What is the Hong Kong Prize?

The Hong Kong Prize is an acclaimed writing competition that attracts writers from around the globe. Participating can help build your writing portfolio while opening up opportunities to win cash prizes and other perks across a range of fields – but be sure to carefully read all rules and regulations beforehand so there are no surprises later on!

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Prize is one of the premier awards in Asia. Recognizing scientific research with global impact and encouraging young scientists to pursue careers in science, the prize offers both a monetary prize as well as the opportunity for conducting their research in Hong Kong.

Nominees for this year’s prize include activists fighting for freedom and democracy – some even imprisoned or arrested; as well as social justice initiatives like sheltering homeless adults through charity. Their stories “show us how human spirits can overcome repression and hardship”, according to University of California Riverside professor Perry Link and Hong Kong Prize organizer.

15 academics from 10 nations composed a letter accompanying their nomination and likened five imprisoned Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders to Nazi critic Carl von Ossietzky, Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov and Polish politician Lech Walesa who died while imprisoned – each receiving their own Nobel Peace Prize award – thus emphasizing their highest moral aspirations as human beings. A Nobel Peace Prize would acknowledge their heroic work while upholding humanity’s ideals, they wrote.

Winners of the Hong Kong Prize will be recognized at an awards ceremony held in Hong Kong and granted access to premier research facilities within the city, in addition to attending relevant international conferences and seminars related to their field of work. It is one of Asia’s most esteemed awards and can open doors to numerous opportunities for winners.

HKFA recognizes and awards Hong Kong’s finest film productions through voting by members of the public. Winners in each category will be announced during a ceremony in November and then considered for consideration of winning films at Hong Kong International Film Festival, held annually between December and March.

The BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize seeks to recognize individuals or teams that have made outstanding contributions across a range of science and technology fields, such as Artificial Intelligence/Robotics/Life/Health/New Materials/ Energy/ Advanced Manufacturing/ FinTech etc. Sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, it will be presented each year to no more than five persons or teams per award category per year. If interested, start by reviewing eligibility criteria before submitting an online application form – good luck!