Singapore Prize 2023 Winners Announced

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The first-ever Singapore prize has been awarded to a team of social entrepreneurs for their innovative solution to eradicate poverty in the country. The winners were announced on May 4, 2023 at the inaugural Dreams Asia Breakthrough Prize award ceremony at Parkroyal Collection Pickering. The winners received a cash prize of $500,000 and were provided with seed funding of $25,000 to develop their solutions over six months. They were also given access to mentors, potential funders and dialogues with policymakers.

The Earthshot Prize is thrilled to announce that Standard Chartered has joined the Founding Partners of the Prize, bringing the expertise and resources of its global network in catalytic philanthropy, blended finance and community engagement. This support will help the Prize achieve its aim of supporting the next generation of leaders to create and scale a sustainable future for us all.

Talor Gooch is cashing in once again. The 31-year-old Oklahoman, who won the inaugural Dreams Asia Breakthrough Prize in May last year, earned a record $4 million for his victory at the LIV Golf Singapore Championship this weekend, beating out runner-up Sergio Garcia and third-placed Brooks Koepka in a playoff. Gooch’s win at the event, his second in a row at LIV Golf Singapore, pushes his career earnings to $19,641,232.

In the NUS Singapore History Prize, administered by the NUS Department of History, the judges will seek to stimulate an engagement with Singapore’s history broadly understood (meaning pre-1819), and to encourage a wider appreciation amongst the general public of the complexities and nuances of our own historical heritage. The Prize is open to works in any language, and the judges will cast a wide net for consideration of any work dealing with history.

The top-prize winner will receive 3,000 Singapore dollars ($2,158), a commissioned trophy and a 12-month gift code for StoryTel. More than half of the shortlisted writers are taking home a prize for the first time, including Suratman Markesan in Malay and Wang Gungwu in English. Tamil writer rma cureess also won two awards, winning in the reader’s favorite category as well as the readers’ choice for Tamil fiction.

The finalists will be notified of the judges’ decision on September 29, 2022. The winners will be honoured at an awards ceremony and will join a global network of leaders from government, business, philanthropy and civil society who are working together to solve our planet’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit The Prize is supported by founding sponsors Temasek Trust, GenZero and Conservation International.