Singapore prizes are awards given out to those who excel in a certain field, typically as financial incentives and commemorated with an awards ceremony. There are various Singapore prizes awarded annually; examples of which may include sporting events, charitable work and other achievements; these awards can be extremely valuable and come with bonuses such as free tickets to an event or cash prizes that may make winning them even more enticing for recipients.
In November, the winner of the Singapore Prize will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Prince William and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in Singapore. Established in 2020, this award aims to inspire optimism regarding global environmental challenges; 2023 awards in Singapore will host global leaders, businesses, investors, as well as local activations events for citizen participation.
In addition to receiving a monetary prize, the winner of the Singapore Prize will also enjoy numerous other benefits. They’ll gain access to mentors and potential funders; network with industry peers; and use any prize winnings toward expanding their company’s growth.
SG Breakthrough is an annual innovation competition designed to identify Singapore’s most promising start-ups and businesses. This year’s eight shortlisted companies can win up to $500,000 in seed funding as well as other rewards – in addition to meeting with policymakers to share their ideas and exchange insights on potential projects.
The Singapore Prize is an biennial literary award organised by the Singapore Book Council and this year saw record numbers of writers make the cut – 12 winners in Chinese, English and Malay across three categories were chosen as winners, including first-time winners like Balli Kaur Jaswal and Yong Shu Hoong from nonfiction; along with newcomers Rma Cureess and Pan Zheng Lei for Chinese poetry and first time winners such as Balli Kaur Jaswal in nonfiction as well as Rma Cureesss and Pan Zheng Lei for Chinese poetry respectively – in addition to receiving their cash prize they will also receive a trophy as well as 12-month gift codes to audiobook platform Storytel!
A panel of judges consisting of academics from SUSS and other Autonomous Universities, distinguished writers and critics as well as publishers will assess each finalist. The winner will be determined based on overall quality and impact of work produced. Established through a generous donation by Mr Alan HJ Chan, The Dr Alan HJ Chan Spirit of Singapore Book Prize seeks to recognise a publication which best captures, inspires and promotes Singaporean Spirit – written either in Chinese or English languages and making significant contributions towards studying Singapore history.