The Sidney Prize and the Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize

The Sidney Prize and the Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize

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The Sidney Prize recognizes and rewards outstanding undergraduate essays written on any topic of general interest published in an academic journal, honoring Professor Sidney Cox of Dartmouth who had an enormous influence on thousands of students both inside and outside of his classroom. Each winner of the Sidney Prize receives $1,000 upon announcement in April each year.

The annual Sidney J. Levy Award competition honors one of the founding fathers of Consumer Culture Theory. Open to authors who have published dissertation-based articles within CCT or related theoretical areas, its winner will receive $1500 as well as an invitation to speak at an annual Consumer Culture Theory conference luncheon.

Professor Sidney Ardern was an esteemed teacher, scholar, and gentleman who left an impressive legacy of scholarship and good works. This prize honors both his devotion to excellence and its spirit; as well as remembering his generous support of students – it serves as a reminder that it is possible with hard work, discipline and application to reach the pinnacles of scholarship and human endeavour.

As part of its annual Sidney Awards celebrations, the Foundation also honours outstanding journalism with the Sidney Journalist of the Month Award. This award is presented every month for an exceptional piece published during that month; submissions may come from news websites or magazines alike.

Maya Srikrishnan and Ashley Clarke of Grist magazine did just this with their breathtaking article entitled, “The Quiet German.” In it they revealed Merkel’s intricate relationships with her country’s wealthiest donors while showing how she goes beyond being just an astute business woman to also being an unshy reporter who persists regardless of obstacles to get at her story.

The Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize offers budding writers an amazing opportunity to have their work published in Overland magazine. Open to Australian students of any academic discipline, this competition allows writers to write about any topic of their choosing while being judged by an impartial panel and receiving both cash prize and publication in Overland journal.

This year’s Sydney Prize event took place at St George Hall and included an enthralling lineup of speakers, with Q&A sessions with each prize winner and more! We can only look forward to an even bigger and better celebration next year, so stay tuned for updates. If you would like to stay informed of winner announcements, Calls for Entries, Sidney’s Picks or invitations by subscribing below we may contact you if additional information is required from you for evaluating submitted works submitted – thank you so much for supporting this prize – please note we can only send winners lists by providing self-addressed envelope.