What is the Hongkong Prize?

The Hongkong Prize Literary Competition attracts writers from around the globe and serves to promote Asian culture and history while rewarding top ten finalists with cash, shopping vouchers and F&B benefits. Due to the nature of its fiercely competitive nature, however, it is vitally important that readers carefully read all rules prior to entering.

The Hong Kong Prize is a prestigious literary award that recognizes and rewards authors of books covering Hong Kong history. Sponsored by the Royal Asiatic Society and judged by an expert panel in this subject area, its winner will receive cash, certificate and trophy; with this goal of recruiting more authors who specialize in Hong Kong history history being its primary purpose.

This award recognizes scientific research with substantial societal benefit and is open to researchers from any nation or discipline. The Hong Kong Prize offers scientists access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities while encouraging young people to pursue science careers. Winners may present their work at an awards ceremony and gain international exposure as part of this recognition.

Applying for the HK Prize involves submitting research papers along with letters of recommendation from university professors or senior researchers. Once submitted, each submission will be reviewed by an expert panel and winners announced at an awards ceremony; winning authors will receive a prize of HK$25,000 as well as opportunities to take part in scientific exchange programs in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Prize is one of the premier awards in Asia and draws in thousands of applications every year. Winners receive not only monetary compensation but also access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities. Our judging panel comprises representatives from both academic and business sectors in Hong Kong society, so you can rest assured that your work will be evaluated fairly. The Hong Kong Prize logo, found on all trophies awarded to winners, features two precious elements – a pearl and jade amulet pierced through with holes – to symbolize how human resilience can overcome any challenge presented by life’s challenges. Prize eligibility is open to all researchers; however, winning research must relate to Hong Kong. When applying, please submit a comprehensive report that includes details about your project’s background, methodology and findings – along with bibliographies and footnotes to give credit where it’s due.