The Sidney Prize and the Neilma Prize

In a world that grows ever shorter, the Sidney Prize honours the art of long-form writing. The prize is awarded each month to an outstanding piece of journalism that exposes social and economic injustices. Nominations are due the last day of each month, and the winner is announced on the second Wednesday of the following month. In addition to the monthly Sidney Award, the Hillman Foundation also administers a yearly prize for investigative journalism in service of the common good, and an annual fellowship for journalists who demonstrate exemplary commitment to ethical journalistic practice.

The prize honours the memory of Professor Sir Philip Sidney Ardern, who was a distinguished teacher and academic. It is awarded to a student who displays the greatest proficiency in units of study in the third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney. The student must be enrolled in Linguistics units of study.

Winners of the Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize receive $5000 and publication in Overland magazine alongside two runners-up, plus a $2500 travel grant provided by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation. The prize is open to any writer who has reached the legal age of majority (which is eighteen (18) in most states, and nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska). The winners are selected by a panel of judges from Overland and The Neilma Foundation.

Established by the Sydney Peace Foundation, the Sidney prize recognises a candidate who has promoted “peace with justice”, human rights and non-violence. This year the winner was Nazanin Boniadi, an Iranian activist whose work in promoting human rights and women’s rights in Iran has helped to turn outrage into action.

This prize, named in honour of the founder of SHOT, is given annually to a scholar who has made significant contributions to the advancement of history of technology. It is given on the recommendation of the Society’s Awards Committee and awarded at the Society’s Triennial Council Meeting.

Winner of this prestigious award will receive a $30,000 cash prize, an engraved trophy and a bronze medallion. The prize is given in recognition of an outstanding scholarly book on the history of science and technology, published during the previous three years. The work should make an original contribution to knowledge in the field and be of interest to a broad readership.

The SFCU Cash Giveaway (“Giveaway”) is open only to legal permanent residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their state or territory of residence at time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of SFCU, as well as immediate family members and household members of employees, are not eligible to participate. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.