Day: July 6, 2024

The HK Prize – Honouring Excellence in Journalism

hk prize is one of Asia’s most sought-after awards, drawing thousands of applicants each year. Winners are awarded both a monetary prize and the opportunity to conduct their research in Hong Kong. The non-governmental merit-based award celebrates scientific research with global impact while encouraging young scientists to pursue careers in science. The prize is presented in the fields of astronomy, life science and medicine, and mathematical sciences. In addition to the monetary prize, winners are given the chance to showcase their research to the international community and share it with Hong Kong’s diverse population of scientists and scientists-in-training.

The winner of the hk prize will be chosen by the judges from the shortlisted entries. The winning artist will receive HK$30,000 and the school will receive HK$20,000. The competition is open to all enrolled secondary school students in Hong Kong. They can enter by being nominated by their teachers. Students must submit their artwork before the submission deadline.

Each year, the prize honours individuals and institutions that have made significant contributions to Hong Kong’s societal development. The recipients are selected through a comprehensive review of candidates’ achievements, transformations brought about, and social or economic value created. The review panel comprises experts from all sectors. The award ceremony is held in the presence of a group of representatives from the Central Government agencies, and celebrities.

In the hk prize category, a special mention went to Wong Sui-pong’s Obedience, which delves into the microcosm of Hung Hom, while the jury award was given to Oksana Karpovych’s Intercepted, which contrasts scenes in Ukraine since the invasion with conversations between Russian soldiers and their families. In the documentary category, first runner-up went to Matt Haldane and reporters Dylan Butts and Xinmei Shen for their piece in October 2023 on obstacles to becoming a cryptocurrency hub. The post’s senior designer Emilio Rivera also received merit in the Best News Page Design (Series) for his work on the Gaza-Israel conflict.

The hk prize is an annual award by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong to recognise the outstanding achievements of journalists and raise professional standards. It includes categories for reporting, writing, photography and design. In addition to the HK$1 million prize, the winnings are given out at an awards ceremony attended by a group of representatives from the Central Government departments and private enterprises.

The hk prize is an award to honour excellence in research by younger Fellows of the Hong Kong Academy of Medical Sciences. It is a recognition of their efforts to advance clinical practice and the advancement of knowledge in the medical profession. The award consists of an engraved gold medal and a cash prize. The hk prize is awarded to individuals or teams of researchers in any field of medicine. No more than five persons or teams will be rewarded in each field each year. The award is supported by a grant from the General Fund of Hong Kong.