The Hongkong Prize is an award that allows young people the chance to compete for cash prizes and travel expenses in various fields. Before applying, it is crucial that applicants read through and follow all rules and regulations carefully as there are strict criteria that must be fulfilled; furthermore, selecting an appropriate website for submissions is also key.
At this year’s ceremony, several winners emerged, from activists fighting for freedom and democracy – including some currently facing jail time – to social justice initiatives that demonstrate human resilience even under duress. Coming-of-Age movie “To My Nineteen-Year-Old Self” won best film while Detective Vs Sleuths won the prize for best TV series prize. Michael Hui, an established figure in Hong Kong film history for over four decades received a lifetime achievement award.
At the same ceremony, winners of the Science and Technology Innovation Prize were also announced, with Chai Jijie and Zhou Jianmin winning life science and Zhao Zhongxian and Chen Xianhui taking home physical science prizes respectively. Their research projects include exploring plant defense mechanisms against insect infestation and high temperature superconducting materials which could pave the way to new technologies.
Students studying in Hong Kong can enter the Hongkong Prize Scholarship Competition each year to acquire new skills and experiences that can enhance their education experience. It provides a great way to foster an interest in history, enhance research abilities, become more informed citizens and think independently.
The Hong Kong Prize Awards Ceremony is one of Asia’s premier awards ceremonies, receiving thousands of applications every year from participants across academia, extracurricular activities and extraordinary talent. Winners are celebrated at an awards ceremony where they receive shopping vouchers and F&B benefits as prizes.
Scientists who wish to apply for the Hongkong Prize must ensure their research is relevant to its field and fulfils certain criteria. For instance, applicants must submit clinical trials (prospective or retrospective), observational or epidemiological research that focuses on Hong Kong/Asia as well as basic science investigations relating to Hong Kong/Asia as their focus. Articles like case reports/reviews/letters to editors etc are ineligible.
Apply to Hong Kong starting March 1 by visiting the World of Winners splash page! Applications will be evaluated in three waves, with Southeast Asian applicants having priority over mainland Chinese and international ones. Winners will have an amazing experience exploring Hong Kong while becoming immersed in Asian culture – this truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits!
The Hong Kong Prize is an award that celebrates cinematic innovation and promising Asian directors. It offers two in-kind awards to further advance the careers of winners: an IDP project (involving postproduction services from White Light Studio valued at US$15000 in market equipment rental value) and WIP project. ARRI Hong Kong will provide both of them with professional camera kits.