How to Enter the Hong Kong Prize

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The Hong Kong Prize is an illustrious writing competition that attracts authors from around the world. Top ten finalists receive both monetary awards and shopping vouchers, as well as F&B perks. Participating in this prestigious competition can be an excellent way to boost your career as an author and make connections with fellow writers. However, it is important to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the contest before you begin submitting entries.

Winners of the hk prize include a film director, novelist, short story writer, essayist and playwright. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony held Sunday evening at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Veteran performer, martial artist and director Sammo Hung was also honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

In addition to the HK$20,000 Judges’ Prize, there is a public vote component that will be awarded to one student whose artwork receives the highest number of votes from the general public. The winner will be crowned as the Public Vote Prize Winner, and will win an additional HK$10,000 for his or her school. Students can enter this competition by getting their teachers to nominate them by following the instructions in the T&Cs.

The judges’ panel will select 20 shortlisted works from all nominations received. The winning artworks will be displayed at the HK Museum of Art and Architecture from April to June, after which the judges will meet and decide on the winner. In addition, a public exhibition of all entries will be held at the HK Museum from April to May.

Applicants should support the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, and hold high social morality and professional ethics. Their work should be primarily completed in Hong Kong, and should show evidence of significant innovation with clear economic impact and application. The organisers have formulated a review procedure that is conducted independently from any organization or individual and does not involve anyone with any financial interests in the work being reviewed.

Nominees for the prize are selected by a jury composed of members from the community of Hong Kong, including university professors and other academics. This year, the committee also invited Hong Kong-based scholars to nominate individuals who have been active in resisting the Chinese government’s crackdown on freedom and democracy, such as activists, journalists, lawyers, legislators and business leaders. They are a diverse group of people who have shown courage in the face of oppression, and whose commitment to freedom should serve as an example for all of us.