The HK Prize and the HK Students Prize

The Hong Kong Prize (hk prize) is one of Asia’s premier awards and attracts thousands of applicants every year. Not only can winning it provide substantial monetary compensation, but winners also enjoy seminars and research internships at universities and laboratories around Hong Kong as part of their award. In doing so they have the chance to collaborate with top scientists – many whom have gone on to win Nobel prizes themselves – as well as gain exposure within scientific communities throughout Asia. It has long been considered a fantastic way of breaking into science communities worldwide.

This year’s HK Prize saw an unprecedented record number of submissions; and its shortlist is drawn from an impressive pool of over 100 works. This year’s theme for this competition, “Our Changing World”, encourages participants to explore global evolution through art – socially, culturally, technologically and environmentally – through their artwork. Shortlisted works represent various styles and mediums representing different aspects such as international displacement, climate change, labour migration, feminism and gender and sexuality issues.

The award honors individuals who contribute to global civilisation and inspire others towards building an exemplary society. It includes both a monetary prize as well as seminars and research internships at some of Hong Kong’s premier universities and laboratories – giving winners firsthand experience of cutting-edge scientific work done there while working alongside researchers who have gone on to win Nobel prizes themselves.

BOCHK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PRIZE is open to any field related to technology innovation in Hong Kong such as Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Life and Health Sciences, New Materials & Energy Innovation or Advanced Manufacturing. Only one individual or team per field can win this prize. Hong Kong Alliance of Technology and Innovation’s Board is responsible for interpreting its charter, suggesting important research fields for THE PRIZE competition, selecting members of Review Committee and Compliance Oversight Team as well as setting requirements for nominating experts as nominees, as well as performing liaison and coordination duties between itself, Review Committee, Compliance Oversight Team and sponsoring agencies.

HK Students Prize is open to all secondary school students enrolled in Hong Kong secondary schools, and may be entered through teacher nomination. Artists must submit their artwork online by December to be shortlisted and judge’s prize of HK$8,000 awarded as well as teacher prizes of HK$20k will be given out amongst shortlisted artists.

Veteran director Benny Chan took home top honors at the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards with his action flick Raging Fire, while Michael Hui received the lifetime achievement award for his contributions to Hong Kong cinema. The ceremony was hosted at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre before a full house, marking its inaugural ceremony since last year’s pandemic outbreak; hosted by Hong Kong Academy of Movies and Television with TVB live televising it live across town as well as simulcast radio broadcasting it live, featuring special performance by singer/actor Jolin Tsai herself!