The Sidney Prize and the Sydney Film Industry Prize

The Sidney Prize is an award given out annually to individuals deemed highly-regarded by their community and well-known for their work. Winners receive significant sums as rewards that can go toward furthering future plans or increasing scientific knowledge among the general population. It was created as an acknowledgement for those working hard towards their dreams while inspiring others.

Nazanin Boniadi stands as a shining example of peaceful resistance and international activism in our ever-divisive global environment, making her worthy recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize – something we are delighted to share with all. We are truly honored that we can spread such exciting news.

George Packer’s New Yorker profile of Angela Merkel, entitled “The Quiet German,” won a Sidney Prize for 2014. It provides a riveting and in-depth portrayal of one of the world’s most powerful leaders; not as a romantic visionary but instead as an effective pragmatic leader.

Sophia Jactel won this year’s Sidney Prize in Art History for her paper on Josef Israels’ Smoker as a Symbol of Peasant Culture and Home in Nineteenth-Century Holland.” This honorary award honors Professor Sidney Cox who had an indelible mark on thousands of Dartmouth students both within and outside his classes, honoring undergraduate writing that best meets his high standards of originality and integrity.

Annually, Sydney Film Production Company PTY LTD (trading as Sydney Films) awards an industry prize to Master of Moving Image students who demonstrate excellence in their unit of study and possess an impressive creative portfolio. This prize aims to assist with project costs while giving valuable industry experience.

As part of its response to the migrant caravan crisis, Sydney City Council has joined with Sidney Prize to acknowledge and celebrate contributions made by migrants and refugees living in Sydney region. Their participation will support community activities which connect people together while building understanding between communities and fostering feelings of belonging for all members.

Ruth Edelstein Barish and her family established the Sidney Edelstein Prize in 1988 to commemorate Dr. Sidney Edelstein, an expert on dye development who also founded a specialty chemical manufacturing firm. Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) awards this annual prize to an outstanding academic book published within a calendar year about science, technology or engineering history. Kate Carte’s Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History published by Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture/University of North Carolina Press won this year’s Sidney Prize – making history by becoming the inaugural SHOT book to do so! In addition to receiving a certificate and cash prize of $3,000, all three finalists will also receive $2,000; additionally, SHOT will award an honorary prize of $2,500 as determined by its Leonardo da Vinci committee for being awarded this accolade.