How to Apply For a Sidney Prize

A Sidney Prize is an award given out annually to recognize individuals making significant strides toward improving society. These prizes serve as an effective way of acknowledging their efforts while inspiring others to join them. However, not everyone who applies for one will be successful; there are several key things that need to be kept in mind before applying.

The Hillman Prize, established in 1950, recognizes journalists, writers and public figures who pursue social justice and policy for the common good. Winners are selected on merit each month – nominees can submit works published anywhere – American magazines, newspapers or broadcast media – regardless of publication venue. It was named after journalist and philanthropist Sidney Hillman; winners receive a $5,000 honorarium each month as their reward.

In addition to honoring scientists, the Sydney Prize also honors writers and journalists who address social issues through writing. Last year’s winner was Amanda Hess for her article on online sexism; other winners include William Zinser who discussed student hypersensitivity as an obstacle to adapting to real-life situations.

Andrew Gemant Memorial Prizes are another popular Sydney prizes that recognize physicists for making contributions to cultural, artistic, or humanistic aspects of physics. 2023’s winner was Sidney Perkowitz for his tireless efforts in connecting art and literature to his field; other finalists included Dr. James Hines who has written extensively on being gay in science and engineering.

Overland magazine and Malcolm Robertson Foundation present The Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize every month; awarding one lucky author with $5000 prize money and publication online and in Overland. Students can enter this contest, while it is open to people of all ages; to be considered for consideration, short stories must be submitted by month end in order to be eligible.

Participating in the Sydney Prize can take many forms, such as sponsoring or donating to its fund. Anyone looking to contribute should reach out directly to its organization for more details and make themselves acquainted with its rules and regulations before making an application.

The Lucy Firth Honours Thesis Prize is given annually to students completing either an honours or Masters by research thesis in Philosophy at the University of Sydney who have been significantly affected by extenuating circumstances, thus making their studies significantly harder than planned. It serves as a monetary award that recognizes their quality work as well as contributions made towards scholarship within their discipline; funded through Lucy Firth bequest and approved by University Senate; regulations can be found here.