There are a lot of people who have made an impact on society and it is important to recognise their work. A sidney prize is a great way to do this and it can be awarded for a variety of reasons. There are many different types of sidney prizes and each one has its own criteria for who should be given it.
The SS Sydney Prize is an award that recognizes long-form essays on politics and culture and captures the best in contemporary American scholarship and commentary. It was founded in 2004 and named after New York Times columnist David Brooks. The prize has been awarded to a number of writers, including Ta-Nehisi Coates who wrote that America began in black plunder and white democracy and left a legacy of inequality and racism.
Another type of sidney prize is the Hillman Prize which is given by the Sidney Hillman Foundation to journalists and writers who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good. The prize is given monthly and can be applied to work published in an American magazine or newspaper, on a news website, or on a blog, and it is available to journalists working in traditional and new media. The winner of the Hillman Prize receives a grant of $5,000 and is published in Overland magazine. The runners-up stories are also published online.
Several different types of sidney prizes are offered for writing, but the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize is open to undergraduate students who have completed two years of study. This year’s winner is Yeena Kirkbright for her story titled Camperdown Grief Junk, which was published in Overland magazine. The judges for the competition would like to thank all of the entrants for their submissions.
The University of Sydney has a rich and fascinating history of punching well above its weight, producing soldiers, political cartoonists, alchemists, spies, and murderers as well as bestselling authors and the chairman of a Premiership football club. It has also shaped modern science, Keynesian economics, and of course, Sherlock Holmes.
The University of Sydney is proud of its heritage and continues to look to the future. This is reflected in our approach to education, research and engagement with the world. We have an ethos of ‘innovation with integrity’, which drives everything we do. We believe that science should be used for the benefit of humanity, and we encourage our students to challenge accepted dogma and ask difficult questions. In addition to our world-class academic programs, we provide students with an array of opportunities for cultural and civic engagement. This is what makes us a stand-out global university. Our students are encouraged to think for themselves and we prepare them to be leaders in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our staff are passionate, and their commitment to excellence is unmatched. The University of Sydney is a place where people can make a real difference in the lives of others.