What is the HK Prize?

HK Prize is an exciting and lucrative writing competition designed to recognize authors for their works. If an author makes it into the top ten finalist list, not only will they receive financial prizes but also shopping vouchers and F&B benefits at awards ceremonies held throughout Hong Kong. Before entering, however, it is crucial that they read all rules thoroughly as breaking any could result in disqualification from participating.

The Hong Kong Prize recognizes individuals and groups making a positive difference in their fields and communities. According to its creator, Lui Che-woo, this prize should serve as an encouragement for young researchers to follow their passions and broaden their global perspectives. In addition, this prize hopes to advance Hong Kong’s scientific research culture which has produced Nobel laureates over time.

This year’s HK Prize honored selfless volunteers and good Samaritans who make our world a better place, including students using technology to assist the homeless and a professor whose liquid biopsy technology has speeded cancer diagnosis. Other winners included a teacher who gave his life in order to protect his students from political unrest in China as well as an Hong Kong filmmaker who screened a film against Beijing’s crackdown on freedom of expression.

In addition to offering a substantial monetary prize, the Hong Kong Prize offers recipients access to some of Hong Kong’s premier research facilities. Judging for the award takes place by an independent expert panel comprised of representatives from academic and business sectors of HK society – making this award one of the most coveted science prizes in Asia.

Some experts consider the Hong Kong Prize a way for the government to show its dedication to scientific research and innovation, serving as a symbol of strength and competitiveness for Hong Kong as it expands and gains more followers among scholars and researchers locally.

Kyan CHEUNG Ka-Hin and Ethan SOH Jon-Yi of Harrow International School in Hong Kong won the 2023 hk Prize with their groundbreaking solution to an existing mathematics problem. Their innovative solution showed exceptional problem-solving skills as well as in-depth knowledge of Hong Kong culture and history. Their project, entitled “On the Properties of the Semigroup Generated by the RL Fractional Integral”, may prove highly applicable across disciplines including computing engineering.

This award marks a pivotal point in Hong Kong’s science community development and provides an outstanding platform for scientists to advance their research capabilities and contribute more effectively to development in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Young people will find encouragement in its embodiment of Hong Kong spirit – in turn strengthening competitiveness within Hong Kong economy as well as international standing – making the HK Prize an annual accolade until 2025.