hk prize is one of Asia’s most prestigious awards, honoring scientific research with a global impact. Winners receive a monetary prize and are given the opportunity to conduct research in Hong Kong. The award is open to scientists from all over the world and is free from sponsorship or special committee influences. This award has encouraged thousands of young scientists to pursue careers in science.
This year’s hk prize winners include a researcher using technology to aid homeless individuals and an artist who reinterprets human rights into fine art concepts. The winning scientists will present their work at the awards ceremony to gain international exposure for their research. In addition to the monetary prizes, winning scientists will have the chance to travel to Hong Kong and work with local researchers to further enhance their research skills.
The HK prize is an honor bestowed on scientific research with an enormous effect on society. Open to researchers worldwide and chosen through a rigorous peer review process, the HK prize helps to expand career prospects for many recipients. The HK prize has been recognized for its unique model of independent research, and is among the most prestigious in Asia.
Justice Centre Hong Kong aims to ensure no one walks alone on their journey towards protection, justice and a decent life for forced migrants through legal assistance, psychosocial support, research projects, community initiatives and more. The award recognizes their efforts in advocating the importance of protecting people’s human dignity, respect and freedom.
Originally administered by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong, the hk prize was transferred to Arizona State University after Beijing’s imposition of a draconian national security law in June 2020 forced the closure of nine media outlets in Hong Kong. The awards are presented on World Press Freedom Day, which falls on May 3 every year.
Each year, students can nominate their artwork by submitting online before the submission deadline. Then, each piece of artwork will be reviewed and scored by a panel of judges. The student whose artwork is deemed the most outstanding will win an individual judge’s prize and their school will also receive a grant!
The Board is the highest decision-making body of BOCHK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PRIZE. It is responsible for reviewing and interpreting the articles of the Charter; suggesting important scientific research fields for THE PRIZE; appointing members of the Review Committee and Compliance Oversight Team; shouldering the duty of liaison and coordination between the Board, the Review Committee and the Compliance Oversight Team; carrying out evaluation activities, organizing award ceremonies, holding interdisciplinary academic activities and science popularization activities. The Board should uphold the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and maintain high social morality and professional ethics. A Secretariat, which is concurrently the Secretariat of Hong Kong Alliance of Technology and Innovation, is responsible for implementing the decisions made by the Board, the Review Committee, and the Compliance Oversight Team.