sidney prize

The Sidney Prize is an illustrious award given annually for undergraduate writing. This prize recognizes students whose papers exhibit exceptional scholarship. Original and significant contributions should be demonstrated; judges include distinguished experts in their discipline. Winners are honored with both cash awards and plaques at an event hosted annually.

The Sidney Hook prize honors late American philosopher Sidney Hook, renowned for his extensive writings on academic freedom and integrity issues. Each year at its national conference, the National Association of Scholars presents this prize in recognition of an individual whose significant efforts have defended academic freedom or upheld academic integrity in scholarly life.

This annual award of $2,000 goes to a graduating senior who, through their senior thesis and general academic performance, demonstrates excellent humanities-based scholarship of broad and interdisciplinary scope. This prize was established through a generous gift by Sidney E. Iwanter, longtime trustee of the university.

Sidney Cox had an indelible mark on his students both inside and outside the classroom. His determination in seeking truth allowed him to oppose corruption and injustice – an impactful legacy which lives on today through scholarships and professorships at Hamilton College including the Sidney Cox Professorship of History.

The Neilma Sydney Prize offers students an opportunity to showcase their writing while being acknowledged by professional publishers. The winning piece will be published in Overland Magazine while runners-up stories will appear online; judges for this competition include Patrick Lenton, Alice Bishop and Sara Saleh.

Every month, the Sidney Hillman Foundation recognizes an exceptional piece of journalism serving the public interest. Nominations for consideration must be submitted by midnight of the last day in each month – they can either be printed or online pieces published within that same month.

Sidney Prize recognizes each year a nominee who epitomizes Sidney’s dedication to social justice, fighting tirelessly for human rights across religions and races while advocating peace through justice, nonviolence and protection of civil liberties – which includes civil liberties. Of all awards presented annually by Sidney Peace Prize stands as its pinnacle award.

Event Cinemas Rising Talent Prize celebrates a trailblazing NSW practitioner whose work stands out for innovation, imagination and high impact. Open to film creatives such as directors or screenwriters with no more than five short film credits under their belts; Event Cinemas and the City of Sydney co-sponsor this 2023 Prize.