The HK Prize and Its Importance

HK Prize is one of the most prestigious writing contests in Asia. Top ten finalists receive both monetary awards and shopping vouchers and F&B perks; participation in the competition is also an ideal way to build a writing portfolio while networking with fellow authors. However, it is important to read through all regulations thoroughly before participating as breaking any rules could result in disqualification from the contest.

This year, a HK prize winner from the News Department snagged second runner-up in the Best Young Reporter category for her in-depth pieces on cross-border organ transplantation and fertility perseverance. Another young reporter, Xi Tianqi, took first runner-up in the Best Newcomer category for her article about a Hong Kong startup specializing in electric vehicle battery recycling. Other winners include a photographer who captured the beauty of a pristine beach, an editor who authored an investigative piece on a new cancer-fighting drug, and a copy editor whose article highlighted the benefits of Hong Kong’s push to promote green transportation.

In addition to the hefty monetary prizes, HK prize winners can gain access to some of Hong Kong’s premier research facilities, giving them an edge in their careers. The judging process is conducted by an independent panel of experts, making the HK prize one of the most coveted scientific awards in Asia.

The HK prize has been lauded for its commitment to rewarding researchers who have made significant contributions to society. Its aim is to attract global top science talent, nurture forward-looking scientists, and together build Hong Kong into a leading international innovation and technology hub. This is achieved by recognizing and rewarding scientists who have made significant contributions in the following fields:

Besides honoring the world’s most outstanding scientists, the HK prize recognizes selfless volunteers and good Samaritans who work tirelessly to make our world a better place. It has honored a man who died saving his students from political unrest in China, a professor whose liquid biopsy technology speeded up cancer diagnosis, and a journalist who bravely exposed Beijing’s anti-democratic policies.

The HK prize is an excellent opportunity for young people to showcase their creativity and make a difference in the world. Its global scope and high standards ensure that the winning submission will stand out against a wide range of entries from across the globe. If you have a winning submission, don’t hesitate to submit it! For more information, visit the HK prize website. Best of luck!