The Singapore Prize and Other Singapore Awards

The Singapore Prize is a prestigious award presented annually to individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions to Singapore. Winners of this coveted accolade are celebrated for their accomplishments with cash awards or other perks from their government of Singapore. This prize represents one of Singapore’s highest accolades; award recipients will be acknowledged and celebrated accordingly.

The prize has been created to recognize those who have contributed significantly to Singapore’s cultural and social development, as well as promote a vibrant literary culture within its borders. Open to writers using any of Singapore’s four official languages: English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil and for both fiction and nonfiction works written, it honors both individuals who have made significant contributions while honoring those whose efforts have helped ensure its continued progress.

Recently, “Autobiography” by Makbul Mubarak took home the best Asian film award at Singapore’s Silver Screen Awards. Additionally, it won various international festivals like Venice, Hong Kong International Film Festival and Jogja-NETPAC where its jury noted its “vivid character study, powerful allegory of national trauma, and urgent dissection of fascist mindsets”.

Recent winners of the Singapore Literature Prize included Suchen Christine Lim. This prize, one of Singapore’s most esteemed, honors writing that exhibits literary merit. As such, it serves to foster and support an active literary culture in Singapore.

AmCham CARES High Distinction Award was recently bestowed upon ASM for their commitment to responsible business operations and positive societal impacts, at an award ceremony held in Singapore. This recognition included USD $110,000 prize money as well as additional benefits such as concert engagements.

NUS Singapore History Prize, launched in 2014, recognizes works that investigate history in various ways. A panel composed of academics from NUS Department of History, arts and literary figures, museum curators and historians will judge any winning work submitted for consideration.

In 2022, this prize will be presented to a book that furthers our understanding of Singapore’s past. A nominating committee and five-member jury will select its recipient; this prize was established through an endowment from an anonymous donor in 2014.

The Singapore International Violin Competition recently unveiled its 2022 prize winners. The top three performers will receive USD $110,000 in cash and other prizes; additionally they will have the chance to perform concerts and master classes supported by various philanthropists in Singapore.