The NUS Singapore History Prize was established in 2014 with the aim to broaden definitions of what constitutes history and seek writings that explore many perspectives and themes relating to the past. The prize is open to book-length publications (written or translated) in English that have made a significant contribution to our understanding of Singapore’s history.
The winners will receive a cash prize of more than $1 million, which will be paid out in the form of an annual installment over a period of five years. The prize money was donated by a private donor. In addition, the winner will get to keep the trophy and be eligible for standard Tour event-winning benefits such as two-plus seasons’ exemption on the OWGR and berths in key events.
For competitive athletes, the cost of training at elite level requires an enormous investment over a number of years. It is also not uncommon for many hopefuls to fall short of the medal podium. In recognition of this fact, the Singapore National Olympic Council in the 1990s developed a scheme to reward medalists with a generous cash payout. The programme has now been incorporated into the sport’s international regulations.
Each winning team will earn a cash prize of $1 million. The total prize pool is expected to exceed $2 billion by 2023. The cash prizes will be distributed through a series of rounds. A team’s score in each round will determine how much they can win in the subsequent rounds. The winning team will have the highest cumulative score in the game by the end of the competition.
The winners of the inaugural Dr Alan HJ Chan Spirit of Singapore Book Prize were announced on April 18. The prize recognises publications that champion mindsets and values important to the shaping of Singapore, including diversity, religious harmony, meritocracy and pragmatism.
In addition to the cash prize of S$50,000, each winner will receive a special commemorative plaque. The competition was open to authors and translators of books published in Singapore between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2024. The winning works must be on a topic or theme relating to Singapore and/or the wider region, and must contain a substantial aspect of Singapore’s history as a core part of the story.
The winners will be honoured at an awards ceremony in November, and will also have the opportunity to showcase their projects at WAFX, the world’s leading interior design event. This year, the award is celebrating a record-breaking number of entries from around the world. This is testament to the growing popularity of this unique industry platform for leading brands from Asia and beyond.