The Different Types of Sidney Prizes

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There are various sidney prizes available to those seeking to make an impactful difference in the world. Each award comes with different advantages and requirements; therefore it’s essential that applicants understand how these awards work before applying. Whether you want more information on various prize types or would like to apply yourself – this article can help!

The Sydney Prize was established to commemorate Dartmouth professor Sidney Cox, known for his literary talent and ability to motivate students towards realizing their dreams. It is open to graduate students who have shown promise during their first two years and may use this award towards any variety of creative pursuits; additionally it serves as an incentive for women engineers.

A Sydney prize can recognize those who have made significant contributions in science and arts, particularly those working to bridge the gap between art and physics, or connect literary works to science. A notable recipient is Sidney Perkowitz who recently was honored with the 2023 Andrew Gemant Prize for his efforts at uniting art with media coverage of science.

Writing can win many other prestigious prizes besides the Sydney Prize. One such prize is hosted by Overland magazine and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation; their Neilma Sidney prize gives away $5,000 and publication both online and in Overland magazine for the winner, while each runner-up will be rewarded with $750 each.

Other Sidney prizes honor individuals and groups who advance human rights and nonviolence, including the Sydney peace prize awarded this year to Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as recipients. It is awarded annually to nominees who have promoted peace with justice, human rights and diversity inclusion.

MAK Halliday Postgraduate Research Prize, offered by the Department of Linguistics, recognizes an annual award given out for outstanding conference presentations or publications made by postgraduate research students within Linguistics at University of Sydney. It was established to honour MAK Halliday who founded Linguistics Department.

Today’s busy world can make it easy to lose focus quickly, but the Sydney Prize stands as an antidote and declares: STOP! Longform journalism and thought pieces remain worthwhile; examples include The New York Times series on Haitian debt, Rose Arce’s series about being held captive by Taliban, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ work, as well as works from Ed Yong and Ta-Nehisi Coates.