The Different Types of the Sidney Prize

A sidney prize is an excellent way to recognize those making positive contributions to society and inspiring others, and can serve as an incentive to continue working hard toward reaching your dreams. There are various types of sidney prizes, so it is essential that before applying you research each one and understand their particular requirements.

Professor Sidney Cox had an enormously positive influence on Dartmouth students both inside and outside his classes, inspiring countless of them to write with integrity and originality that has long been his hallmark. To recognize his contributions this award recognizes undergraduate writing that best adheres to these high standards he upheld with each course he taught; Sophia Jactel from Art History won this year for her paper entitled ‘Domesticity and Diversions: Josef Israels’ Smoker as a Symbol of Peasant Culture and Home in Nineteenth-Century Holland’.

Event Cinemas Rising Talent Award is an annual grant that seeks to recognise an aspiring creative working in short film with a cash prize of $7,000. Open to Australian-based filmmakers, directors and screenwriters with no more than five short film credits; Robyn Liu has recently won this coveted prize with her imaginative, innovative and high-impact work as director, writer and actor.

Numerous individuals around the globe are working tirelessly to make a positive difference for humanity, whether through activism, writing or research. Their efforts should be recognized – and that’s why there are various sidney prize awards that offer financial incentives to those most deserving.

Hillman Foundation recognizes investigative journalists pursuing investigative reporting and deep storytelling for the common good, often uncovering social or economic injustices such as Hilton Als’ New York Times series on Haitian debt or Ed Yong’s articles on health policy at The Atlantic. Prize recipients receive substantial sums of money they can use to advance science within their communities or beyond.

Overland Magazine and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation administer an exceptional Sydney Prize called the Neilma Sydney Prize, open to subscribers and readers of Overland magazine alike, that is judged blind. It offers one winner $5,0000 along with publication both online and in Overland magazine while two runners-up will each be granted $750 prizes; Patrick Lenton, Alice Bishop and Sara Saleh serve as judges.

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