Sidney Prizes are awards given to people or organisations that have made a difference to humanity. They can be awarded for a number of different reasons, including academic achievement or personal attributes. Regardless of the reason, a sidney prize is a great way to recognise someone’s achievements. These prizes can also encourage others to do the same and make a change in society.
Sid was an idealistic man who believed that science should be a tool to promote the public good. He was willing to challenge accepted dogma, but always backed up his ideas with solid evidence. He also fought for academic freedom, defending the right of scholars to publish their research without fear of censorship. Sid’s dedication to these principles earned him the respect of his colleagues and students.
In addition to his research, Sid was a committed teacher and was dedicated to the idea that students should have a broad educational experience in addition to their field of study. He was instrumental in implementing the interdisciplinary program at Hamilton, and generations of students are indebted to him for his many gifts as an inspiring teacher and storyteller. He was also a champion of the liberal arts, and his legacy lives on in scholarships and professorships that bear his name.
The 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize seeks moving, powerful and original stories of up to 3000 words that are themed loosely around the notion of travel. The winner will receive $5000 and the opportunity for their story to be published in Overland’s autumn 2023 issue. Two runners-up will be paid $750 each. The judges, Laura Elvery, Paige Clark and Michael Winkler, would like to thank all the writers who submitted for this year’s competition.
This month, The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced a list of the winners for the inaugural “Sidney” journalism award. The prize is presented monthly for outstanding investigative journalism that is published in a magazine, newspaper, online news site or blog. It is named after the late journalist who founded The New York Times Book Review and was a longtime supporter of The Hillman Foundation.
The winner will be announced on the second Wednesday of each month. To be considered, nominations must be received by the end of the day on the last business day before the announcement date. Nominations can be submitted by any individual, but must include the title of the article and the date it appeared in print. Nominations should be for work that appears in American publications. For more information on how to nominate, click here.