The Hongkong Prize is an esteemed award given out annually by writers who specialize in Asian culture and history. Top ten finalists receive both a monetary prize and plaque at an awards ceremony as well as shopping vouchers and F&B discounts at an awards ceremony. As this contest can be highly competitive, prospective authors should study its rules thoroughly to give themselves the best chance at victory.
Established by property tycoon Lui Che-woo in 2015, the Hong Kong Prize recognizes individuals whose actions advance world civilisation and inspire others towards creating a harmonious society. Winners in each of three categories will receive an amount comparable to Nobel laureates along with a chance to showcase their work both locally and worldwide.
For scientists to qualify, they must submit a research article which fulfills certain criteria. It must include clinical trials (prospective or retrospective), observational or epidemiological research studies or basic science research conducted during their nomination period in Hong Kong Journal of Medicine – first-authored articles cannot be reviews or letters to editors! Finally, publication must occur during that same nomination period.
Students applying to enter this competition should first be nominated by their teachers, then submit their artwork online before the submission deadline. Their artworks will then be reviewed and scored by a panel of judges; those receiving the highest scores will win a judge’s prize of HK$8,000 as well as receive an grant of HK$20,000 to their school.
This competition is open to all secondary school students in Hong Kong. To enter, interested individuals should visit the official website to understand more of its requirements and be nominated by their teachers to submit artwork prior to its submission deadline. Once submitted, their artworks will be evaluated by a panel of judges who will select 20 winners who will each receive a judges prize of HK$8,000 while their schools receive grants totalling HK$20k each.
The Sigg Prize is an artist prize consisting of a cash award of HK$500,000 awarded annually from Greater China region artists. Shortlisted artists will be showcased during an exhibition held at M+ Museum beginning September 23 and the winner will be revealed early 2024.
Top 10 finalists will also be invited to an awards ceremony and their work displayed at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. An independent jury free from political or personal influences will select one winner; their decision will take into account artistic quality as well as social impact in their assessment process.
The Hong Kong Prize recognizes young researchers whose contributions have made significant impactsful contributions to humanity through their work. Past winners have included using technology to assist homeless individuals and an artist reinterpreting human rights concepts into fine art. Some HK Prize finalists this year risk their lives for their cause – this includes serving jail time for subversion cases as well as developing liquid biopsy technology which enables doctors to detect cancer earlier.