The Sidney Prize is a Global Award That Honors Individuals For Their Hard Work

The Sidney Prize is a Global Award That Honors Individuals For Their Hard Work

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A sidney prize is a global award that honors individuals for their hard work. It is given to those who strive for their dreams, and has become a worldwide symbol of prestige. The winners receive significant amounts of money that they can use towards their future plans. In addition, they also get a chance to gain a lot of recognition from the public and their peers.

The Hillman Sydney Prize honors journalists and writers who pursue investigative journalism or public policy in service to the greater good. Judges look for discernment in selecting stories worth reporting; resourcefulness and courage in pursuing them; and skill in telling the tale. This year’s winner was Yeena Kirkbright for her short story, “Camperdown Grief Junk.” Judges and the Neilma Sydney Foundation also decided that the piece should be published in Overland magazine along with runners-up. Those interested in entering the contest can sign up for Overland’s email list to receive winner announcements, Calls for Entries and Sidney’s Picks updates.

In 2023, the Society for the History of Technology’s (SHOT) prize program will award the Leonardo da Vinci Medal to Kate Carte for Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture/University of North Carolina Press, 2021). The Melvin Kranzberg Dissertation Fellowship recognizes a graduate student whose dissertation research contributes significantly to the study of the history of technology. The Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship supports a research project in the history of technology that advances the careers of women and minorities. The Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize is awarded to a scholar who has shown exceptional promise in the development of her career.

The 2018 Sydney Peace Prize will recognise leading global voices who promote peace and non-violence. This year’s lecturer will be Iranian-born human rights activist and actress Nazanin Boniadi. She will join Middle East political scientist Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was recently released after 804 days of imprisonment in Iran; and Australian-born First Nations writer and author Teela Reid to deliver the prize lecture. The panel will be chaired by Australian Broadcasting Corporation presenter and journalist, Barrie Cassidy. The lecture will be held at Sydney Town Hall on 2 November. Register for the event here.