A Sidney Prize is an award given to people who have made significant contributions to society, from helping with community projects to contributing in science or the arts. This recognition allows these hardworking individuals to be recognized for their hard work while also encouraging others to get involved. There are various Sidney prizes available with each having different criteria.
Phi Beta Kappa’s Sidney Hook Memorial Award This prize honors national excellence in scholarship and undergraduate teaching, upholding the ideals of liberal arts education. Sidney Hook was an advocate of free expression within academia as well as an idealist who believed science should serve humanity for its own betterment. Sidney was honored with this prize at each triennial council meeting of Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Yeena Kirkbright has won the 2023 Clay Sydney Ceramic Prize with her short story “Camperdown Grief Junk,” an emotive exploration of grief and loss that examines what happens when people must abandon their homes due to hardship. Laura Elvery, Paige Clark and Michael Winkler would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all the writers who submitted stories this year for consideration in this competition.
People interested in applying for this year’s prize can find more by visiting the official website, where information on how and what requirements must be fulfilled can be found. Applications must be received by March 31st; it is imperative that applicants ensure all requirements have been fulfilled prior to submitting an application.
NSW Sidney Prize 2023
Each year, the New South Wales Sidney Prize honors excellence in Australian literature with an annual literary award that recognizes its recipients. Winners receive cash prizes as well as being published alongside all shortlisted authors in an anthology collection compiled by the New South Wales Book Council. Finally, winning authors are invited to present at a public event hosted by them to further demonstrate their brilliance.
This prize is open to all NSW residents and provides an excellent way to highlight local writers. The judging panel will consider factors like writing quality and its ability to capture an audience’s imagination when making their decision; other considerations may include author background and piece subject matter.
A Sydney Prize is given annually to those who have made significant contributions to Australian culture, society and economy. Judges take into account both past achievements as well as potential for ongoing positive influence in making their decision.
This year’s Sydney prize has been presented to the Black Lives Matter movement, launched by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi after George Zimmerman’s acquittal. Committed to human rights advocacy and nonviolence promotion, their victory is well deserved.