The Winners of the Singapore Prize 2023
The 2023 winners of the Singapore prize have been announced. The biennial award honours writers across the island-state’s four official languages: Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. The pool of entries was smaller than in previous years, with 12 top prizes up for grabs in a range of categories.
Britain’s Prince William is in Singapore to announce the winners of his Earthshot prize, a PS1m award for green innovators. He arrived Tuesday and met with local groups to hear about their work. He also sat down for a round of dragon boating and will visit the United for Wildlife global summit. William, 41, was traveling without his wife, Kate Middleton, who stayed home to support their son’s school exams.
SGIFF’s main stage is home to a number of short film, documentary and animation works from around the region, including the winning entries for the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation-SGIFF Southeast Asian Documentary Grant and the SGIFF Southeast Asian Short Film Grant. These finalists and their creators will be awarded cash prizes, as well as a year-long mentorship from the festival. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 23.
In the Readers’ Choice category, the four winning titles – “Making of a Great Nation”, “Magic Babe Ning”, “Teduk-Teduk Pangeran” and “Wang Sik-Kian” – were chosen by more than 4,000 readers in an online vote. These four titles will receive a combined total of S$120,000 in cash prizes, as well as a year-long mentoring programme with film makers and production houses.
A Singapore-based architecture firm has won the world’s best building award for a housing complex that integrates community space and more than 100 apartments for senior citizens. The judges of the prestigious World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam selected Kampung Admiralty for its integration of public facilities, community space and a network of walkways, beating hundreds of shortlisted projects that were competing for the title.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) have announced the winners of the SFF Global FinTech Hackcelerator and SFF Global FinTech Awards 2023. The awards recognise innovative solutions and entrepreneurship in the financial services industry.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Singapore Prize for Young Talents has been awarded to 11 individuals and teams. The winner for each of the 12 categories consists of a team that is not more than six people.
The annual Singapore Literature Prize will award authors in Singapore’s four official languages of Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. This year’s competition was held in a different format, with each of the 12 categories now consisting of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, instead of separate awards for each language. This is the first time that the prize has offered a combined award for literature in all four of its categories. This was to better reflect the wide range of writing talent in Singapore, according to organisers. The winners will be honoured at an event at Victoria Theatre on August 25.