The Sidney Prize and Iwanter Prize

The Sidney prize is a prestigious award that was established as an acknowledgement for those who are working hard towards their dreams. The prize has since become a worldwide symbol of prestige and helps winners to promote science among the general public. Its importance has also expanded to include journalism and photojournalism. The aim of the prize is to highlight the great issues that are currently affecting society. These issues range from the search for a lasting peace to the need for better housing and medical care. The prize is also used to promote democracy and fight discrimination based on religion or race.

The Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize is an annual competition open to all Overland readers and subscribers. This year, first place receives $5000 in prize money and two runners-up will receive $750 each. The winning entry will be published in Overland’s autumn 2024 edition, while the runners-up stories will be published online alongside the issue. This year, the judging panel was composed of Patrick Lenton, Alice Bishop, and Sara Saleh.

Nominations for the Sidney Hook Prize are due by the end of each month. The winner will be notified by the middle of the following month. The prize honors American philosopher Sidney Hook, who dedicated his life to promoting liberal arts education. The National Association of Scholars will award the prize at its triennial convention.

Awarded annually to a Phi Beta Kappa member who demonstrates national distinction in scholarship, undergraduate teaching and leadership in support of the principles of the Society. The award is named in memory of a Phi Beta Kappa member and former Distinguished Lecturer who was a leading advocate for the promotion of liberal arts education.

The Iwanter Prize is an unrestricted $2,000 award granted to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and general academic distinction, demonstrates outstanding humanities-based scholarship of a broad and interdisciplinary nature. The prize is made possible by a generous gift to the University of Wisconsin Foundation from the estate of Dr. Sidney E. Iwanter, an alumnus of the College of Letters and Science (BA History, 1971).

Each year the SFCU Sidney Prize is awarded to a student who submits the best essay on the topic of “What Does it Mean to Be Australian?” Submissions are judged by a team of experts. The essay that is judged the most innovative, thought-provoking and interesting will win the prize.

SFCU is proud to recognize these top students as our SFCU Sidney Prize winners. We look forward to the future achievements of these young minds. You can view a complete list of winners by sending a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to: Winners List Request, 42 Union St., Sidney, NY 13838. Requests must be received by 5/1/2024. SFCU is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected requests. Prizes may be subject to state and federal taxes, where applicable. Please see Official Rules for additional terms and conditions.