The Hong Kong Prize and the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards

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The Hong Kong Prize is one of Asia’s premier awards, drawing thousands of applications each year. It rewards scientific research with significant societal benefit, encouraging young people to follow their passions and expand their global perspectives. Winners receive monetary prizes and access to some of Hong Kong’s top research facilities. Past recipients have included a student who used technology to assist homeless students and an artist who translates human rights issues into fine art concepts.

The winners of this award are chosen by an expert panel. The award is given in five fields: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Life and Health, New Materials and Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, and FinTech. The judges evaluate each candidate’s scientific and technological innovation achievements, the transformation of those achievements, and the social or economic value they create. The winner is awarded a cash prize of HK$40,000, and their school will also get a grant of HK$80,000.

This contest is open to all high school students in Hong Kong. They can submit their artwork online before the submission deadline. The best entries will be reviewed by a jury and the winner will be announced on September 25. The winning artists will be able to visit Hong Kong and explore its history and culture.

Founded in honor of the late Hong Kong scholar, John D. Young, the Hong Kong prize is one of the most prestigious scholarship opportunities available to Asian studies students. It is presented by the Hong Kong Historical Society, and it aims to celebrate the legacy of Mr. Young and promote his work in Asian history. The prize is highly competitive, with scholars and experts from around the world serving on its judging panel.

Winners of the hongkong prize are selected by an expert panel consisting of scholars and academics from Hong Kong, mainland China, and overseas. The award is open to all Chinese-speaking regions, and the judges will select a single winner from each of the following categories: Life and Culture, Arts and Entertainment, Business and Economy, Education, Health and Welfare, Science and Technology, and Literature and Language.

The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards honour unsung heroes who have made a real difference in the lives of local residents. This year’s winners include a brain cancer survivor who set up an NGO to help students with mental health problems, a Zambian volunteer who works with charities to support the needy, and a teen who designed an app to aid elderly dementia sufferers. The winners will be honoured at a ceremony later this month.