What is the Hong Kong Prize?

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The Hong Kong Prize is one of the top writing competitions in Asia. It honors high school students for their academic achievements and extracurricular participation. It also offers monetary awards and the opportunity to conduct scientific research at some of the city’s premier facilities. It is important to read all rules and regulations thoroughly before participating in this prestigious contest.

The HK Prize is open to all enrolled secondary school students in Hong Kong, and can be entered by teachers nominating their students. Participants can submit up to three artworks online before the submission deadline. Each shortlisted artwork will be judged by a panel of judges and one artwork will be awarded the Judges’ Prize. The school of the Judges’ Prize winner will receive HK$20,000.

In honour of the late Professor Wang Gungwu, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong and an internationally renowned historian, his friends and classmates raised funds to establish the Wang Gungwu Scholarship for Postgraduate Student in History. The balance of a loan fund set up by the former vice-chancellor was transferred to this scholarship to encourage students studying Chinese history.

This year, the Hong Kong prize ceremony was a bit different than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of a star-studded affair, it was held via a livestream on social media. However, this didn’t stop the winners from celebrating their accomplishments!

Some of the most exciting wins included coming-of-age film To My Nineteen-Year-Old Self, forensic thriller Detective Vs. Sleuths, and more. Several photographers and artists were also nominated, including photographer Andy Chun, whose work has been featured in various magazines and art exhibitions. The HK Prize is an amazing way to recognize the talent of young people and encourage them to continue with their passions.

The HK Prize is a wonderful opportunity for scientists to further their careers and contribute to the world. It also inspires young researchers to keep exploring innovative ideas, and stay in Hong Kong for their long-term career development. It also helps to elevate Hong Kong’s status as a global hub of science and technology innovation. The prize has been very well received by the industry, with a lot of support from universities, researchers and innovative enterprises in Hong Kong and around the world. It has also attracted attention from international academic circles and the media. The BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize is sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. The winning team or individual will receive a cash prize of 2 million Hong Kong dollars, which is sponsored by BOCHK. In addition, they will be able to use the prize money for research in their field of expertise. This will be a great incentive for them to continue their pursuit of scientific breakthroughs, and establish themselves in Hong Kong to serve the country and the world. In the future, this prize will help attract more international scientific talents to Hong Kong. The BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Award will be presented annually from 2022 onwards.