A sidney prize is an award given to people who do good works for humanity. These awards are often prestigious and can help give someone an extra boost in their career. They can also provide the inspiration to keep working hard and continue doing good work. Usually, these awards are given to journalists and writers who focus on social issues that need to be addressed.
There are several different types of sidney prizes. Some are given for specific fields, like engineering or linguistics, while others honor people who make an impact on society as a whole. The Sydney Peace Prize, for example, is given to people who promote peaceful ways to solve problems. This includes finding solutions to war and poverty, as well as other problems. Other awards are given to scientists for their research, and some of these are very prestigious. The prestigious awards can be life changing for the winners.
The Hillman Sydney Prize recognizes journalists and writers who pursue investigative journalism in service of the common good. Judges look for discernment in selecting stories that are worth coverage; resourcefulness in researching those stories; courage in reporting them; and skill in telling their tale. The prize is named for former Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America leader Sidney Hillman, a pioneer in union organizing and a champion of working people’s interests. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who believed that his job was to advance public policy in the name of the greater good.
Other sidney prizes honor students who are pursuing a particular field of study. For example, there is a sidney prize for history students that rewards those who are doing exceptional work in the field. The prestigious awards can give students a boost in their careers and help them find jobs. They can also serve as an incentive for students to work harder in their fields.
Another notable sidney prize is the one that honors writers who write about social issues. This award is given to writers who address the social problems in their articles and essays. It is an excellent way to highlight the work of talented writers and can be a great way to encourage more writing in this area. The Sydney Prize also honors writers who cover a range of topics, from science to politics.
Sidney Prize Winners
In order to perpetuate in a small way the generative influence which Professor Sidney Cox exercised upon thousands of Dartmouth students both inside and outside his classes, a group of his friends has established an annual prize to be awarded to undergraduate writing that most nearly meets his high standards of originality and integrity.
This year, art history major Sophia Jactel won the prize for her paper on Josef Israels’ The Smoker as a Symbol of Peasant Culture and the Home in Nineteenth-Century Holland. Her work was supervised by Professor Sally Cornelison and contributed to our recent exhibition Domesticities.
The Sydney Prize for the History of Technology is awarded annually by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) to a student or young scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of the history of technology through research, teaching, publications, service to SHOT, and/or other activities. The 2023 winner is Dr. Clare Jackson, a graduate of Sidney and a previous Junior Research Fellow who is now a Senior Tutor and Walter Grant Scott Fellow at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge.