What is the HK Prize?

The HK Prize is one of the world’s premier high school contests, rewarding academic achievements and extracurricular participation alike. Students may win monetary prizes and access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities; additionally they can attend an awards ceremony and gain international recognition – giving participants an invaluable opportunity to help people in need and advance science.

The Hong Kong Prize is an award bestowed upon individuals and organisations who demonstrate global civilisation by championing global civility, encouraging harmonious societies and showing extraordinary resilience when facing challenges. Past recipients have included social justice activists fighting for democracy in their home countries as well as nonprofit organisations providing shelter to homeless adults. It is awarded annually to those who exemplify these values best and are an inspiration to younger generations.

Hong Kong Prize (HK Prize) promotes Hong Kong’s mission of “Better Hong Kong and Serving the Country through Technology” by drawing top scientific researchers, cultivating forward-looking scientists, and helping build Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology hub. First launched in 2013, this prestigious prize acknowledges outstanding scientific research work in five fields – Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Life/Health; New Materials/New Energy; Advanced Manufacturing/FinTech.

Each year, the Hong Kong Prize selects two winning entries based on an evaluation panel’s assessment of their work’s impact and commercialization potential in the future. Winners will receive cash prizes, certificates and trophies. They will also be recognized at an awards presentation hosted by the organizing committee.

The Hong Kong Prize is open to secondary students enrolled in Hong Kong schools and teachers can nominate up to 10 pupils for participation. Artists must submit their artwork online before the submission deadline and a panel of judges will review all entries; those scoring highest will be shortlisted, with Judges’ Prize winners receiving HK$8,000 while Public Vote Prize winners receiving HK$20 000 each.

HK Prize provides students who take part with numerous advantages. Newcomers can receive a voucher worth HK$500, while veterans may take advantage of priority booking for seminars and workshops. Finalists of this competition will have the chance to visit Hong Kong Science Museum and attend the HK Prize Awards Ceremony. Participation is free; however, prospective entrants should read through and understand all terms and conditions carefully prior to submitting their work. By acting responsibly, entrants can avoid engaging in any misconduct that could reduce their chances of winning the prize. Furthermore, it’s important for all participants to familiarize themselves with intellectual property rights regulations; should any violations occur, organizers reserve the right to terminate participation immediately and withhold prize money, certificates and trophies as compensation.