Day: May 20, 2024

The HK Prize is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary

hk prize is one of the premier high school contests, rewarding academic achievements and extracurricular participation. Winners receive monetary prizes and opportunities to conduct scientific research at Hong Kong’s premier facilities. The competition is a great way for high school students to showcase their talents and increase their chances of landing internships and other professional opportunities in the future.

This year, the prize is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Its guiding principles are promoting global civilisation, encouraging others to build harmonious societies and demonstrating human resilience when facing challenges. Past recipients have included social justice activists battling for democracy in their home countries and researchers who developed liquid biopsy technology that helps speed up cancer diagnosis.

The HK Prize was founded by renowned professor Wang Gungwu, who wanted to establish the prize as a way of fostering the best and brightest minds in high schools. It is one of the premier Asian awards, attracting thousands of participants each year. The prize is a highly respected award that provides valuable recognition for exceptional student achievement.

HK Prize is open to all secondary school students in Hong Kong, with teachers nominating up to 10 of their students. Top ten winners will receive both a monetary prize and a chance to present their work to key stakeholders in the development sector. It is important to read through the rules and regulations carefully before applying, as there are some restrictions that applicants should be aware of.

In addition to monetary rewards, finalists also have the opportunity to attend a series of workshops to help them refine their writing skills. Those who make the final cut will compete in a public vote and judges’ prize ceremony. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony attended by representatives of the Hong Kong government and Central government agencies in Hong Kong.

This year, the HK Prize was awarded to Li Bingcun from the News Department for her in-depth articles titled Securing a New Lease of Life and Life at a Crossroads. The article highlighted the advances and challenges in cross-border organ transplantation and fertility perseverance.

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were among the five imprisoned pro-democracy leaders who were nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. They led last summer’s 79-day street occupations to press Beijing for democratic concessions and were handed prison sentences as a result. The nomination by US lawmakers is an “important reminder that freedom is down but not out,” says China scholar Perry Link, who organized the letter of support for the activists. He believes they are worthy of the prize because, unlike most people who face oppression, these activists “did not choose to flee or to remain silent”.”