The Sydney Prize is an award given out each year to those who have distinguished themselves in different fields of work, honoring those who strive hard towards realizing their dreams, and has become a worldwide symbol of prestige. Winners receive significant amounts of money that they can use towards funding future plans or promote science – especially biology or medicine fields – amongst the public.
Sydney Prize recipients are well-known for their commitment to serving their local communities. They are frequently recognized by local governments and organizations – such as Lord Mayor Clover Moore of Sydney – for their service. Winners may also be invited to speak at events to share their story and inspire others, using their prize to fund projects which help enrich people’s lives in Sydney while inspiring others.
Although the Sydney Prize boasts multiple categories, each is subject to specific eligibility requirements for nomination. These requirements may include a minimum age and academic achievement thresholds. It is best to familiarise oneself with these specifications prior to submitting an application; please also be ready with references as reference may be requested during an evaluation process.
The Sidney Prize was established to commemorate Professor Sidney Cox’s profound influence over thousands of Dartmouth students both inside and outside his classes. Each year it honors undergraduate writing that best meets his standards of originality and integrity.
Sophia Jactel of Art History won this year’s award with her paper on Domesticity and Diversions: Josef Israels’ The Smoker as a Symbol of Peasant Culture and Home in Nineteenth-Century Holland.” Her research was overseen by Professor Sally Cornelison, contributing significantly to our recent exhibition Domesticities: The Art of Daily Life.
The Sydney M. Edelstein Prize, bestowed annually at the Society’s triennial Council Meeting, recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the history of technology. Nominations open a year and a half prior to each Council Meeting via Key Reporter, general newsletter and social media.
Nazanin Boniadi has been honored this year as the inaugural winner of the Sydney Peace Prize for her tireless efforts in Iran to advance human rights and women’s empowerment, becoming the first woman ever to do so. Additionally, she founded Women’s Activist Group which seeks to transform outrage into action; thus making her one of Iran’s best-known advocates for human rights.