The Hongkong Prize

The Hongkong Prize is one of Asia’s premier awards, drawing thousands of applicants each year. It recognizes scientific research with significant societal benefits, encouraging young people to pursue their passions while broadening their global perspectives. Winners receive cash awards and access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities. However, before applying for this award, applicants should carefully read all rules as there are specific requirements that must be met.

In addition to the HK$200,000 prize money, the winning teams will be given opportunities to attend seminars hosted by leading Hong Kong science institutions. The goal is to help them develop their professional network while building up their research skills in the field of medical science, laying a solid foundation for their future career development.

As the world becomes more interconnected, it is essential that we all understand each other’s cultures and traditions. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to create an environment that supports diversity and encourages exchange of ideas. The hongkong prize is an excellent example of how this can be done. The prize rewards writers for writing about Asian culture and history, while also promoting understanding of these cultures and their place in the world.

Each year, a selection committee will choose a number of articles published in the HKJO for the award. Original articles that meet the following criteria are eligible: prospective or retrospective clinical studies, observational/epidemiological studies, basic science studies, meta-analysis and review articles. Observational/epidemiological studies should focus on collecting empirical data and making scientific inferences based on evidence. The study should be designed to answer a question of interest and make an impact in the fields of health sciences or public health.

This year’s theme, ‘Our Changing World: Colours of Humanity’, encouraged artists to explore how the world is evolving socially, culturally, and technologically. A record-breaking 102 artworks were submitted, with many exploring themes of diversity, equity and inclusion. The selected works will be exhibited at the Goethe-Gallery and Black Box Studio, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong from 1 December 2023 to 14 January 2024. A selection of artworks will be available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the work of Justice Centre Hong Kong on refugee protection.

This year, BOCHK will boost prize money in all classes, including an increased HK$1 million top-up for first wins by PPGs. This will provide a further incentive for PPs to strive for success and continue their dedication to Hong Kong racing. In addition, BOCHK will increase the prizes for Class One and Two races by around 10 per cent, and retain a HK$1 million bonus for first wins by PPs in Class Three.