The Sidney Prize and the Neilma Sidney Prize

sidney prize

The Sidney is awarded monthly to honor outstanding journalism that promotes social and economic justice. Submission deadline is the last day of every month; journalists can nominate either their own work or that of another journalist. The winner receives a $500 honorarium and a certificate designed by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Sorel. Since 1950, the Hillman Foundation has honored investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good by honoring journalists whose work illuminates major global challenges such as long-term peacekeeping; improved housing, healthcare and employment security for all people; promotion of civil liberties and democracy; fighting discrimination based on race or nationality/religion and fighting discriminatory policies against certain populations or religions. Furthermore, Hillman now administers both Sidney prizes – in both countries!

Annie Zhang and Madeleine Rebbechi were this year’s recipients of the 2023 Neilma Sidney Prize; each won for stories that explore the intersection between natural and supernatural worlds in their respective regions. From among a shortlist of eight announced earlier this month, these winners were chosen; runners-up in each region will also receive $750 as awards.

This award honors Sidney Hook, an internationally acclaimed philosopher known for his efforts in support and defense of academic freedom. Hook was an active Phi Beta Kappa member for many years; during that time he received several recognitions including national distinction in scholarship, undergraduate teaching, leadership roles in liberal arts education. This prize is administered jointly between the Society and John Dewey Foundation with winners being recognized at its Triennial Council meetings.

An annual award presented to an author who has written a work that exhibits literary excellence. The book must be of scholarly nature, yet appeal to general audiences; judged on how effectively difficult concepts were conveyed to readers in an accessible, clear, and captivating fashion; published by a mainstream publisher with significant impact in their field; author must be a Phi Beta Kappa member.

Established in 1991 to recognize the exceptional achievement of an individual scholar whose work has brought national distinction to scholarship, undergraduate teaching, or leadership of liberal arts education. The award honors Sidney C. Cox – a Phi Beta Kappa member and scholar who contributed significantly to American philosophy, undergraduate education and the National Association of Scholars – while paying his or her respects at his funeral service.

Students were assigned creative writing projects titled the Sidney which chronicle the journey to an idyllic moment of happiness, like bella. This theme was inspired by Professor Sid Cox’s English undergraduate students gathering regularly at his house for coffee and brownies while discussing their entries into a contest.

Hillman Foundation is a registered nonprofit that supports journalists and writers pursuing truth to promote social justice and advance humanity. Additionally, they administer The Sidney Prize – an award that honors magazine journalism in terms of magazine content, radio shows, television programming and opinion/analysis journalism.