A sidney prize is an award that recognises the achievements of people and organisations. There are many different awards that you can apply for, and they are usually based on what type of work you do. Some are given out to students and others are based on the work that you have done for the community. These awards can help to boost your career and can encourage you to do even better work. There are also a number of other benefits that come with these awards.
In 2004, New York Times columnist David Brooks established the SS Sidney Prize for long-form essays in politics and culture. This annual prize is awarded to writers whose pieces show “national distinction in scholarship and undergraduate teaching and leadership in the cause of liberal arts education.” The most recent winner was Amanda Hess for her piece on online sexism, which caused her to be attacked by some commenters. The prestigious prize is named in honor of philosopher and political theorist Sidney Hook.
Each year, Phi Beta Kappa offers the SS Sidney Hook Memorial Award to recognize national distinction in scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The winner is honored at the Society’s triennial council meeting. The award is named in honor of SS member and scholar Sidney Hook (1802-1989).
Founded in 2007, the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize is a competition open to all writers who have completed at least two years of graduate study. Judges Laura Elvery, Paige Clark and Michael Winkler have selected a shortlist of eight stories for this year’s prize. The winner will receive $5000 and publication in Overland’s Autumn 2023 issue, with the runners-up being paid $750 each.
This prize is a tribute to the late professor of English at Dartmouth, Sidney Cox. The prize was created to honor his writing, and it is awarded at an informal ceremony reminiscent of the weekly events where his undergraduates gathered in his home for talk, coffee and brownies. The award is for a work of fiction in which the protagonist makes progress toward a bella, or a happy moment.
The Sidney Wertimer Prize for Undergraduate Research in Molecular Biology is awarded by the Biological Sciences Department at Hamilton College to an outstanding undergraduate student for research in molecular biology or related fields. It is named in honor of Sidney Wertimer, a distinguished bacteriologist and an alumnus of Hamilton College who was known for his pioneering discoveries in the field of molecular genetics. The prize is awarded each spring. The deadline for nominations is the last day of each month. The winning work will be published on the first Wednesday of the following month. Nominations must be emailed to the Undergraduate Office. The competition is supported by a gift from the Judith and Sidney Breslin Foundation. One runner-up will be recognized each year. The competition is held in conjunction with the Judith and Sidney Breslin Undergraduate Scholarship.