The 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Prize

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The Hong Kong Prize offers recognition, support, and encouragement to forward-thinking scientific research, arts projects, further studies, as well as increased international visibility through top-tier media coverage. Winners join an exclusive global network of innovative individuals and organisations which enables them to broaden their horizons further while taking steps toward making their dreams a reality.

This year’s Shaw Laureates have made outstanding contributions in fields spanning astronomy, life sciences and medicine, and mathematics. These remarkable individuals were honored with this prestigious prize for advancing human knowledge while broadening the reach of science among a wider public audience. We invite visitors to discover more about their exciting research journey at this exhibition organised by Hong Kong Science Museum and The Shaw Prize Foundation!

On its 10th anniversary, Hong Kong Prize has honored over 200 unsung heroes from various walks of life – ranging from blind man’s cha chaan teng operators to those working tirelessly to improve their communities through tireless effort. Their stories serve to both motivate and inspire us all.

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited created the HK$2 Million Award in 2022 with the intention of attracting world-class scientists to Hong Kong and establishing an active innovation and technology hub here. An independent Review Committee and Compliance Oversight Team comprise the review board that evaluates candidates based on scientific research achievements as well as application, transformation, social/economic value creation.

Every year, the Hong Kong Prize aims to honour industry leading professionals and companies that uphold high ethical and professional standards in their work. Winners will be honored at an award ceremony with certificates and trophies as recognition of their efforts.

Hong Kong artist and cancer survivor Aislinn Leung won this year’s Culture Award at HK Prize Awards. Other winners were Florence Chan Hiu-ling who co-founded a company which created a navigation belt to assist visually impaired users navigate Hong Kong streets, as well as university student Michael Chan Sheung-yee who survived brain tumours as a child and set up an agency providing mental health services for students.

This year, the Hong Kong prize is open to residents of Southeast Asia and mainland China as well as people from other parts of the world – they can visit this vibrant city free! Applicants can begin registering from March 1 and will be informed of their status within weeks. For more details visit our World of Winners splash page.


July 2024


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