HK Prize is a merit-based award presented to scientists for their contributions towards advancing and expanding scientific and technological innovation in Hong Kong. As a non-governmental, independent, objective review it acknowledges scientists whose contributions have advanced scientific advancement, promoted scientific discovery or created technological change within Hong Kong. Organised by Hong Kong Alliance of Technology and Innovation with sponsorship by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited it features as both its logo and trophies an auspicious emblem with positive connotations in both Chinese and Western contexts – two precious elements together create happy associations both within Chinese as well as Western contexts!
On November 12 in Hong Kong, three astrophysicists will receive one of this year’s 10 million US dollar Shaw Prizes for Astronomy winners at an award ceremony. FRBs, or fast radio bursts, are millisecond-long pulses of intense radio waves believed to come from distant galaxies and have never before been detected by science.
Astronomers believe these powerful waves may be generated by neutron stars – remnants of collapsed stars after a supernova explosion – though their source remains unknown. Astronomers speculate that neutron stars interact with nearby material to produce these enormous energy waves which contain huge amounts of potential energy.
Additionally, runners-up in each category will each be awarded with an additional cash prize of HK$500,000 (US$62,500). Six artists shortlisted for this year’s Sigg Prize will have their works displayed at M+ museum as well as share in a cash prize pool of US$25,500 each. In early 2024, the winner of this HK$500,000 Sigg Prize will be announced.
This year’s winners are chosen by an academic-led jury and include five leading democracy advocates from Hong Kong. Their selection serves as a reminder that there are still people in Hong Kong willing to stand up for what they believe in, despite Beijing’s continued oppression.
The Hong Kong Film Awards, or HKFA in Chinese, is an annual film awards ceremony held since 1982 to recognize outstanding achievement in various aspects of filmmaking. As one of Hong Kong’s premier events, it is one of its most renowned events. Hong Kong Film Awards is now an internationally recognized event, serving as an Asian equivalent of Hollywood’s Academy Awards in America. Recognised as Hong Kong cinema’s second highest accolade, winners are honored during a ceremony hosted in Wan Chai district of the city. Sir Run Run Shaw, an influential businessman and film producer from Hong Kong was named as the namesake for this award. Its organizers have an established history of working within the film industry worldwide and boast an excellent network of film industry contacts both domestically and abroad. HKFA has earned an exceptional track record in selecting top talent and its reputation of fair and transparent operation has contributed to their continued success over time. Most recently, London Film Critics Circle recognized them as the premier Asian film awards ceremony worldwide!