The Singapore Prize and NUS History Prize
The Singapore Prize is an biennial award that recognizes literary works written in any of Singapore’s four official languages – English, Chinese, Malay or Tamil. Open to authors from all walks of life and designed to foster a flourishing literary scene across Singapore’s city-state. Winners receive cash awards, trophies and an invited reading before being added to Singapore’s list of Distinguished Writers.
The NUS Singapore History Prize recognizes works that explore important aspects of Singapore history. Established by an endowment gift from an anonymous donor in 2014, this biennial award is administered by the NUS Department of History and will be presented for the 2024 prize in September by an academic committee dedicated to Singaporean history.
Not only will the winners receive cash prizes, but also 16.5 Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points to boost their world ranking. Furthermore, winning players will qualify for other benefits associated with event wins including two or more seasons exemption from Tour competition and entry into key events.
Winners will not only take home a cash prize but will also experience some of the finest golf courses worldwide during a tour that spans three countries, including South Korea and Japan. Furthermore, this tour features some of Asia’s biggest tournaments featuring some of its premier golf players.
Winners of the tournament will also be rewarded with various perks, from hotel stays and flights to meals and prizes that total more than US$1 million. Plus, one team from each division will qualify to take part in the coveted Dubai Duty Free Championship – one of the premier golfing tournaments on the golfing calendar.
Singapore provides numerous design awards and prizes that recognize groundbreaking contributions made to society by designers and architecture firms. Examples of such prizes are P*DA Design of the Year Awards which recognize projects which demonstrate economic transformation, quality-of-life improvement, brand development and community enhancement – an award won by CapitaSpring building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group in collaboration with RSP Architects Planners Engineers (Pte) Ltd and Carlo Ratti Associati recently being an excellent example.
Singapore boasts not only its Design Prize but also a host of other prestigious prizes awarded to citizens and companies for innovation, research, technological development, sportsmanship, art and cultural achievements. Science & technology awards sit alongside sports, art & cultural accolades. Furthermore, Singapore hosts many renowned international universities & organizations which draw talent from around the world by offering international students opportunities to study and work abroad; thus contributing to an energised economy that thrives and prospers – while being global leaders in sustainability with an active social innovation ecosystem – further cementing Singapore’s status in an economic sense!