The Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) has been recognizing quality Jewish literature since 1968. The first award was called the Shirley Kravitz Children’s Book Award and was given for a Judaic fiction manuscript for readers aged 8-11. In 1978, the name was changed to the Sydney Taylor Book Award in honor of the author of the All-of-a-Kind Family series of books. In 1985, the AJL committee began designating Notable Books, which are not prize winners but which the committee deems worthy of attention. In 1999, AJL published a compilation of the Notable Books lists from 1985-2011, which is available for purchase.
A key difference between SDY and other mutual funds is the fund’s concentration in dividend paying stocks. SDY has an overweight in health care and consumer discretionary stocks, two sectors which are known to pay solid dividends and have good cash flows. These stocks are usually able to outperform their peers during periods of market stress. SDY also has an overweight in utilities, which tend to have a low price/book ratio and offer stable earnings and cash flows.
In the past, sdy prizes have been awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to Australian art and culture. Previous recipients have included internationally renowned artists and lecturers. The prize is open to students at the UniSA who are conducting creative research in the field of visual arts or design and who need financial support to undertake fieldwork outside Australia as part of their higher degree research project. Applicants must have the proposed fieldwork endorsed by their higher degree supervisor/s.
For the past year, SDY has been a revolving fund and has supported more than 100 projects in many different categories. The sdy prize is intended to provide grants for emerging and innovative ideas in arts and culture, as well as to promote and support Australian creative endeavours.
SDY is also committed to supporting and encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, particularly through the development of the Indigenous Arts & Cultural Fund (IACF). The IACF provides funding for art-related projects that are not directly related to the arts industry but which contribute to the cultural heritage of Australia. This includes the development of new works, exhibitions, community participation, and educational activities.
Earlier this month, SDY announced that the winner of its prize would receive $200,000 and a World Final berth. In addition, the winner will compete in a series of IEM events over the next year. The winner will also get to perform at the prestigious event in Cologne, Germany. The competition will feature the top 16 teams from the European IEM season. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes members of the SDY jury. The winner will be announced on July 16. The runner-up will win $150,000 and will play at a series of IEM events over the rest of the season. Both finalists will also be eligible for an additional $30,000 in stipends and benefits.