The HK Prize – Celebrating Science With a Global Impact

HK Prize is one of Asia’s premier science awards that attracts thousands of applicants each year and celebrates scientific research with global impact. Winners will receive significant monetary awards as well as access to top research facilities in Hong Kong – and hopefully international exposure for their work!

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited sponsors this non-governmental merit-based award to encourage scientific researchers and innovators in Hong Kong to keep pushing themselves in innovative exploration, to firmly establish themselves regionally, serve the nation, and make significant global contributions.

This year’s winners were chosen by an independent panel of experts in their respective fields. This group made objective assessments based on candidates’ scientific and technological innovation achievements, transformation processes and value creation; with finalist finalists receiving approval by review committee, compliance oversight team and secretariat.

News and feature writing, photo/video journalism and infographics took home 78 prizes across various categories this year. Matt Haldane with Dylan Butts and Xinmei Shen were honored in the Best Business News Writing category with their 2023 piece Core Climate, exploring potential obstacles preventing Hong Kong from becoming a cryptocurrency hub. Victor Sanjinez earned merit recognition in this same category with his piece The Changing Face of Hong Kong.

Emperor Motion Pictures’ The Goldfinger, about one of Hong Kong’s biggest financial scandals, won seven awards including best cinematography, art direction and costume design. Meanwhile, Broad Daylight by director Soi Cheang with actors Jennifer Yu and Rachel Leung also picked up three prizes while mystery thriller Mad Fate by Sammo Hung with screenwriter Melvin Li and star David Chiang also scooped three.

The Hong Kong Prize’s iconic emblem embodied by both its logo and trophy represents two precious elements – a pearl and jade amulet pierced through by a spear – reflecting Hong Kong culture of mutual respect and openness.

On March 1, applications for the Hong Kong Prize will open up for consideration, and any interested candidates should visit the World of Winners splash page to discover more. It is open to residents of Southeast Asia, mainland China and internationally; its judging panel will make their final selection process in three waves: Southeast Asian residents first; then mainland Chinese; then all other applicants in total; winners will be notified via email and invited to an awards ceremony held in October where they will receive both a monetary award as well as access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities; all applicants should read carefully through Rules and Regulations prior to applying.