Hong Kong Prize Winners Announced

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The hongkong prize is one of Asia’s premier awards that attracts thousands of applicants each year. It recognizes scientific research with significant societal benefit and encourages young people to follow their passion while broadening global perspectives. It also gives winners access to some of the city’s premier research facilities. It is open to individuals and teams.

The award’s logo juxtaposes two precious elements, a pearl and a pierced jade amulet, symbolizing humanity’s spirit of harmony. This design is reflected in the trophies conferred on winners, which are designed by renowned artist and designer Ivan Lin. The prize is given to those who have made outstanding contributions in areas such as asian science and technology, life sciences research, and new materials energy production. It is sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited.

A 17-year-old high school pupil who spearheaded an initiative to donate hundreds of 3D-printed face shields to overseas hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic has won this year’s Student of the Year award. Dylan Fischer, who studies at German Swiss International School in Hong Kong, has a passion for archery and hopes to study socioeconomics at university. Among other activities, he has been taking part in international tournaments and aims to become a top archer.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Hongkongers continue to turn out in large numbers for vaccinations. Those who have been vaccinated can enter a lottery for various prizes including a Tesla car and a private flight with Cathay Pacific. The website for the lottery went live on Thursday and attracted 100,000 visits in the first four hours. It will run until September 1. Those looking to win air miles or the private flight must be fully vaccinated and be a Hong Kong resident aged 18 or over.

Derek Tsang’s second feature Better Days dominated the delayed Hong Kong Film Awards, winning three of the top four categories and bagging eight total awards. The China-set bullying drama snagged wins for star actors Zhou Dongyu and Jackson Yee. The film also earned Tsang the best director accolade.

HKFA chairman Derek Yee urged the media to report positive news from the city. “Good news can be good news, but only if it is reported,” he said. “We can all explore fresh opportunities that come with Hong Kong’s new stage of development – such as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area – if we have positive news to share.”

The government has warned foreign countries to respect the rule of law and abide by international standards. It has also urged them to stop interfering in the territory’s affairs. It added that Hong Kong will take resolute measures to protect its residents and its national interests. Those who have violated the laws will be held accountable. It also called on the public to support police and the courts in their efforts to maintain law and order in Hong Kong. In addition, it urged the public to stay away from illegal gambling websites.