The hongkong prize is one of Asia’s premier awards, drawing thousands of applicants every year. It honors scientists who have made significant contributions to science and technology. Winners receive a monetary prize and access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities. It is a great way to celebrate scientific achievement and encourage more people to become scientists.
The 2023 HK Prize will challenge Hong Kong artists to delve deeper into this year’s theme ‘Our Changing World’, and its multiple interpretations. Through diverse art forms and approaches, the shortlisted works will explore social, cultural, technological, and environmental changes, and their impact on individual lives in different ways. This includes themes of global displacement, climate change, labour migration, and diversity.
A total of 102 artworks have been shortlisted, with a record number of student and community artists from Hong Kong participating in this year’s competition. This is the highest number of shortlisted entries since the inauguration of the award in 2016. A total of HK$420,000 will be awarded to the winning artist and a HK$10,000 prize for their school. The public can vote for their favourite work from the shortlisted finalists online until 28 January 2019.
To be eligible to apply, scholars must have been a Fellow of the Academy within the past 10 years and the research must be an original clinical study, observational or epidemiological study or basic science study (not a review article or letter to the editor). Manuscripts under contract must be accompanied by a copy of the contracts. The final decision will be made by a panel of judges. The winning manuscript will be published in a leading peer-reviewed journal, and the winner will receive an engraved gold medal and a cash prize of HK$25,000.
HK Prize is open to all secondary school students in Hong Kong, who must be nominated by their teachers before the submission deadline of 30 November. The shortlisted artists will be judged on their technical skill, composition and execution, as well as how the artworks embody the theme of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion both at home and abroad. The winners will be announced in a ceremony at City Hall in April 2024.
As a unique writing contest that recognizes Asian culture and history, HK Prize has drawn writers from all over the globe to compete for its top ten finalists who each receive a monetary prize along with shopping vouchers and F&B perks at an awards ceremony. It is recommended that writers read and follow all rules carefully to avoid any controversies or issues that could jeopardize the integrity of this literary competition.