Singapore Prize Winners Announced in Multiple Categories

First time ever, the Singapore Prize has been given out in multiple categories. Twelve shortlisted works were assessed based on their impact in three areas – economic transformation, quality of life improvements and furthering Singaporean brand, culture and community advancement. Each winning project will receive not only cash prize but also a plaque, certificate and an exclusive handcrafted trophy as prizes.

Four writers emerged victorious in the Readers’ Favorite award competition, which garnered more than 4,000 votes – almost double what was cast during 2020! Ali bin Salim, Daryl Qilin Yam, Pan Zheng Lei (Pan Cheng Lui), and Rama Suresh will receive cash prizes of $1,000 Singapore dollars ($US719) as well as book vouchers as their winning prizes.

At the Southeast Asian Film Lab, Gabriela Serrano received the Fellowship Prize for her piece ‘Please Bear With Me,” while Rein Maychaelson won most promising project for his feature “The Burning Land.” Gladys Ng received special mention for her film ‘A Ballad of Long Hair.” Additionally, many writers were shortlisted across multiple categories or languages; Clara Chow is notable as being shortlisted in fiction, English creative nonfiction and Chinese poetry categories simultaneously!

The ceremony will recognize five winners and highlight the power of ideas to tackle global problems. Winners will each be awarded with PS1 million to scale their environmental solutions; additionally, “Earthshot Week” serves to increase awareness about this global challenge.

CapitaSpring by Bjarke Ingels Group in partnership with RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd and Carlo Ratti Associati was selected as the winner in architecture category. This green skyscraper serves as an exemplar of future high-rises by linking offices, residences, public spaces through an intricate network of gardens to increase productivity, improve wellbeing and build community spirit.

On Saturday evening, 84 films were nominated for the Singapore Prize and their winners announced at a gala event. Seven from the United States of America and six films from Asia made up this year’s finalists list; as well as two from Europe. US films to compete are two animated feature films, documentary short film Between You and Me and feature drama “Audition.” Additionally, nominees consist of documentaries, feature films and shorts; winners will be displayed at Singapore National Museum next month. Tickets sales for the Singapore International Film Festival begin Tuesday with one in eleven chances of winning tickets; find out more here. The National Museum of Singapore and a range of partners have generously provided prize money that will support its mission – which includes supporting filmmakers and audiences by showcasing some of the finest international cinema available in Singapore.