What is the Hongkong Prize?

The hongkong prize is one of Asia’s premier writing contests that draws writers from around the world and offers top ten finalists a chance to showcase their talents. It’s also a great way to get noticed by potential publishers and editors, which could lead to future opportunities. The judging panel is made up of industry experts, which makes the process more thorough and fair.

This prestigious award champions the mission of “Boosting Hong Kong and Serving the Country through technology” by attracting global top science talent, nurturing forward-looking scientists and together building Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology hub. It is an independent merit-based award that recognizes scientific research achievements in the following fields: artificial intelligence and robotics, life and health sciences, physical science and materials, advanced manufacturing and fintech.

Applicants must submit an original article that has significant impact in his or her field of study, and the research is conducted in Hong Kong. It can be a prospective or retrospective clinical studies, observational studies or epidemiological articles (but meta-analyses or review articles are ineligible). Moreover, it should have been published within the past three years, and it should be highly innovative and transformative.

Winners of this prestigious award will receive both monetary prizes as well as access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities, which is an excellent opportunity for scientists to advance their careers in one of the world’s most vibrant science hubs. Past winners have ranged from a young man who used technology to assist homeless individuals to an artist who interpreted human rights into fine art concepts.

Hong Kong arts practitioners are energetic international centers of culture and creativity, embracing the concept of our constantly changing world and reflecting it through various art forms. This prize gives them recognition, support and encouragement for their creative work, arts projects or further studies, as well as increased international visibility through top-tier media coverage and an expansive network of potential collaborators.