The hongkong prize is one of the most prestigious awards in Asia and it attracts thousands of applicants from around the world each year. It is awarded to scientists who have developed a significant contribution in the area of science and technology.
The prize is administered by the Hong Kong Alliance of Technology and Innovation and is sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. It is a non-governmental merit-based award that rewards outstanding scientists and research teams who have made significant contributions in the field of science and technology.
Nominees must meet the following criteria: They should have been born in China, or have a parent or legal guardian born in China and they should be working in the fields of art and culture, science and technology, medical research, education or environmental protection. They should also be able to demonstrate that their work has significantly improved the quality of life in Hong Kong.
Qualification for the hongkong prize is determined by a review process that is independent, objective and fair. No organization or individual may exert undue influence on the review process. The review process is overseen by a board and a committee, which are both made up of experts in law, finance, auditing and public affairs. The board and the committee are responsible for making decisions, implementing the review process and managing the award ceremony.
Aside from that, they are also responsible for carrying out interdisciplinary academic activities and science popularization activities. The committee members are appointed by the hongkong prize board to ensure their independence and impartiality in their work.
The hongkong prize has been awarding its prizes since 1996 and has so far paid out over HK$1M in cash and prizes. The winners have included a university professor and a doctoral student.
There are many categories in which a candidate can be eligible for the hongkong prize, including the Best Asian Film and the Best Arts and Culture News Reporting. There are also awards for scientific research, social and environmental entrepreneurship, and innovation in a wide range of industries.
This year, the hongkong prize was won by a three-hour biographical drama about Chinese writer Xiao Hong that also won best director for Ann Hui. The film was co-produced by both Hong Kong and mainland China film companies, and it focuses on the brief and difficult life of the author during the 1930s.
It was also named the Best Film and won the HKFA’s top prize for cinematography, art direction and costume design. The story also explored Hong Kong’s efforts to become a culture and arts hub, as well as the city’s unique way of displaying cultural treasures.
Another artist shortlisted for the hongkong prize is Jes Fan, who uses glass, resin, melanin and oestrogen-rich cosmetic products to create sculptures that interrogate race and gender. She is the subject of a solo exhibition at Empty Gallery in Hong Kong, and her works have been shown in New York and Beijing.