The New York Times SS Sidney Prize is awarded for outstanding work that makes a significant contribution to politics and culture. This year’s winner was David Brooks and William Zinsser for their piece, “The Coddling of the American Mind.” It explores student hypersensitivity that results in depression and prevents students from learning to deal with conflict. It also claims that the current generation of young adults has been raised in a bubble of safety and protection that has made them incapable of problem-solving, debate, or compromise.
The Elizabeth and Sidney Licht Award is given by the Academy of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) to recognize excellence in scientific writing. The prize is named after the late founders of ACRM and publisher of their Physical Medicine Library, Sidney Licht and his wife Elizabeth. Only articles that present potentially significant empirical and theoretical contributions to rehabilitation medicine are considered for the award.
Each month, The Overland Literary Review offers a $10,000 prize for the best short fiction piece themed around ‘travel.’ The winning story is chosen by a panel of judges, which this year includes Laura Elvery, Paige Clark and Michael Winkler. Each judge has been carefully selected for their knowledge of the genre and dedication to the integrity of the judging process.
This is the first year that the prize has been offered, and this year’s entries were highly competitive. The judges were struck by the depth and quality of the stories, which demonstrated a strong commitment to travel themes and the exploration of diverse locations and cultures. They also noted the skill with which writers have handled the difficult task of creating a narrative that draws the reader into another world.
Founded in honour of the memory of Sidney Black, this prize aims to encourage and inspire female engineering students at the University of Sydney to achieve their full potential, wherever that may take them. The prize will help them with the cost of their final project, as well as providing them with valuable industry experience. It will be open to all female undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students on any of the University of Sydney’s engineering programmes.
The Sidney Hook Memorial Award, a national distinction for a single scholar, honors excellence in scholarship, undergraduate teaching, and leadership in the cause of liberal arts education. This award, established in 1991, is funded by a gift from the College of Letters and Science alumnus Sidney E. Iwanter. The annual prize provides $2,000 to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and academic distinction, demonstrates outstanding humanities-based scholarship of a broad and interdisciplinary nature. The winner is announced on the second Wednesday of each month. The deadline for nominations is the last day of the previous month. Nominations must be submitted online. Submissions must be for a piece published in the prior month. See the rules for details.