What is the Hongkong Prize?

Hongkong Prize is one of the world’s premier writing contests and welcomes entries from writers worldwide. Its rules are easily understandable, making submission more likely and helping avoid scams while increasing chances of winning. Furthermore, your entry will be judged impartially by an independent expert panel.

HK Prize is an independent merit-based award that recognizes scientific research with substantial societal benefits and encourages young people to follow their passions while broadening global perspectives – further cementing Hong Kong as an international science hub. One of Asia’s premier prizes, it attracts thousands of applicants annually and rewards both individuals and teams – winners receiving both monetary prizes, trophies and access to some of the region’s premier research facilities.

The emblem of the HK Prize can be seen both on its award logo and trophy that winners will be receiving, and conveys its message that human spirits can triumph even under difficult conditions. This symbolism has been well received worldwide, inspiring smiles and joy among audiences of all kinds.

Since 2007, the Hong Kong Prize has recognized some truly extraordinary young people with remarkable achievements, providing encouragement to pursue their goals and become tomorrow’s leaders. Past recipients have included social justice activists working tirelessly towards building harmonious societies as well as community service workers such as founder of an organisation providing shelter for homeless adults.

This year’s awards not only recognized ten finalists and honored the best in each of its seven categories, but also introduced a brand-new category: Innovation Award for Arts. This prize aims to foster creativity among young people as well as honor local and overseas artists whose works make major contributions to Asian culture through their works.

2023 competition finalists were selected from over 1,100 entries and celebrated during a special ceremony on Wednesday. It took only 11 minutes for the award’s organising committee to announce results; an all-time record! Due to coronavirus pandemic concerns, this year’s event did not have its usual star-studded awards ceremony.

Dylan Fischer from German Swiss International School Hong Kong took home the Gold Prize at this year’s HK Prize for Education competition, outwitting nearly 2,000 other entries worldwide. Dylan earned special mention for donating hundreds of 3D printed face shields to hospitals worldwide during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

The Hong Kong Prize is open to students from Southeast Asia, mainland China and around the world – visit our World of Winners splash page beginning March 1 for your chance at tickets for a trip to Hong Kong!