The Hk Prize – Honouring Excellence in Asia
The Hong Kong Prize is an award that recognizes individuals who have achieved incredible things in life. One of Asia’s premier awards, this contest draws thousands of applicants every year who hope to make an impactful statement of excellence about life in Hong Kong and beyond. Winners receive cash prizes as well as access to some of Hong Kong’s premier research facilities – in some cases risking their lives for their passion.
China Daily English News Editor Eric Ng has won this year’s first place prize with his series of reports about how jobs focusing on environmental, social and governance issues are drawing salary premiums of up to 50% in Hong Kong. Business reporter Martin Choi took home second runner-up honors with his investigation of cut-rate tour operators in Hong Kong.
This award was created to commemorate George B. Endacott, an accomplished teacher of history who played an essential part in rebuilding the Department after World War II. It aims to honor scholars for their outstanding contributions in Hong Kong history studies while stimulating scholarship within this discipline.
Last week, the Club increased Group 2 and 3 prize money to HK$5 million and HK$3.9 million respectively, to help combat a recent decrease in prize money for mid-distance runners and higher class horses, and to maintain Hong Kong as an affordable racing centre for both international and local breeders.
Anyone interested in competing for the HK Prize should visit its official website to discover its requirements. The competition is open to high school students who fulfill eligibility criteria; academic achievements, extracurricular activities and talents will all be recognized during this competition that fosters global perspectives through personal exploration.
On World Press Freedom Day (May 3), Human Rights Watch and Arizona State University will unveil the winner of the Hong Kong Prize, previously administered by Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong, following China’s imposition of an oppressive national security law that led to nine media outlets shutting down in Hong Kong in 2020.
Are You an Aspiring Writer Passionate About Asian Culture? Consider Applying to Win the Hk Prize This prestigious writing contest can help build your reputation while raising awareness about Hong Kong history and culture. To enter, submitting an article that draws from original research while making an impactful statement about society at large must be included with your submission; once submitted the judging panel will evaluate both writing skills as well as knowledge about Hong Kong history and culture – plus this prize is sponsored by Society for Hong Kong Studies so is an excellent way to network with fellow scholars in this field!