Day: October 12, 2023

What is the Hong Kong Prize?

The Hongkong Prize is an international competition that honors science and technology innovation. Hosted by Bank of Hong Kong, it recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions in their fields of work. Winners not only receive cash awards but also shopping vouchers and F&B perks – in addition to access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities.

Participants of the Hongkong Prize should read its rules and regulations carefully prior to submitting their work in order to avoid making errors which could cause litigation issues. They should also select an appropriate website for submission of their works.

The Hongkong Prize is an esteemed award given annually by the Bank of Hong Kong to outstanding researchers who are conducting innovative work in medicine, engineering, physics or mathematics. To be eligible for consideration for this prestigious honor scientists must submit an original article before being eligible to win this coveted accolade.

If a team wins the prize, its funds are distributed equally among members. But money alone won’t motivate most scientists to compete; rather they will likely use this as an opportunity to enhance their reputation and broaden their career horizons.

Many of this year’s Hongkong Prize nominees are activists fighting for freedom and democracy, risking their lives to advance social justice and human rights. Notable figures include an NGO founder who offers shelter to homeless adults as well as a professor who pioneered liquid biopsy technology to rapidly detect cancer.

Astronomer Pauline Wong-Yuen received the Hongkong Prize for her discovery of pulsars in distant galaxies. These radio waves and magnetic fields emitting objects, known as pulsars, are remnants of collapsed neutron stars from supernova explosions; their discovery had profound ramifications for our understanding of dark matter, dark energy, and other cosmological phenomena.

The Hong Kong Film Awards – often called the Oscars of Hong Kong – is an annual awards show honoring Chinese cinema. Considered one of the region’s premier award shows, this ceremony takes place each year at Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui with performances by local actors and singers.

This year’s Hong Kong Film Awards will set an all-time nominations record, due to a more stringent judging process than previous years. A panel will select the best films from various categories including directing, acting and screenwriting for consideration by their committee of judges.

The jury of experts from various fields and is independent from sponsorships or committees to ensure fair and impartial judging processes, not rewarding works that contain bias or political motivations. This year’s awards will take place on September 19 and winners will be revealed during a ceremony.