HKU Announces Winners of the 2015 HK Prize

The Hong Kong Prize is an prestigious writing competition that brings authors from across the globe together for an exciting writing competition. Top ten finalists receive cash awards as well as shopping vouchers and F&B benefits; participants also benefit from building their portfolios and networking with fellow authors during this process. It is imperative to read through and adhere to all regulations prior to entering an entry for consideration.

Organisers of this year’s competition, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Hong Kong Chapter, unveiled this prize. Their competition seeks to encourage HKU undergraduate students in broadening their learning horizons and furthering their careers in anti-fraud work.

A jury composed of experts in multiple fields selected three winning submissions out of an unprecedented record number of submissions. These winning entries addressed topics including climate change’s effects on food supply chains, sustainable seafood consumption and digital health technologies in health care delivery.

On October 18, this year’s prize winners will be honored at a ceremony held at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Each will share an equal share of HK$1 Million as their award, as well as receiving an individual certificate honoring them. A special citation will also be presented.

A cash award of HK$10,000 will be presented for the best student project, while second and third prize recipients will each receive a certificate and cash of their choice from an appointed panel of judges; with second and third place awards decided through online votes from members of the public.

Prize finalists will not only have an opportunity to gain financial awards but will also network with professionals in their respective field and learn from others’ experiences. They will have access to attend a seminar by award-winning author Martin M. L. Wong from City University of Hong Kong.

The prize of HK$5 Million will be split among different categories, with the top prize going to a group of scientists for their work on climate change and global warming effects. Two prizes will be presented to individuals and organisations for outstanding contributions in the areas of environment, sustainable development, energy efficiency and resource conservation. A distinguished panel from academia, business/industry and civil society will serve as judges. They will choose winning entries based on research and practical applications of scientific findings, public awareness-raising potential and deadline of submission (November 30) For more information, visit the Hong Kong Science Prize website; winners will be honored with an HK$5 Million prize on April 30, 2022 during a ceremony at Hong Kong Science and Technology Park in Sha Tin. A distinguished scientific panel will serve as judges from UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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