A sidney prize is a prestigious award given to people who have done good work for humanity. It can be decided on a national basis and is an excellent way to reward those who have done well. It is also a great way to encourage others to do the same. There are many different types of sidney prizes that can be awarded to people. Some are academic, while others are more focused on activism or sports.
In the lab, Sid was willing to challenge accepted dogma, but he was always cautious and never lost sight of his commitment to achieving excellence in scientific research. He was also a vocal proponent of academic freedom, fighting to ensure that scientists could publish their findings without fear of censorship.
This month’s Sidney Prize went to the documentary “On the App,” which follows LA meal delivery workers who struggle to make a living on ride-sharing apps, often working long hours and for low tips. The film shines a spotlight on this growing problem and highlights the need for reform.
The Sidney Prize is awarded monthly for outstanding journalism that appeared in a magazine, newspaper, on a news website or blog, or on a TV or radio news program in the United States during the previous month. Nominations are due by the last day of each month. The winner will receive a $500 honorarium and a certificate designed by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Sorel.
Sydney has a long history of punching far above its weight. It has produced soldiers, political cartoonists, alchemists, spies and murderers but also Nobel prize winners, bestselling authors and the chairman of a Premiership football club. Sidney is a place of unrivalled beauty and intellectual vitality, where medieval cellars meet Elizabethan brickwork, Gothic chapels meet rococo halls and old-fashioned charm meets modern science.
The inaugural Sydney prize was given to Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi for their leadership of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. The group was founded following George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin, and is dedicated to promoting human rights through non-violent action. The Sydney prize is worth $25,000 and was sponsored by the Sydney Peace Foundation.