The HK Prize and the HK Science and Technology Prize

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HK Prize is an international scholarship program that awards high school students for their academic accomplishments, extracurricular involvement and talents. It also encourages them to follow their passions and create global perspectives. The program awards cash prizes and access to Hong Kong’s top research facilities, allowing students to pursue their studies with the added benefit of an international exposure opportunity.

The winner of the 2020 hk prize is the late director Benny Chan, who was posthumously awarded for his cops-and-robbers actioner Raging Fire. The prestigious accolade, which also won best film and best action choreography, was voted for by the members of thirteen professional film bodies in Hong Kong. The awards ceremony was held on November 12 in Hong Kong – the first time it has been hosted in person since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

It was the twelfth year of the HK Prize and was presented by the Hong Kong Filmmakers Association to a filmmaker who has contributed to the local film industry in various ways, including the advancement of a particular area of the arts or the development of new forms of cinema. The award has been given to such directors as Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat and Andrew Lau.

Founded in 2012, the HK Students Prize is open to all enrolled secondary school students in Hong Kong and students must be nominated by their teachers before the submission deadline. The shortlisted artists will be announced on this website and the Judges Prize of HK$8,000 is awarded to the student who receives the highest score from the judges. The organisers of the HK Prize also donate HK$20,000 to the school of the Judges Prize winner.

The HK History Prize is established in memory of George B. Endacott, Lecturer (1946-57) and Senior Lecturer (1957-62) in the Department of History. It was donated by friends and colleagues of the late Professor Endacott who worked tirelessly to re-establish the History Department after World War II.

The HK Science and Technology Prize honours researchers who have made significant contributions to scientific innovation, transformation of discoveries into economic or social benefits and Hong Kong’s position as a hub of science and technology. It is open to individuals and institutions from all over the world and attracts thousands of applicants annually. The selection process is highly competitive and only those with outstanding achievement will be selected as finalists. The finalists are rewarded with cash prizes, certificates and trophies. The HK Science and Technology Prize is backed by the Hong Kong Alliance of Science and Technology and sponsored by a number of enterprises in Hong Kong. The judging panel is composed of experts from academia, industry and the public. The award ceremony is held each year with representatives of the government and sponsoring companies present. The winning research projects are published in the HK Science and Technology Journal. For more information, please visit the HK Science and Technology Prize homepage.