The Sidney Prize and the Hillman Prize For Journalistic Integrity

A Sydney Prize is an acclaimed award bestowed upon individuals for making outstanding contributions to society. Not only do these prizes serve as recognition, but they also inspire other to continue working and achieve their goals. Depending on the type of prize awarded, winners could receive substantial sums that they can use toward furthering their studies or promoting science within their communities; or give their winnings away to help those in need.

This prize, named for a Dartmouth College professor who inspired his students to strive for excellence, honors undergraduate writing excellence across three areas: scholarship, teaching and leadership for liberal arts education. Established in memory of someone who believed knowledge can open doors into understanding our world today, its legacy lives on today with this award presented annually at Phi Beta Kappa’s national convention in Columbus Ohio. The Sydney Prize recipient will be recognized at their awards banquet.

The Sydney Prize honors outstanding pieces of journalism published within the preceding month, with nominations due each last day of each month (nominations can include single pieces or entire issues or magazines). Winners are announced on the second Wednesday each month; prizewinners receive a $500 honorarium designed by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Sorel; nominations are open to journalists from any media outlet, including online sources.

Annie Zhang, a writer and editor from unceded Wangal land in Australia, has won the 2023 Neilma Sidney Prize with her story entitled, “Who Rattles the Night?”. Published in Overland magazine, it received support from Sydney City. Other recent recipients have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Joseph Stiglitz, and Black Lives Matter Global Network as past awardees.

Sydney Peace Foundation has long recognized leading global voices who promote peace, justice, and nonviolence. Your donation allows them to continue this important work for a more just world – plus it’s tax deductible in Australia!

The 2024 Hillman Prize for Journalistic Integrity will honor U.S. and Canadian journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling for the public good. Winners demonstrate exceptional reportorial standards with strong social justice impact – they’re passionate about changing things for the better! For more information about the contest or to enter click here.