The 2019 Hongkong Prize Winners Announced

The hongkong prize is an internationally renowned literary contest that draws writers from all over the world, particularly those with an interest in Asian culture and history. It is a great way to improve your writing skills while also earning some extra cash. However, it is important to read the rules and regulations carefully before submitting your entry. This will ensure you have a smooth, successful experience.

The Prize recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to advancing world civilisation and building harmonious societies. Its logo, featuring a pearl and a jade amulet, symbolizes humanity’s spirit of harmony. Winners are expected to share their knowledge and inspire others to make a difference. Past winners have included social justice activists, as well as a man who used technology to assist homeless people and an artist who interprets human rights issues into fine art concepts.

BOCHK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PRIZE is sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited and aims at encouraging scientific researchers in Hong Kong to pursue their own research interests and be a driving force for innovation, as well as promoting Hong Kong’s role as an international scientific and technological hub. The Prize is open to fields of Hong Kong’s scientific and technological innovation, including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Life and Health, New Materials and New Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, FinTech. No more than 5 persons (or teams) will be awarded in each award field every year.

In the category of Best Business News Writing, production editor Matt Haldane and reporter Dylan Butts were awarded a merit for their piece from October 2023 about factors hindering Hong Kong’s rise as a cryptocurrency hub. News editor (climate) Eric Ng took home the second runner-up spot for his article in November 2023 about Hong Kong’s struggle to become a carbon credit trading hub.

A total of 617 entries were submitted by English- and Chinese-language newspapers across the territory for this year’s Hong Kong Prize, which was organized by The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong. The top ten winners were named in a live stream on Wednesday, as organizers were forced to scrap the usual star-studded awards ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. Only original articles published in HKJO during the selection period are eligible to compete for the award. Those include prospective or retrospective clinical studies, observational studies, epidemiological studies, basic science studies and meta-analysis. Review articles, case reports and letters to the editor are not eligible for consideration. All submissions are subject to editing by the editorial team. Winners will be published in the March issue of HKJO. The judging panel will be composed of experts from the HKJO Editorial Board and invited specialists in different disciplines.