The Hong Kong Prize is one of the most prestigious prizes in Asia and draws thousands of applicants each year. This merit-based award celebrates scientific research with global impact and encourages young scientists to pursue careers in science. Winners receive a monetary prize and have the opportunity to conduct their research in Hong Kong. This year, the prize has increased its prizes for class One, Two and Three races, as well as a boost to the prize money for the 1,600m to 2,400m category of events.
The HK Prize is open to high school students and rewards academic achievements, talent and extracurricular participation. The competition is free of charge and the top ten finalists will receive a monetary award, a plaque at an awards ceremony, shopping vouchers and F&B perks. It’s important to read the rules carefully before applying, as there are certain criteria that must be met and a rigorous review process that is independent of sponsorship or special committee influences.
HK Prize is not for everyone, but it can be a worthwhile experience for those who have the dedication and talent to make it work. Applicants must write an article on a topic related to Hong Kong culture or history and create an impactful statement that can influence society at large. They must also pass a screening process that examines their writing skills and understanding of Hong Kong culture and history.
If you’re interested in submitting an entry for the HK Prize, you must first be nominated by your teacher. Once you’ve been nominated, you can then begin the submission process by logging in to your account and creating an entry. You must submit your entry by the deadline, and your work will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Those who are deemed the most deserving will be awarded a monetary prize and a plaque at an awards ceremony.
In addition to boosting prize money for class one, two and three races, the Hong Kong Prize will now increase the number of awards presented to each race. This is to help attract more international participants, and will also promote the Hong Kong Racing Association’s efforts to build an international platform for Hong Kong based jockeys.
The 5th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong’s History & Culture was held today, co-organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and the Museum of History. It enhanced students’ interest in history and promoted the development of their independence thinking through working out topics, gathering information and formulating reports. It attracted 47 entries from 18 schools, including senior and junior divisions in written report and multimedia production categories. Kate Li Bingcun from China Daily won a top prize and a 2nd runner-up award in two categories, winning the best arts and culture news report for her three-piece culture series on Hong Kong’s efforts to become a world class city of art and culture.