What is the Hongkong Prize?

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The Hongkong Prize is one of Asia’s premier awards, drawing thousands of applicants annually. It honors scientists whose pioneering scientific contributions have had an extraordinary social impact, as well as encouraging more people to enter science careers. Winners in each category receive cash awards as well as certificates and letters of thanks from organizers.

The John D. Young Prize was created by friends and students of late historian Dr. John D. Young to recognize his outstanding contribution to Asian history. Awarded through Hong Kong Historical Society and judged by scholars worldwide, this prize also acts as a platform to promote Hong Kong as a center of scientific innovation and international cooperation, featuring its logo depicting two precious elements – pearl and jade amulet – with positive connotations in both Eastern and Western cultures.

In 2022, the Hong Kong Prize celebrated its 30th anniversary by honoring individuals and organizations that further world civilisation. These included individuals using technology to assist homeless individuals; an artist reinterpreting human rights concepts into fine art concepts; a civil society group which ensured no migrant was left behind on their journey for protection, justice and dignity; as well as winners who received special prizes that enabled them to visit Hong Kong and access its premier research facilities.

Scientists wishing to compete for the Hong Kong Prize must submit either a clinical study (including prospective and retrospective trials), an observational or epidemiological investigation, or basic science research that emphasizes empirical data collection and analysis. Their first-authored article should not include reviews or letters to editors as this will only increase chances of acceptance into competition.

Winners receive cash prizes, while top ten finalists are invited to an awards ceremony to display their work and win recognition from Hong Kong’s premier research facilities – something truly rare among international competitions! Participants should thoroughly read through the rules and regulations prior to entering this competition in order to avoid any issues down the road.

Winners of the Hongkong Prize not only receive a monetary prize but are also offered the opportunity to visit Hong Kong and experience its culture and landscape first-hand, meeting other winning authors from around the globe while sharing diverse perspectives – providing an exceptional opportunity for writers who specialize in Asian history and culture to expand their professional networks and gain recognition.