The Hongkong Prize is an annual competition that recognizes scientific research with significant societal ramifications, receiving thousands of applicants annually and is one of the most coveted awards in Asia. Winners receive cash, international exposure, and access to Hong Kong’s premier medical research facilities. Furthermore, this award emphasizes social justice and community service. Previous nominees have included a nonprofit that offers shelter to homeless adults as well as professor who developed liquid biopsy technology that has assisted doctors detect cancer more quickly.
The Hongkong Prize judges provide independent judgments and objective assessments based on candidates’ scientific and technological innovations, achievements transformations, social or economic impact and overall value to society or economy. The review process is professionally, objectively, and fair; making this an outstanding way to gain recognition and advance your career. Since it is highly competitive award, preparation requires hard study as well as extracurricular participation; read and consult the rules as well as speak with a representative prior to starting competing for it.
HK Prize is open to writers from any part of the globe who specialize in Hong Kong or Asian culture writing. Applications are accepted online via its website and winners are recognized at an awards ceremony with certificates, letters of thanks, trophies and shopping vouchers or F&B perks – making this prize highly competitive so studying hard and taking part in extracurricular activities are key if you hope to be awarded one!
To qualify for the Hong Kong Prize, an original article that meets certain criteria must be published. These criteria include clinical studies (including prospective and retrospective clinical trials) or observational or epidemiological studies that don’t meet LTEs or reviews; not being written as letters to editors. Finally, being from Southeast Asia or mainland China with your article published in an academic peer-reviewed journal are additional requirements.
Winners of the Hong Kong Prize are honored at an awards ceremony and press conference, where they receive cash awards, global exposure, access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities, as well as attending workshops with leading scientists in their field and meeting potential collaborators.
The HK Prize provides science students with an exceptional opportunity to explore Hong Kong and its diverse culture. Open to international students, this prestigious award takes place each January and is free to enter using school email addresses to register. Prizes include five-day trips to Hong Kong as well as $500 MTR annual passes; winners will be notified via e-mail as soon as March 1 and can visit the World of Winners splash page to check whether or not they won.