The Sidney Prize and the MAK Halliday Postgraduate Research Prize

The sidney prize is a prestigious award given to those who have made significant contributions to society. The award was established as an acknowledgment for those who work hard towards their goals and dreams, and it has since become a worldwide symbol of prestige. Winners often receive substantial amounts of money that can help them to pursue their careers or further their studies. Those interested in applying for the sidney prize should be sure to review the competition’s rules and regulations carefully.

The Hillman Foundation has been giving the Sidney Prize since 1950. The annual award honors writers whose writing on politics and culture best reflect contemporary American scholarship and commentary. Past winners include Ta-Nehisi Coates for his essay on America’s history of black plunder and white democracy, Amanda Hess for her article on online sexism, and New York Times columnist David Brooks for his monthly SS Sydney Journalism award, which recognizes investigative reporting that contributes to the public good.

This year, Overland has named Yeena Kirkbright as the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize winner for her story ‘Camperdown Grief Junk’. The judging panel included Patrick Lenton, Alice Bishop, and Sara Saleh, who reviewed more than 500 entries. The judges would like to congratulate all of the shortlisted authors and wish them every success in their future writing careers.

For more than two decades, the Sydney Peace Prize has been Australia’s international prize for peace and nonviolence. The prize honours leading global voices that promote peace, justice and nonviolence, including Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson and Joseph Stiglitz. Donations to the prize support Laureates and their vital work for a more peaceful world.

The MAK Halliday Postgraduate Research Prize is awarded to the postgraduate student in Linguistics at the University of Sydney who has produced a research project that demonstrates a high level of merit. The Prize is in memory of Professor MAK Halliday, the founder of the Department of Linguistics. It is intended to encourage publicly-engaged research addressing systemic processes of social exclusion and resistance, particularly around class, gender, and the environment. Eligibility Criteria a. Students must be currently enrolled in either Honours, a Masters by Research or PhD within the Department of Political Economy. Students who are already receiving a postgraduate research scholarship from the University that provides a stipend allowance are ineligible to apply.