The Winners of the 2018 Hongkong Prize
The hongkong prize is one of the most prominent awards in Asia and attracts thousands of applicants each year. It rewards people who have accomplished incredible things that make an impactful statement of excellence about life in Hong Kong and across Asia. In addition to monetary prizes, winners receive access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities. Some finalists have even risked their lives for their work. Some notable HK Prize winners include the founder of an organization that provides shelter for homeless adults and a doctor who developed liquid biopsy.
The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong organized this year’s competition, which received a total of 617 entries from Chinese and English-language newspapers in the city. China Daily emerged victorious this year for its article detailing problems caused by cut-rate tour operators. Other winning articles focused on the city’s development and other topics of interest to Hong Kong residents.
For the second consecutive year, China Daily won four of five top prizes at the News Awards. Senior reporter Kate Li Bingcun won first prize in the Arts and Culture category for her three-piece culture series that focuses on the city’s endeavor to become an international cultural hub. The paper’s business team also did well, with reporter Zhou Mo and editors Luo Weiteng and Chai Hua jointly winning first runner-up for their combined series on the retail revolution.
In the Science News Reporting category, reporter Honey Tsang won a top prize for her “Global Warning” series that examined how climate change has silently hurt us all. She beat the competition by a wide margin, beating nine other stories in her category and eight of the 12 overall entries.
ArtCall Exhibition Space will host the shortlisted works of this year’s HK Prize. The show will open to the public from 27 September until 5 October 2023. The event will support Justice Centre Hong Kong who strives to ensure that no person is left alone on their journey to protection and decent lives.
The HK Prize is awarded each year to up to two postgraduate students in the Master of Science in Urban Planning programme with the best results in their final planning studio course. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and the award is worth HK$20,000. The HK Prize is a great way to help students pursue their passion, as it encourages them to develop a global vision. The award is also a good incentive for students to work hard and excel in their studies and extracurricular activities. It is important for candidates to read the rules of the HK Prize carefully before applying so that they don’t run into any issues down the road. Those who want to apply should contact a representative for more information. They should also be aware that the application process is only open at certain times of the year. This will give them a better chance of being selected for the prestigious prize.