Hong Kong Prize Winners Announced
The Hongkong prize is awarded to individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to the development of science and technology in Hong Kong. The prize is a non-governmental merit-based award and is sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd.
In announcing the winners, Mr Chen said that Hong Kong has a unique ability to develop scientific and technological talents because of its accumulated higher education system and strong foundation in science and technology. He added that he felt it was important to honour those who have done so in the past and to encourage others to do so in the future.
As well as rewarding outstanding people, the hongkong prize also recognises the important role Hong Kong plays in China’s efforts to develop high-level scientific and technological capabilities and self-reliance.
The winner of the hongkong prize will receive a cash prize of HK$20,000 and a trophy, and will represent Hong Kong at the international final in June in Russia. The prize is a great opportunity for local and international scientists to showcase their skills to the world.
During the prize ceremony, which is held at the Hong Kong Science Museum on the last day of the festival, Mr Chen will announce the three winners of each category in the hongkong prize.
First up is the Young Investigator Award, which will be presented to a student aged 20 or under who has developed a ground-breaking new approach to a specific topic. This is a great chance for young researchers to get their name out there.
The second prize is the BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize, which will be presented to an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to science and technology development in Hong Kong. The prize is a prestigious honour and is sponsored by the Bank of China (Hongkong) Ltd.
In the third prize, the Young Writer Award will be awarded to a Hong Kong-based writer under the age of 30 who has demonstrated exceptional talent in writing about their chosen subject. The prize is a great way for students to get their name out there and make a difference in the world.
Lastly, the Hong Kong Film Awards will be presented to six different categories of films from across Asia. These include shorts, feature films and documentaries.
As well as celebrating the work of Hong Kong filmmakers, the awards also recognise the talents of the region’s emerging filmmakers. Several awards were handed out in the shorts category, including the IDP Award for a non-Hong Kong film, which went to China’s Not Found from director Huang Ningwei.
Those who have been to Hong Kong before can see a city that is very different from the one they may remember, and those who have not been there before will be amazed by it. The festival also includes a number of events to celebrate the local film industry and the booming arts scene.