How to Win a Sidney Prize

A sidney prize is an illustrious award that honors individuals for their efforts in furthering society. These prizes can recognize individuals for various types of contributions made toward helping communities, science and arts; but winning one may prove difficult; to increase your chances of success when applying, students should become familiar with its rules and regulations before applying.

The Sydney Prize was created in 2004 to recognise writers and journalists whose writing on issues that impact public life has made an impactful contribution. Past recipients have included Amanda Hess for her article on online sexism; David Brooks and William Zinser’s piece about student hypersensitivity which leads to mental health problems as well as hinders adaptation into real-life environments; this year however the Sydney Prize went to Black Lives Matter movement, founded after Trayvon Martin was killed, led by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.

Australian media isn’t known for covering human rights and social justice issues in depth. This can be partially attributed to neoliberal ideology permeating Australian culture as well as lack of funding for investigative journalism; nonetheless some independent news outlets have made strides in this area, specifically regarding refugee crises and indigenous rights concerns.

Sydney hosts various writing contests designed to foster young writers’ creative expression while developing confidence and skills. One such competition is Overland magazine’s Neilma Sydney Prize; open to writers worldwide, its winner receives a cash prize of $5,000 plus their story being published both physically and online by Overland magazine.

Sid, upon graduating high school, decided to pursue a career in science. He initially planned on studying physics but became drawn in by molecular biology when taking an introductory course; ultimately earning himself a Ph.D. from University of Colorado’s biophysics department.

The Sidney Hook Memorial Award is presented annually by Phi Beta Kappa Society to recognize individuals for exemplary scholarship, undergraduate teaching and leadership in liberal arts education. It was named in memory of celebrated American philosopher Sidney Hook (1902-1989). This prize is typically distributed at their Triennial Convention.

In addition to prize money, the winning team will also receive a sponsorship package that includes free advertising on both the Herald’s website and print edition, as well as a photo session featuring both themselves as a team as well as an inside look into its production process. This provides young writers an excellent opportunity to present their work to the public while building resumes.