The HK Prize and the Nobel Peace Prize

The hk prize is one of the premier high school contests, rewarding academic achievement, extracurricular participation and leadership abilities. Students must be nominated by their teachers in order to participate; they can win cash prizes as well as opportunities to conduct scientific research at Hong Kong’s premier facilities. The competition is open to students in Southeast Asia, mainland China and worldwide. The competition’s theme, “Our Changing World”, encourages participants to explore the social, cultural, and environmental facets of global change through their art. The top three submissions will receive a judges’ prize and teacher prizes, as well as the chance to present their work to key stakeholders in the development sector.

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers have nominated Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, calling the activists a global inspiration in the face of Beijing’s crackdown. In a letter to the committee, nine senators and representatives across party lines cited estimates that two million people took to the streets in June during Hong Kong’s “one of the biggest mass demonstrations in history”. They likened the protesters to previous peace laureates who have faced oppressive regimes, including Nazi critic Carl von Ossietzky, Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, Polish politician Lech Walesa and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died while in custody.

Winners of the HK Prize will be presented with an award at an awards ceremony, as well as access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities and international conferences in their fields. They will also be able to network with other researchers and potential collaborators from around the world, who may share similar interests and goals for research.

To qualify for the HK Prize, applicants must submit a research article in their field of study. Clinical studies, observational and epidemiological articles can all be submitted for consideration, as well as meta-analyses and review articles. The prize is a great way for young scientists to gain recognition in their fields, as well as to boost their career prospects.

The annual HK Prize is considered the city’s answer to the Pulitzer Prizes for journalism. It was founded in 1954 by newspapers, including The Post, and strives to recognise excellent journalism and raise professional standards. Last year, the Post won the top prize in the news and feature writing categories for a report by production editor Matt Haldane and reporter Dylan Butts on the challenges facing cryptocurrency investors. Senior designer Emilio Rivera received merit for his work in the Best News Page Design category for a piece on the Gaza-Israel conflict. Other winners included senior editor (climate) Eric Ng for his piece in October 2023 on the factors inhibiting Hong Kong’s progress toward becoming a carbon credit trading hub, and senior news editor (business) Xinmei Shen for her work in September 2023 on barriers to a free-trade agreement between the Mainland and Hong Kong. They all received HK$15,000 cash prizes. The winning entries are now on display at the Science Museum.