The “Colours of Humanity” Arts Prize (2022) is an award co-hosted by the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, the Justice Centre Hong Kong and the Goethe-Institut Hongkong. It recognizes 25 shortlisted works of art as well as six winners. This prize is open to established and emerging artists of the Hong Kong region, including LGBTQI+ artists.
There is a total prize pool of HK$ 167 million. This is the highest increase in prize money in the history of the competition. The increase is due to a number of reasons. First, the Hong Kong Racing Authority is planning to boost the cash available for all classes. For example, the Class One, Two and Three races will get a significant boost, with more than 20% on the jackpot.
The second reason is that the Hong Kong Jockey Club is looking to rejuvenate the horse population. By offering bonuses, the club hopes to encourage owners to splash out on top-line gallopers. In addition, it hopes to counter rising global bloodstock prices.
While the new bonus system isn’t in place for the next season, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced that the prize-money increases for the 2022-23 season will be even more dramatic. In a press release, the club announced that prize money will increase by a total of HK$167 million. The club also announced that its new bonus system would apply to multiple and banker entries. If you are interested in entering, you can submit your entry forms and partial unit investment of HK$5 at any of its off-course betting branches.
The ‘Colours of Humanity’ Arts Prize is a celebration of creativity from the LGBTQI+ community, community arts, and established and emerging artists of the Hong Kong region. The Prize has been awarded to 83 artworks submitted by artists in the region. This includes works by a variety of genres, such as photography, music, and sculpture. Besides the Prize, the Hong Kong Jockey Club also plans to introduce a range of other incentives to help spur owners to invest in horses.
In addition to the prizes, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has also announced a number of other incentive schemes for the 2022-23 racing season. These include an extra HK$1 million in bonuses for PPGs, when they win their first race in Class Three. Additionally, a partial unit investment of HK$5 is accepted for banker and Multiple & Banker entries. Finally, a number of additional incentive programs are planned, such as a special HK$100,000 prize for the winner of the ‘Hong Kong Cup’.
In conclusion, the ‘Colours of Humanity’ Art Prize is a well-rounded awards program that has something for everyone. From the community artists who will be recognized to the 25 shortlisted works, the Prize is a great way to show appreciation for the talented Hong Kong artists. And with more than HK$100 million on the line, this is an exciting competition for anyone involved.
You can find the results for this event on the HK Prize website. The site will update the results continuously.