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The sdy Prize and the Sydney Peace Prize

sdy prize is a new initiative to help South Australian visual artists develop their careers. The prize is worth $4000 and will support a person to undertake fieldwork overseas as part of their higher degree research project in the field of art. The prize will be awarded to an individual or team of individuals and is intended to recognise a significant contribution to Australian art. The winner will be able to apply the grant towards travel and living expenses and the production of works. The prize was launched in July 2013 and is supported by the NSW State Government through Arts NSW.

The Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner is the main fundraising event of the year for the Sydney Peace Foundation, helping Laureates continue their vital work to promote peace with justice in our world. It unites people from all walks of life to celebrate the achievements of our Laureates, while encouraging debate and inspiring individuals and groups to take action in their own communities.

Each year, the Sydney Peace Foundation awards a $50,000 Sydney Peace Prize to an individual or organisation who has made a significant contribution to the cause of peace with justice in our world. The Prize is awarded at a special ceremony and lecture held at the Sydney Town Hall and attended by invited guests. The Prize is the Foundation’s most prestigious award and provides an opportunity to highlight the incredible work of our Laureates and inspire others to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Rifler Viktor “sdy” Orudzhev rejoined Natus Vincere’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster on a free temporary loan from MAD Lions. The Ukrainian joined the team in time to compete at IEM Cologne. Sdy’s return comes on the heels of a successful run at the BLAST Premier Spring Finals, where he stood in for Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhaylov and helped the team win $200,000 first prize money and a World Final berth.

Whether or not your manuscript is published, you may still carry the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award seal. The seal carries prestige in the publishing industry and has encouraged writers with varying experience to try their hand at writing for this audience. It is not a guarantee of publication, but it has been an incentive for many authors to pursue publishing opportunities.

To order gold or silver seals to place on your own copies of winning titles, please scroll down to the bottom of this page. For bulk purchases, please contact the past chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, Rebecca Levitan.

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