The hongkong prize is one of the most prestigious prizes in Asia and is open to all fields of scientific innovation. The winning scientist is selected based on the excellence of their work and its impact on society. Besides cash prizes, the winners also receive access to research facilities in Hong Kong. This is a big incentive for scientists to work in the city.
The winners of the hongkong prize are announced at an award ceremony every year. The prizes are awarded based on a combination of academic achievement and extra-curricular activities. Applicants should have exemplary character and demonstrate a passion for serving the community. In addition, they must have the ability to lead and inspire others. In addition to the prize money, finalists are invited to join the Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association for life-time membership. This will give them the opportunity to travel and make friends from all over the world.
In the 2022 awards, the Post won a total of 13 prizes, including best English headline and best photograph (news). Senior production editor Richard Kirk was rewarded for his story “Send in the crowns” about UK royal biographer Tina Brown’s latest book. Senior producer Cheng Chun won the second runner-up prize for her piece on “Finding the real HK romance”. And photojournalist Sam Tsang earned the third runner-up prize for his picture of a woman waiting with a child in an empty arrival hall at Hong Kong International Airport.
Another big winner was Ten Years, a film about the future of Hong Kong that won best feature film and tapped residents’ worst fears for the semi-autonomous territory as Beijing tightens its grip. The movie was a local box office hit, but it also antagonised China over its portrayal of the country’s relationship with Hong Kong.
This year’s awards were marked by a new emphasis on human rights reporting. The prize for best investigative report in Chinese went to The Reporter for its expose on human trafficking of African students by Taiwanese universities. The piece, which was backed by multiple in-depth interviews with those affected, gave a face to the issue and led to authorities pressing charges against offenders.
The finalist artworks are displayed for public viewing at a special exhibition in Hong Kong. Members of the public are invited to vote online or in person for their favourite shortlisted artwork. The public votes are weighted equally with judges’ scores to determine the overall winner. The winning artwork is exhibited for the next five years and featured in various media outlets to help increase awareness of the award. The public can also enjoy educational programming during the exhibition.