The Hong Kong Prize is one of Asia’s premier high school contests that recognize academic achievements as well as extracurricular participation. Participants may earn monetary prizes and visit Hong Kong’s premier research facilities, all while encouraging participation in science. Students also develop interests while cultivating self-challenge. However, due to its competitive nature it’s wise to read over its rules and regulations thoroughly prior to entering; furthermore it would also benefit them to look out for promotions which increase chances of winning!

Later this month, the winner of this year’s Hong Kong Prize will be revealed. This prestigious award recognizes researchers whose work has had an important influence on society, and is open to scientists worldwide. Winners receive cash prizes as well as opportunities to showcase their work globally.

This year’s award goes to Thein Swee Lay and Stuart Orkin for their research into sickle cell disease. Their discovery that altering BCL11A gene could restore fetal haemoglobin production prompted FDA to approve two therapeutics last December that are saving lives – their work shows how basic discovery, disease research, translational medicine can all come together to produce transformative therapies.

Application criteria for The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Prize require fellows whose work has been published in a peer-reviewed journal by 1 January 2021. An independent panel will assess candidates on scientific and technological innovation achievements, the application of those achievements to practical solutions and any social or economic value created; each award field should recognize one person/team each year.

Generocity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Hong Kong’s international development efforts and shaping its position on the world stage. Generocity offers this prize for individuals or organizations located in or with significant presence in Hong Kong who are working on projects related to global development or international cooperation; winning projects will receive an HK$5 Million prize that will be implemented alongside Generocity.

On April 27th, the award ceremony for the Hong Kong Prize will take place. At this ceremony, winners of various categories will perform and the winner will be revealed – this includes a performance from A Guilty Conscience star Tony Leung Chiu-wai as a lawyer who fights to clear his client of murder charges; six awards have already been won at Hong Kong Film Awards this year including Best Actor award for Leung. Other films with nominations this year included crime thriller The Goldfinger and drama The Island