A sidney prize is an award to recognize those who have made a positive difference in humanity, from scientists, writers or activists – be they scientists, writers or activists themselves – with various forms of evidence showing such contributions. There are various applications to a sidney prize available and it is essential that all necessary documents are completed prior to applying as this will avoid any issues in the future.
There are various Sydney prizes open to writers and journalists. One of the more well-known is the Hillman Sydney Prize, which honors authors who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good. Other sidney prizes recognize specific areas of study – for instance the Kate Carte Prize for History run by Overland magazine or Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize sponsored by Overland Foundation are all examples.
Winners of the Sir Sydney Prize typically receive a significant sum to help further their careers and studies, whether through research or covering any associated costs. They will also be expected to promote science through public outreach efforts that educate the general public on its importance while sparking interest in fields like biology or medicine – this prize could even fund innovative technologies that benefit humanity as a whole.
Alongside the major Sidney prizes, there are also regionally specific ones given out annually. For instance, at its annual meeting the National Association of Scholars awards its Sidney Hook Award to an academic who has made outstanding contributions towards protecting academic freedom and integrity – this award honors American philosopher Sidney Hook who founded Phi Beta Kappa.
Nazanin Boniadi, an Iranian human rights activist and women’s rights advocate, has won this year’s Sydney Peace Prize awarded by Australia’s city of Sydney and will be officially acknowledged when she visits later in 2018. Through this prize supported by Sydney Peace Foundation, Sydney hopes to turn outrage into action through their award.
Boniadi has twice received this prize in Sydney; leading numerous campaigns to end death penalty in Iran; upholding academic freedom; improving lives of Iranian women while raising awareness about prisoners of conscience in other nations; campaigning for women’s voting rights and against violence in politics – among many other achievements. Her Sydney prize of $25,000 is supported by both city of Sydney, NSW state government, and university of Sydney.