Sidney Prize is an annual award given to individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to Australia’s culture, society, or economy. Each year a panel of judges decides the winner, based on both past achievements and their potential to continue to contribute into the future. Past winners have included the Black Lives Matter movement, an international group that promotes human rights and non-violence.
In order to perpetuate in some small way the generative influence that Sidney Cox exerted upon hundreds of Dartmouth students in and out of his classes, a group of his friends has solicited funds with a view to the establishment of an annual prize for the undergraduate writing which most nearly meets his high standards of originality and integrity. The Committee will assemble in Hanover yearly to consider the manuscripts and select the prize winner.
The Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize is a competition for powerful, moving short fiction on any theme loosely linked to the notion of ‘travel’. This year Overland’s judges, Laura Elvery, Paige Clark and Michael Winkler, have chosen a shortlist of eight pieces from over 400 entries. The winning entry will be published in Overland’s summer 2023 edition, with two runners-up being published online.
One of the most notable Sidney prizes is the Sydney Peace Prize, which is awarded to individuals or organisations that have made a positive impact on Australian culture, society and the economy. This year the prize was won by the Black Lives Matter movement, an international organisation that promotes human rights and non-violence. The prize was presented by the Sydney Peace Foundation at a ceremony in November.
Besides the Sydney Peace Prize, there are several other sidney awards. These include the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize. The Judith Wright Poetry Prize is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, while the Neilma Sidney Short Story prize is open to all writers.
In addition to the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, there are several other sidney literary prizes. These include the SS Sidney Prize for long-form essays and the David Brooks SSidney Prize for journalism. The SS Sidney Prize was established in 2004 and has been awarded to writers on a variety of topics, from feminism to art. Last year, the prize was won by New York Times columnist David Brooks and William Zinsser for their article on student hypersensitivity, which can lead to mental health problems and prevent them from being prepared for the real world. The SSidney Prize is also awarded to journalists who have demonstrated exceptional courage and commitment in the face of danger. The prize is worth $110,000 and can be used to fund a research project or to cover travel expenses for researchers. Applicants must be nominated by a member of the public. The judges will select the winner based on the quality of the essay and the impact it has had on the community. The competition is run by the Dame Joan Sutherland Foundation, in partnership with the Sydney Morning Herald.