A sidney prize is an effective way to recognize individuals who have made a positive contribution to society, be they scientists, writers or activists working towards bettering others’ lives. Such awards acknowledge their hard work while inspiring more to get involved with a cause – there are various different types of sidney prizes that can be awarded; each comes with its own special requirements.
The Hillman Foundation honors journalists who excel at investigative reporting and deep storytelling to meet society’s needs with its Hillman Prize since 1950. Winners have included contributors to daily press, periodical press, authors, broadcasters and others – each winning award recipient is celebrated for recognizing an important news story while reporting it effectively and their skill in relaying it to readers.
Phi Beta Kappa offers numerous scholarships and awards named for members who embody liberal education’s ideals, including the SS Sydney Hook Memorial Award and Iwanter Prize for art history; Lauriston Smith Prize for best undergraduate paper on music history/cultures; Laurinda Dixon prize for graduate student symposium papers.
The University of Sydney is an exceptional institution, known for attracting students, researchers, and visitors. Over its long history it has produced soldiers, political cartoonists, alchemists, bestselling authors, media personalities and even the chairman of a premiership football club! Not to mention it has also shaped modern science with Keynesian economics as its basis and even inspired Sherlock Holmes! From medieval cellars to the grandiose halls of prestigious colleges it offers much to discover at this remarkable institution.
The SS Sydney Hook Memorial Award, established to commemorate Professor Sydney Hook and named in his honour, recognizes scholars who have distinguished themselves both nationally and nationally with undergraduate teaching as well as leadership in furthering liberal education principles. Winners receive a cash prize as well as being featured in Overland magazine (shortlist announced in Autumn 2023 issue and runners-up highlighted Spring 2024). Applications should be submitted no later than December 1st 2019. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2019.