Hongkong Prize is one of the world’s most esteemed research and creativity prizes, providing winners with top-tier media coverage, shopping vouchers and F&B perks as well as access to some of Hong Kong’s premier research facilities. Furthermore, winners gain entry to Hong Kong’s global research networks and collaboration opportunities with local scientists.
The Hong Kong Prize is open to residents of Southeast Asia, mainland China and all other regions around the world. Starting March 1, applicants can visit the World of Winners splash page to learn about application processes and winners selection processes in three waves: first for residents from Southeast Asia; then mainland Chinese; and finally international residents. Furthermore, this competition will feature various online and offline activities designed to showcase Hong Kong as an ideal location for research and innovation, such as livestreaming the Symphony of Lights concert as well as curating news feeds and an online video quiz.
Derek Tsang’s China-set bullying drama Better Days took top honors at Wednesday’s Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony, broadcast in its entirety via live stream on social media due to coronavirus pandemic in Hong Kong forcing organizers to cancel usual star-studded event. But even with such limited celebrations taking place this time around, winners were still overjoyed when receiving their awards!
This year’s Colours of Humanity Arts Prize theme, “Our Changing World”, invites artists to explore various aspects of global evolution such as socially, culturally, technologically and environmentally. Artists should explore different interpretations of this theme while sharing their unique views about how it affects individuals within society.
At this year’s ceremony held at a hotel ballroom in Tsim Sha Tsui, 19 awards were handed out. Organisers took 11 minutes to announce winners; though notable names like Best Actor nominees Michael Hui and Sahal Zaman were absent. Tsang’s win marked his second triumph this year after receiving Best Actor for To My Nineteen-Year-Old Self in 2017.
While these results might sound positive, the truth may lie somewhere else entirely. The Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Prize recognizes scientists who have made outstanding scientific advancements in areas including astronomy, physics, life sciences, medical sciences, engineering, information technology, new materials & energy research & manufacturing technologies as well as finance. Prize is presented once every year and awarded by Hong Kong Science and Technology Council with support from Bank of China. Winner will receive both cash prize of HK$2 Million as well as a trophy. The winning article will be selected and published in the Journal of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences by a panel of experts. At the time of submission, applicants must be Academy Fellows. Their research must consist of original clinical, observational or epidemiological studies or basic science investigations; review articles or letters to the editor will not be accepted. The application deadline for this opportunity is December 31, 2021.