The HK Prize – A Merit-Based Award

The hk prize is a merit-based award. It is administered by the Hong Kong Alliance of Technology and Innovation, sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, and organised to facilitate the development of science and technology innovation in Hong Kong. There are five awards given in different fields. Each winner will receive a cash prize, a certificate and a trophy.

The award is open to all HK residents aged 18-30. The HK Prize is designed to identify young individuals who are advancing world civilisation through their work, while contributing their ideas to the Hong Kong community and beyond. The winners will have the opportunity to present their submissions to key stakeholders in the development sector.

Applicants are required to submit a research article in their field. Clinical studies, observational or epidemiological articles as well as meta-analyses or review articles will all qualify. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony and given the opportunity to attend international conferences or seminars relevant to their field. They will also have access to premier research facilities and networks.

The HK Prize is supported by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Hong Kong Chapter, which has been holding social and training activities on a regular basis to connect anti-fraud professionals and promote professional advancement in the prevention, deterrence, detection and investigation of fraud. This year, the ACFE HK Chapter is working with the Department of Sociology and the Centre for Criminology, HKU, to further encourage undergraduate students to broaden their learning horizons in this area.

Activists fighting against the erosion of Hong Kong democracy and calling for freedom of speech have been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, professors at the city’s universities say. They compare them to other dissidents and prisoners of conscience who have won the prize, including Nazi critic Carl von Ossietzky, Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov and Polish politician Lech Walesa, who died in custody. This year’s nomination of Jimmy Lai, Chow Hang-tung, Lee Cheuk-yan and Gwyneth Ho reflects the “fervent dedication to upholding freedoms in Hong Kong and campaigning for democracy”, the professors write in their letter. However, the prize jury has not yet announced its decision. Meanwhile, pro-democracy activists Nathan Law and Alex Chow have been jailed for their involvement in the June 2014 Tiananmen Square protests. Their cases are being closely watched in Beijing, where the prize jury’s choice will send a strong message to the Chinese government. They may be the first Hongkongers to win the prize in more than a decade. The winners will be named on Jan 31.