The Hong Kong Prize is one of Asia’s premier awards, drawing thousands of applicants every year. Winners receive both a monetary prize and access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities as a sign of Hong Kong’s dedication to scientific innovation, international cooperation, moral integrity and high standards of moral conduct. It also promotes high levels of moral integrity as its logo depicts two precious elements – pearl and jade amulet – with positive associations both Chinese and Western cultures.
The Prize recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to mathematics with direct and profound ramifications for business, finance, engineering and other applications. It can be given for either one contribution or for their entire body of research in any applied math field; its cash award totaling US$100,000. Furthermore, winners will be expected to visit Hong Kong to present their research work and accept their award at City University directly.
HKJC takes many other measures to ensure the fairness of its draws. Employees from its security and customer service departments closely inspect all materials involved from boxing to transport; balls used for drawing are regularly measured, weighed and examined using X-ray imaging; the same set is not used twice in consecutive draws; results of drawing are published locally media; winners are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Winners of this prize can look forward to participating in seminars or research internships at Hong Kong universities and laboratories, collaborating with scientists from all over the world, learning cutting-edge scientific research in Hong Kong, and meeting cutting-edge scientists – some even going on to win Nobel Prizes! In addition to cash prizes, winners of this prize may receive invitations for seminars or research internships there as well.
Established in 2012, this prize is open to all Hong Kong secondary school students enrolled at secondary level education institutions. Students must be nominated by their teachers before submitting their entries online – our panel of judges will choose one student artist as winner! Shortlisted students will each receive a certificate and trophy. Judges’ prizes of HK$8,000 and teacher prizes of HK$20,000 make this competition a fantastic way for students to explore Asian culture while honing their writing abilities. Students of Hong Kong secondary schools have the chance to share their thoughts on issues affecting our city by participating in this Bank of Hong Kong-sponsored contest, entitled “Hong Kong Stories: Untold Tales”, taking place this November; submission deadline for entries is October 31; winners will be announced in December – please visit their website for more details! We wish all contestants luck in making their mark and hope the results show us something amazing!