The Singapore Prize recognises and honours outstanding published works by Singaporean authors in any of the four official languages. It is awarded biennially and has twelve categories. This year’s prize will be worth SGD 300,000 in cash and a gold medallion.
In addition to the main prize, there are two additional prizes. Firstly, there is the Youth Critic Award. Runners up receive half the money. Second, there is the Golden Horse award.
The winner of the Singapore Prize will also receive an award certificate and a gold medallion. This is in recognition of the city’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kwan Yew. He was instrumental in developing the city into a green, clean and gardened city.
Moreover, the prize is an opportunity for people to express their views. This year, 4,000 readers voted in the consumer choice category. These 4,000 votes were double the amount of voters in 2020.
A total of 43 writers submitted for the 2022 prize. Those shortlisted included a mix of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. They were selected by a jury. The jury members were Lucky Kuswandi, Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Khoo Gaik Cheng.
The Singapore Literature Prize is sponsored by the National Arts Council and supported by the National Library Board. For the inaugural year, 12 top prizes were awarded with each of them earning a cash prize of $10,000. Other awards include the Golden Horse and the QCity awards.
“Autobiography,” by Makbul Mubarak, won the Singapore Prize, the Tokyo Filmex and the Silver Screen Awards. Additionally, the film won the Best Asian Film at the Singapore International Film Festival. The award was presented by Lav Diaz at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Another prize winning film was “Gaga,” which swept the awards at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and won Best Director and the Golden Horse. It was described as a drama of great sensitivity. The film starred an ensemble of non-professional actors.
Other winners included Alvin Lee, who won best Singapore short film and a production services package worth SGD15,000 from Shooting Gallery Asia. In addition, his film “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” earned a prize of SGD10,500 from Mocha Chai Laboratories.
For the next cycle of the HEALTH Award, the next cycle will be in 2024. There will be an annual $800 cash prize for the winner of the Gold Medal. Besides, the medal includes a commemorative momento.
Athletes who win medals at the SEA Games and the Commonwealth Games will also be eligible for prizes. However, they must have competed in a timed final in Singapore. Their reward is split into S$495,000 for the SEA Games and S$365,000 for the Commonwealth Games.
There are a number of online lottery sites that provide results for the Singapore Prize. Players can check their results online and find out their status anytime. Alternatively, you can go to the official result sites for more information. You can also contact the Prize Secretariat directly for information. To do so, visit sgp.org.