The Different Types of Sydney Prizes

Numerous individuals around the globe are tirelessly working to make an impactful difference in society, and these efforts should be acknowledged and inspired to continue. A Sydney prize can provide this recognition while encouraging others to join their cause – there are various types of Sydney prizes that can be presented and each comes with its own set of criteria as to who deserves one.

One of the premier Sydney prizes, the Hillman Prize recognizes journalists and writers pursuing social justice and public policy to benefit society at large. Established to bring to light some of our society’s greatest issues – from peacemaking efforts to better housing, medical care, and employment security needs – Murray Kempton of liberal columnist fame was its inaugural recipient; since then it has been bestowed on many journalists representing various media outlets.

Sidney Hook Memorial Award, established by Sydney prize fund in memory of Sidney Hook and presented at Society triennial Council meeting, recognizes national distinction by Phi Beta Kappa scholars across three fields — scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and leadership in furthering liberal arts education. Nominations must be submitted a year and a half in advance for consideration for this honor.

The Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize provides students with a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate their writing talents while competing for money prizes. Hosted by Overland magazine and the Neilma Sidney Foundation, anyone may enter. The winner will be published in Overland magazine’s autumn 2024 edition; runners-up will also be recognized online.

Sidney Prize for Science recognizes scientists whose contributions have had an immense positive effect on society, such as biomedical or STEM fields like biology or medicine. Winners should use their prize-winning work as part of their public duties by educating the public and spreading interest for STEM topics like biology or medicine, or creating new technologies that benefit humanity.

The Sydney Peace Prize is a renowned award that honors global voices who promote peace through justice and nonviolence, such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate Noam Chomsky and former Irish president Mary Robinson. Funded by the City of Sydney and awarded each year to someone demonstrating outstanding commitment to promoting peaceful coexistence; you can donate to its fund if you would like to contribute toward its effort.