Singapore Prize and Harvard Prize Book (Singapore) Winners Announced

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The SG Prize is an annual lottery-based game that has been in operation since 1998. Prizes range from small cash prizes to high-value electronic gadgets. Players can purchase tickets online and at Singapore Pools outlets. SG Prize is operated by the state-owned operator CWT Limited. There is a one-in-eleven chance of winning a prize.

The winners of the inaugural Harvard Prize Book (Singapore) have been announced, with 210 employees of a local auto parts manufacturer going home with cash prizes worth up to 5,188 dollars. The prize was donated by entrepreneur Dr Alan HJ Chan to celebrate the spirit of putting the common good before self-interest, which is key to a healthy civil society. It will be awarded annually to a book that best epitomises the Spirit of Singapore. The selection committee includes academics from SUSS and other Autonomous Universities, distinguished writers and critics, and publishers.

In addition to the $30,000 prize money, the authors of the winning books will have their work displayed at a special exhibition at the National Library in Pengeluaran sgp hari ini. They will also be honoured at an awards ceremony organised by the university. The prize was inspired by the work of Harvard Professor Benedict Anderson, who wrote that nations are ‘imagined communities’ where a shared imagination is the critical glue binding societies together. NUS Asia Research Institute distinguished fellow Kishore Mahbubani mooted the idea for the prize in a Straits Times column.

Last year, the NUS History Prize was won by archaeologist John Miksic for his book, Singapore And The Silk Road Of The Sea, 1300-1800. The book provides detailed archaeological evidence that shows how Singapore’s story began long before it became a colony of Britain.

This year, the prize is being backed by Standard Chartered as a Founding Partner. It will bring its experience and expertise in catalytic philanthropy, blended finance and community engagement to help The Earthshot Prize achieve greater impact. It will also play a central role in the awards ceremony and ‘Earthshot Week’ in Singapore.

This event will welcome global leaders, businesses and investors to find new opportunities to accelerate their plans for a sustainable future. The programme will include events and activities such as the awards ceremony, a series of masterclasses and workshops and performances by internationally renowned artists and musicians.

The NUS History Prize is open to any non-fiction book length work published in English between January 2017 and 30 November 2020, that is authored or co-authored, and which has a clear historical theme. This year, the Department of History has broadened the scope to include other creative works as well as non-fiction, so as to attract a wide variety of work that can help us better understand Singapore’s past. The Department also accepts nominations for books translated into English from overseas. For more information, visit the NUS History Prize website.