hk prize is a world-renowned award program which recognises individuals, companies and organisations for their outstanding achievements. Its mission is to encourage excellence in all sectors and to serve society. The HKAI awards are presented in six categories, including Grand Awards and Awards with Certificates of Merit. All award work is carried out under the highest ethical standards. If there is a breach of ethics, the Board reserves the right to terminate the award and withdraw the prize money, certificates and trophies. The HKAI Charter also stipulates that any staff involved in the award’s work are subject to confidentiality obligations.
In a congratulatory speech at the Hong Kong News Awards 2022 ceremony on Friday, Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said good news can often be bad news but there are also plenty of positive stories to report on. He added that the city’s journalism industry can be a platform for society to explore fresh opportunities brought about by Hong Kong’s new stage of development and high-quality growth in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
A group of US lawmakers has nominated the leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for this year’s Nobel peace prize. The bipartisan group, which includes Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Marco Rubio, the cochairs of the congressional-executive commission on China that assesses human rights in the country, described the campaigners as a global inspiration in their resistance to Beijing’s repression. They said Jimmy Lai, Cardinal Joseph Zen, Tonyee Chow Hang-tung, Gwyneth Ho and Joshua Wong represented the millions of Hong Kong citizens who stood up for democracy.
The new system for prize-money allocation will also see a HK$1 million bonus for first wins in Class Three, and a boost to the prize money for horses that win their first race at 1,600m. This will help the Hong Kong Jockey Club achieve its vision of having the best quality horses in the region, and will make it a more attractive proposition to owners of top-quality horses who have not won a major prize in the past.
The HK Prize and Medal Programme will now be administered by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Council (HKSTIC). The new programme will be implemented on a trial basis for the next two years, with the aim of becoming a permanent award scheme. It is hoped that the programme will inspire more young people to pursue careers in science and technology, and to foster scientific entrepreneurship in the local community. The new scheme is expected to be fully launched in the autumn of 2023. The HKSTIC will also continue to offer grants to students and graduates to fund their research projects in the field of science, technology and engineering. It will also support the development of science and technology startups in Hong Kong. It will also provide scholarships for local school children to study overseas. The programme will be funded by the Government of Hong Kong and private donors.