The Sidney Prize

A sidney prize is an award given out annually in recognition of individuals who make significant contributions to humanity, including writers and activists. The sidney prize can be presented across various fields such as writing or activism; rewarding those for their hard work while encouraging others to get involved is also an incentive for all. There are various kinds of sidney prizes; each comes with its own requirements for eligibility.

Hillman Sydney Prize recognizes journalists and writers who work to advance social justice and public policy for the greater good. Judges look for discernment when selecting stories worthy of coverage; resourcefulness in reporting them; courage when reporting; skill in telling their tale. Winning this prestigious award can be extremely important to their career success and can give an added boost.

Other sidney prizes focus on specific fields, like engineering or linguistics, and are awarded to students doing exceptional work in these areas. One such sidney prize focuses specifically on women engineering; it encourages more female engineers into the profession. Recognizing their efforts with such awards can only highlight how far women in engineering have come.

Sidney made groundbreaking discoveries in molecular biology by investigating bacterial DNA replication mechanisms. An idealist who believed that scientific research should benefit society, Sidney tirelessly campaigned for academic freedom – serving as an inspirational role model to younger scientists with his humility and sense of fair play.

Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi received this year’s Sydney Peace Prize for their contributions to the Black Lives Matter movement. Established following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in Trayvon Martin case and dedicated to human rights promotion via nonviolent means. Sponsored by Sydney Peace Foundation with an award worth $25,000;

The Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize is open to writers worldwide and was first awarded in 2022. Judges and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation decided that Yeena Kirkbright’s winning story ‘Camperdown Grief Junk” by Yeena Kirkbright should be published in Overland magazine along with runners-up stories. For more information about this competition and entrants can sign up on Overland website as well as sign up for winner announcements, Calls for Entries, Sidney’s Picks updates by signing up on their mailing list or signing up on Overland website to receive updates! Deadline for entries is 31 March 2023 – good luck to all participants!