The Sidney Prize Honours People Who Are Making a Difference

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The Sydney Prize is an award given annually to individuals who work tirelessly towards their dreams. Recognizing individuals making an impactful and inspiring others by working within communities or spreading science – this prize celebrates those making a positive change in our world!

Sidney Cox Prize was created in honor of a Dartmouth professor who inspired his students to reach their full potential. It recognizes a student who exhibits excellence across three endeavours – scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and leadership for liberal arts education – with winners being honored at Phi Beta Kappa’s Triennial Council meeting.

This year’s prize went to Nazanin Boniadi of Iran’s Women, Life and Freedom movement – recognized for her tireless work turning outrage into action to effect radical reform in her home nation. Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney said of Nazanin’s honor “I strongly urge any concerned individuals about Iran to join Women, Life, Freedom so we can together make change happen!”

Last year, Kate Carte won this prize in recognition of her book Religion and the American Revolution (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and University of North Carolina Press, 2021). This award acknowledges research that makes a substantial impact on history.

Sophie Jactel of art history won for her essay entitled, “Domesticity and Diversions: Josef Israels’ Smoker as a Symbol of Peasant Culture and Home in Nineteenth-Century Holland”. This essay illustrates how social media can be used to harass women and others and how the internet has revolutionized communication practices.

The Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize recognizes one author for writing a short story that captures travel, adventure and discovery in its writing. With a prize worth up to $5000 available, this opportunity offers any writer interested in short-story writing an amazing chance! Additionally, both online and printed publications will publish runners-up stories.

Reveal’s investigation into voter suppression won Reveal the Sidney Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2024. This multifaceted project included radio and podcast episodes, an unprecedented database of election crime bills, as well as an open call for readers to share how new laws affected their ability to vote. For over a year, Reveal’s investigative team worked doggedly when states denied requests by delaying or charging excessive fees; relentlessly tracking down information when data requests were blocked by states withholding information requests or charging outrageously high fees from Reveal’s readers and readers alike.

The Sydney Prize for Peace is an international peace award which honours leading global voices who work towards justice, human rights and nonviolence. Previous recipients have included Mary Robinson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Noam Chomsky – along with much-deserved donors such as Noam Chomsky! This prize is supported by donations to its foundation that help Laureates continue their vital work towards creating a more peaceful world. For more information, visit the Sydney Peace Prize website where you’ll find past winners’ lists as well as nomination details as well as information regarding its process as well as an application form!

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