As one of Asia’s premier awards, hongkong prize draws thousands of applicants each year. It recognizes scientific research with significant societal benefits while encouraging young people to follow their passions and broaden global perspectives. It also encourages international cooperation and high standards of moral integrity. Its logo depicts two precious elements – a pearl and a jade amulet with holes pierced through them – which have positive associations with both Chinese and Western cultures. Its trophies reflect this balance.
Winners will be rewarded with cash awards and access to some of Hong Kong’s premier research facilities as a symbol of the city’s dedication to the pursuit of excellence. Past winners have included a man who developed technology to assist homeless adults and an artist who reinterprets human rights into fine art concepts. The ceremony is held each year in October, with representatives of the Hong Kong government and sponsoring company officiating.
The HK Prize honors those in society who embody the spirit of humanity by putting it into practice and action. It was created to celebrate individuals who have made a difference in the world around them and have shown great compassion for others. Since 2007, more than 90 individuals have been commended by the award.
One of the most prestigious writing competitions in Hong Kong, this prize has been awarded to many authors in recent years. This highly competitive prize is meant to encourage new writers and attract more readers to Hong Kong literature. It is a great opportunity for anyone who has a passion for writing and has the necessary talent to make it big in this field.
During the pro-Beijing protests in Hong Kong last year, hundreds and sometimes even thousands of civilians were attacked by anti-government demonstrators. Many of them were mainland visitors, journalists or local residents who did not share the protesters’ political views. In this context, it is particularly worrying that the photo which won the Hong Kong prize was taken by a foreign journalist who is suspected of aiming to stigmatize and smear China and Hong Kong police in the eyes of the public.
The HK History Book Prize is a scholarship competition which was established with the fund donated by the Sir Lindsay and Lady May Ride Foundation. It aims to recruit more Hong Kong studies books to the Royal Asiatic Society series and promote scholarship in this area of study. The prize is open to principal authors who have published a Hong Kong studies-related paper in a peer-reviewed journal no earlier than January 2021. The submissions should be accompanied by a copy of the paper and a completed Submission Form. The judges will perform independent judgments and evaluations on the submitted papers. They will then select the winning entries. The results will be announced in May 2022. The winner will be awarded a monetary prize of HK$25,000. This will be awarded by the Society in addition to a certificate and a trophy designed by Hong Kong-based architect Yves Belanger.