The HK Prize and the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards

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The Hong Kong Prize is an illustrious writing competition that attracts authors from all over the world. The top ten finalists receive both monetary awards and shopping vouchers, while participants get the opportunity to network with fellow writers and build their portfolios. Participants should carefully review the rules and regulations before submitting their articles.

The HK Prize was established with a grant from the Society for Hong Kong Studies. The grant was matched by the government under the Sixth Round of Government Matching Scheme. The aim of the prize is to promote research on Hong Kong, a city that has become an important global center of trade, culture and the arts. The prizes are awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students who have produced outstanding work in the field of Hong Kong studies. The winner of the Public Vote Prize will be given HK$4,000, while the winning school will be awarded HK$10,000. The prize is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, with the exception of those studying in mainland China.

Despite the crackdown by Beijing, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy campaigners remain global inspirations. In a letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee released Wednesday, 15 academics from around the world — including one of the most prominent dissident scholars in China — nominated five imprisoned leaders of the protests for the 2022 award.

In March, the South China Morning Post’s City Desk reporter Fiona Sun won first place for her feature on the stress that carers face as they care for elderly and severely ill family members at home. In May, Subeditor Sariwati Latif won a second prize for her headline: “Writing on the wall for sensitive titles.”

The winners of this year’s Spirit of Hong Kong Awards are the real-life heroes who embody the spirit of Hong Kong and have touched the hearts of people all over the world. They might be humble, and their names might not be well-known, but they have made a great contribution to society through their tireless efforts, perseverance and strong determination.

These unsung heroes are good Samaritans, selfless caregivers and tireless volunteers, who work for the greater good of their communities. Their work reflects the true spirit of Hong Kong and inspire others to fight for what they believe in, despite all odds. This year, there are more than 60 nominees in the running for this prestigious award. The winners will be announced in October. For more information, visit the official website.