July 10, 2024

Sydney Prize awards recognize individuals who make significant contributions to society. These prestigious honors provide many benefits and can assist individuals in realizing their life goals; additionally they serve to inspire others. Unfortunately not everyone qualifies for these prestigious prizes; there are specific requirements which must be fulfilled to qualify.

This award, named in honour of late Australian chemist and industrialist Sidney Myer, recognizes outstanding achievements by young scientists working in chemical science who have provided new insight into natural or man-made phenomena. Highly competitive and prestigious in nature, its winner receives both a cash prize of $30,000 as well as an official citation from Victoria Governor Elizabeth Deakin Australia.

Established by Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Center for Southern Studies in 1931, this prize honors authors who have engaged and extended the tradition of writing about the South. Western Carolina University professor Ron Rash won it in 2012 for his novel “Story of a Small Town.”

This prize is one of the most coveted in journalism and literature, created to recognize journalists whose investigative reporting or deep storytelling serves the public interest. Each month’s winner will receive a dinner along with a $500 honorarium plus union-made wine as well as an original certificate designed by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Sorel; winners are announced by email every second Wednesday of every month.

As well as its financial value, the Sydney Prize can also provide career opportunities and role models for future generations of scientists. Furthermore, its aim of encouraging women into STEM fields makes this prize even more important as it’s such an ongoing challenge to increase gender diversity in these areas.

Though there are various sidney prizes, one of the most renowned is the Neilma Sidney short story prize. Hosted annually by Overland magazine and the Neilma Sydney Foundation, this annual competition awards an exceptional short story with a $5,000 cash prize and publication in Overland magazine – and is open to writers worldwide!

The Event Cinemas Rising Talent Award is a $7,000 cash prize presented annually to an emerging NSW-based film creative working in short films. Sponsored by Event Cinemas and Screen NSW, it’s open to directors or screenwriters with no more than five short film credits to their name; winners will be chosen by a panel of industry judges.

The Sydney Cox Prize, established to commemorate the founder and first dean of the Department of English, honors students whose Honors thesis and overall work best convey feelings through language. This honor, determined by all faculty, recognizes those whose work meets Sydney Cox’s high standards of scholarship while remaining true to himself as an academic leader.