The Sidney Prizes and Their Benefits

If you’re in the market for a sidney prize, there are several options available to you. These prizes are a great way to recognize people who are making an impact in their communities and encourage others to do the same. These awards are often based on academic accomplishments, but there are also many other criteria that can be used to select winners. In addition to monetary rewards, these prizes can have significant benefits for society as a whole.

SS Sydney Journalism Prize – This award honors investigative journalism that benefits the common good. It’s open to daily press, periodical and labor press, magazine journalism (longform; print or online), photojournalism, and opinion and analysis journalism. The winner receives a cash prize of $1,500 and a certificate. Self-nominations are allowed. The deadline is the last day of each month.

The Sidney Prize is named in memory of physicist Sidney Perkowitz and his enduring commitment to connecting art, media, and literature to science. In this spirit, the City of Sydney offers this annual prize to an individual or organization who promotes peace with justice and respect for human rights, as exemplified by Nazanin Boniadi, winner of this year’s Sydney Prize.

Nazanin’s activism and advocacy are helping to turn outrage into action, which is why she was selected as the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize winner. The City of Sydney is proud to support this work and looks forward to welcoming her to the city in 2021.

Scholarship that advances our understanding of humanity — including studies examining relationships among social, economic, political and environmental systems — is eligible for the Sydney Prize. Research involving the exploration of indigenous cultures, minority groups, or marginalised identities is particularly encouraged.

Named in memory of the renowned professor who exerted a profound influence on generations of students both inside and outside his classes, this prize is awarded to the undergraduate student whose overall writing most nearly meets the high standards of originality and integrity that Sidney Cox established for himself and for his students in their teaching.

The Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize is a $5000 prize for an outstanding short story written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident and published in Overland. The winning story will appear in our autumn 2024 issue, while the runners-up will be featured online. For more information on how to submit your entry, visit the contest page. Subscribers get a special discount rate when entering the competition. Please note: If your work takes up the voice or experience of a marginalised identity, please tell us about yourself and your connection to this community or experience when you submit your entry. This is important for the judges to consider. It will help us to ensure that we are supporting the voices of a wide range of writers and perspectives. Thanks for your consideration! We look forward to reading your work!