Celebrities graced Singapore to mark the third annual Earthshot Prize event hosted by Temasek and GenZero. At this awards ceremony, five winners presented solutions pertaining to nature protection, clean air pollution control, ocean rejuvenation, waste reduction and climate change issues. Hollywood superstar Cate Blanchett joined actors Donnie Yen and Lana Condor along with Australian wildlife conservationist Robert Irwin to host this awards ceremony.
Kamaladevi Aravindan’s non-fiction work Sembawang (2020; available here) has made an early bid for this year’s Singapore Literature Prize. Her novel explores life in a housing estate over several decades rather than following only those with big political influence as in traditional historical accounts. NUS established this award back in 2014 in order to expand writers’ definition of history with works exploring any aspect of Singaporean past allowed into consideration for consideration for consideration as history.
Sonny Liew of Singapore has also earned praise for his graphic novel Charlie Chan Hock Chye. This work won three Eisner Awards (the Oscars of comics) in the US as well as best international title at Denmark’s Pingprisen prize this year. Additionally, its translation into Mandarin Chinese will be completed before publication in China in 2023.
At stake are not only grand prizes but also individual category winners who will each be receiving USD $110,000 cash as well as multiple concert engagements and recording contracts with Universal Music Singapore as well as appearances at the World Economic Forum on Asia in 2024. In total, top 10 finalists received prizes totalling USD $50,000 as prizes including recording contracts with Universal Music Singapore and appearance at the World Economic Forum on Asia in 2024.
Singapore International Violin Competition has entered its 23rd edition. A distinguished panel of six judges led by Qian Zhou (Chair), Martin Beaver, Martin T:son Engstroem Lee Kyung Sun Mihaela Martin and Joshua Kangming Tan judged this year’s competition.
On December 14th at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, winners were revealed during an awards ceremony. Violinists Dmytro Udovychenko, Anna Kozyreva and Angela Cheng received top prizes while Mihaela Martin and Joel Smirnoff received honorable mentions.
Organisers of this year’s event were pleased with this year’s participation, which saw over 300 entries from 27 countries and territories. Winners will be invited to attend WEFX 2023 – World Economic Forum on Asia in Singapore next February where they can network with business leaders, government officials, investors and more.
Additionally, attendees will gain access to Singapore’s growing network of global influencers and develop connections for growth on both local and regional markets. The event is co-sponsored by Singapore Business Federation and World Economic Forum – visit their websites for more details! Additionally, support was also provided by NTUC Income (Singapore’s national pension scheme) and Temasek Trust (the sovereign wealth fund of Singaporean government).