The Hong Kong Prize 2020
The Hong Kong prize is an annual arts award aimed at raising awareness and fostering discussion around social issues that affect the local community. The prize recognises works that explore human rights and the impact of globalisation on Hong Kong, as well as works that inspire social change.
It is a unique opportunity for artists from the region to showcase their work, and for the wider audience to learn more about these issues. The prize celebrates the power of art to galvanise positive change, whilst also supporting artists from all walks of life.
This year’s award is open to artists who are based in Hong Kong or have roots in the city. The judging committee will be looking for artworks that raise issues of social, political or environmental importance in Hong Kong and its diaspora.
In addition to artworks that address these themes, the jury will also be looking for those that have the potential to make a lasting contribution to the development of the arts in Hong Kong. The jury will be made up of representatives from the arts sector, academia and the public, with members including the chairpersons of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Chinese Art Society.
There will also be a special award for Hong Kong students who have excelled in their studies. The winning student will receive an award of £1,000, which can be used towards a trip to Hong Kong or another destination.
The winning student will be announced in June 2020, and the award will be awarded at a ceremony held in February of the following year. The awards will be presented at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
Taking part in the prize is a great way to get into the creative spirit, and will be an experience not to be missed for anyone interested in the arts. The jury will also be looking for work that will encourage discussion and debate, so it’s important to take part in this event if you have an interest in art or are a fan of the city’s artistic scene.
This prize is a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the most exciting and thought-provoking artworks from the Hong Kong region. The winners will have the chance to display their works in an industrial building in Wong Chuk Hang, where visitors can immerse themselves in powerful visual representations of the world’s most pressing problems.
They will also be awarded a certificate of recognition.
The judges will be looking for works that are visually striking and engage with human rights. There will be a variety of themes covered, from women’s rights to the rights of the refugee population and human rights activists such as Liu Xiaobo.
There will also be a series of talks, where artists will be asked to talk about their art, their influences and how they believe the works they have made relate to their own experiences. This will give everyone the chance to share their thoughts on what the prize aims to achieve and will help promote the prize.