The Hongkong Prize is an annual award given to those who demonstrate exceptional dedication in their fields, such as journalists who expose human rights abuses, activists who risk their lives for freedom of speech and professors who invented liquid biopsy to allow doctors to detect cancer more quickly. Along with receiving a monetary prize, winners also gain access to top research facilities in Hong Kong where they will collaborate with leading scientists around the globe and gain knowledge about cutting-edge scientific research.
The Hong Kong Alliance of Technology and Innovation gives out the HK Prize annually to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in scientific research. Judging is independent from sponsorship or personal interests and meant to foster scientific research within Hong Kong. As an award that honors pioneering efforts as well as scientific innovation, application, and transformational impact; the prize also promotes scientific research across Hong Kong.
People interested in applying for the Hongkong Prize must first submit their work online, which will then be evaluated by a panel of judges. Those considered most deserving will be awarded both a monetary prize and official certificate from Hong Kong University/laboratories; additionally finalists may participate in seminars and internships offered during this competition.
Applicants for this competition should possess both an interest in Asian culture and superior writing abilities, along with an article that makes an impactful statement about society in general. Before applying, all potential competitors should carefully read over all rules and regulations to avoid disqualification from competing.
Winners of this award will have an exciting six month internship at a Hong Kong research institution and be invited to seminars and workshops led by Hong Kong scientists, which can expand your network and expose them to recent advancements in their field. Furthermore, it provides them with exposure opportunities with potential employers.
The Hong Kong Prize is an invaluable means of supporting young directors. Its symbol, depicted both on its logo and trophy for winners, features two amulets: one with pearls in it juxtaposed against jade amulets pierced at various places – it represents Hong Kong’s resilience and the spirit of its residents; in spite of challenging times it continues to flourish – an inspiration to all, including this year’s finalists who ranged from students who used their creativity to help homeless people to an artist reinterpreting human rights into fine art concepts; truly impressive individuals all.