The HK Prize For Secondary School Students

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hk prize is a prestigious award established to recognize individuals who advance world civilisation and inspire others towards creating a harmonious society. Previous recipients have included selfless volunteers helping homeless people and scientists who developed liquid biopsy technology to facilitate faster cancer diagnosis. If you are interested in applying to this competition you must submit a research paper that makes an impactful statement about society. Clinical studies, observational or epidemiological studies and meta-analyses can all qualify. The winner will receive a monetary prize and a trophy. Additionally, they will be given the opportunity to attend seminars and research internships at Hong Kong universities and laboratories.

This year’s HK Prize theme is ‘Our Changing World’, encouraging student artists to explore the various ways in which global evolution impacts people differently. A record number of 102 artworks were submitted, with many exploring a wide range of issues including international displacement, climate change, labour migration and gender and sexual diversity. The shortlisted works have been selected for their unique and insightful explorations of these subjects.

To be eligible for the HK Prize, students must be nominated by their teachers. Once nominated, the students can enter their artworks online before the submission deadline. The winning students will be awarded a Public Vote Prize of HK$4,000, and their school will receive HK$10,000. In addition, a panel of judges will select 20 student artists for the Judges Prize.

The professors’ nomination letter compared the activists to other persecuted freedom fighters who have received the Nobel Peace Prize, such as Hitler critic Carl von Ossietzky, Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov and Polish politician Lech Walesa. “A Peace Prize for the Hong Kong prisoners of conscience would underscore the highest moral aspirations of humanity,” it said.

The HK Prize is open to all enrolled secondary school students in Hong Kong. Each student may submit up to three artworks for consideration. The shortlisted artworks will be exhibited at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from February to March next year. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony in late March.

In addition to a monetary prize and trophy, the winner of the BOCHK SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PRIZE will have an opportunity to visit Hong Kong’s premier research facilities, meet leading scientists from around the world and showcase their work globally. The winners will also be given the opportunity to present their work at academic conferences. The prize is sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited.

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