Hong Kong Prize is an elite writing contest designed to recognize those with an affinity for Asian culture and history. Top finalists receive both monetary awards as well as shopping vouchers and F&B vouchers; although winning can be challenging, competing is worth your while if you are able to demonstrate talent and dedication!
In 1996, this prize was established to commemorate Professor Wang Gungwu of the Department of History at University of Hong Kong who passed away unexpectedly. Friends and students in his department raised funds in his memory with money donated from private donors matching it through Government Matching Scheme’s Sixth Round.
This award recognizes individuals who are making an impactful difference to society through positive social change and developing global perspectives. Winners this year include a young man using technology to aid homeless individuals, and an artist reinterpreting human rights into fine art concepts. This international scholarship program is made possible thanks to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited’s sponsorship, as well as support from the Global Views Foundation which promotes globalization among youth.
The Hong Kong Prize honors outstanding achievements across arts, sports, education and sciences by honoring young scientists contributing to global scientific advancement with its merit-based award. Sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and reflecting its distinctive emblem: a pearl with pierced jade amulet symbolizing both happiness and meaning, it recognizes young scientists demonstrating global scientific advancement.
Hong Kong Film Awards, delayed due to Typhoon Mangkhut, have finally been unveiled. Derek Tsang took home most awards including best director for Better Days while Jackson Yee and Zhou Dongyu earned praise for their captivating performances in this film.
Last night in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Film Awards honored this year’s best local films. Hosted by actor and comedian Andy Lau – known for his musical roles in movies such as Invincible and Crazy Rich Asians – these awards honored their finest local productions of 2018. Winners were determined by an independent panel of judges comprised of representatives from thirteen professional film bodies in Hong Kong. The ceremony was broadcast live on TVB and CBBC; TVB hosted its sixth such event and saw over 300,000 votes cast – a record turnout. Early this week, nominees for this year’s China Business Awards were unveiled. Categories have been expanded to include both Mainland and Greater China categories, which was previously only available for Greater China awards. Finalists were revealed over three rounds – each round had two voting rounds that selected top five nominees in each category before two winners were ultimately determined in a runoff vote.