The Different Types of Sydney Prizes

Individuals all over the world who strive to make positive differences for humanity deserve recognition, and one way of doing this is with a Sidney Prize Award that honors their efforts. Winning one can be immensely fulfilling while inspiring more people to join your cause; but keep in mind that each award comes with its own set of rules and regulations which must be strictly observed.

The Hillman Foundation’s Sydney Prizes honor journalists who use investigative reporting and deep storytelling techniques for social justice. Awarded annually for outstanding pieces on injustice issues that demonstrate journalistic excellence, subject matter impact and storytelling ability; previous recipients have included Rose Arce, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ed Yong as winners.

The Sydney Peace Prize is an esteemed award that promotes justice with peace. Established in 1998 and named for Professor Sir Sidney Smith who did much to advance this type of scholarship, its winner is chosen each November at an Examiners Meeting of the School of Philosophy at University of Sydney.

Philip Sidney Prize, established by Prof. Philip Sidney Ardern’s wife and family to honor his memory, offers students of all ages an opportunity to write on topics they are passionate about while being recognized by professional publishers. The winner will be featured in Overland magazine.

The Neilma Sydney Prize is an exciting writing competition open to students of all ages. Sponsored by Overland magazine and the Neilma Sidney Foundation, it’s an opportunity for young writers to display their talent while being recognized by professional publishers. Submission deadline is the last day of every month with winners announced the following Wednesday; those interested should visit the official website for further details.