Syd's work has won numerous awards:

American Library Association
gave four of Syd's recordings Notable Children's awards.
Storytelling World Magazine
honored four of Syd's recordings with its highest award.
Parents' Choice
gave their Gold Award to two of Syd's recordings.
IBM and Good Housekeeping
sent Syd's recording "Joseph the Tailor" to every elementary school in the nation as part of their Tell-Me-a-Tale Celebration.
National Storytelling Network
inducted Syd into its Circle of Excellence.
Chicago's Golden Apple Foundation
presented Syd with their prestigious Golden Apple Award for his work as a high school English teacher.
  • Major institutions and organizations such as the Smithsonian and NASA have commissioned Syd to write and perform hour-long histories.