 31.