The Sydney Prize

sidney prize

The Sidney Prize is an illustrious award presented to individuals or organizations that have made an exceptional contribution to society, whether through arts, sciences, or community work. Recipients receive both a cash prize and certificate for their efforts – as well as potentially using some of this winnings to further their careers or organizations.

The Sidney Hook Memorial Award honors excellence in scholarship, undergraduate teaching and leadership within liberal arts education at a national level. The award is named in memory of Sidney Hook – an esteemed philosopher and Phi Beta Kappa member – for their national distinction and contribution to liberal arts education.

Winners of the Sydney Prize are honored at the Society’s Triennial Council Meeting and awarded with a cash award of $5,000. Nominees for this prize are chosen by members of the Society and then evaluated by its Awards Committee for selection.

Professor Sidney Cox had an immense generative impact on Dartmouth students both inside and outside his classes, inspiring hundreds to write at an exceptionally high standard and reach wide audiences through their writing. For the 2023 Neilma Sydney Prize, Patrick Lenton, Alice Bishop and Sara Saleh served on a judging panel that reviewed over 500 submissions – Annie Zhang’s story ‘Who Rattles the Night?” will be published in Overland magazine; two runners-up will have their stories featured online.

The Hillman Foundation’s SS Sydney Prize is a monthly award that recognizes efforts done for the common good. The prize honors former Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America president Sidney Hillman who tirelessly advocated for better world and progressive industrial democracy – thus continuing his legacy through encouraging socially responsible investigative journalism and rewarding such investigations.

An honor like the Sydney Prize can help bring more attention and confidence to your work, particularly if you are student – providing motivation to continue working on projects that make an impact in society.

Nazanin Boniadi won the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize for her work with Black Lives Matter Iran, marking a great victory for this human rights movement founded by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi after Trayvon Martin was sentenced. Boniadi was recognized at a Sydney peace prize ceremony held that November.

The Hillman Foundation sponsors the SS Sydney Prize as a monthly award in memory of Amalgamated Clothing Workers president SS Sydney (deceased). This prize recognizes journalistic work that is both socially conscious and deeply storytelling for all to benefit from. Founded in 1950 as a private grant-making organisation that supports various charitable and public causes.