There are many people who work hard to make a difference and it is important that their efforts are recognised. This can be done through sidney prizes, which can be given to scientists, writers and activists, among others. These awards are a good way to honour the work that is being done and inspire other people to get involved in similar efforts. These prizes can also be awarded on a national basis.
The Sidney Hook Prize is awarded to scholars who demonstrate “national distinction in scholarship and undergraduate teaching.” Previous recipients of the award have included Ta-Nehisi Coates, who won for his essay highlighting how America began as black plunder and white democracy, leaving inequality and racism as legacies. The Neilma Sydney Short Story Prize is another popular sidney prize, which was won by Yeena Kirkbright in 2022 for her story Camperdown Grief Junk. The winner of this prize receives a cash prize and publication in Overland magazine.
Aside from the kate carte prize, there are several other sidney prizes that can be awarded. One of these is the Edelstein prize, which is awarded to the author of an outstanding scholarly book in the history of technology that shows promise for continued research and contribution. The prize is named for Ruth Edelstein Barish and her husband, Sidney Edelstein, who were longtime supporters of the society.
There is also the Hillman prize, which is named after the former president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. The prize is awarded each month to journalists who strive for social justice and public policy change through journalism. It is worth noting that this prize has been awarded to both conservative and liberal journalists in the past.
Lastly, there is the Clay Sydney Ceramic Prize 2023, which is held annually and awarded to artists who have shown a commitment to excellence in the field of ceramics. The winners of this competition are chosen by an independent jury of experts in the field. The competition is open to all Australian and New Zealand residents.
The Salmon Derby offers a cash and merchandise prize for the heaviest fish caught in each division. Contestants must be registered participants of the derby and a member of the Sidney Anglers Association in order to win the prize. A valid fishing license is required to participate in the derby. The rules and regulations of the derby can be found on the official website. The winner of the prize will be announced on the day of the event. The heaviest fish will be determined by the weight of the fish as measured at the base of the head and tail. The total weight of the fish must be greater than or equal to the minimum legal catch size. The maximum weight of the fish will be the heaviest caught by a registered angler. Only one participant may win the prize per rod. The prize is not transferable between rods or between seasons.