Singapore Literature Prize and Earthshot Prize 2023 Winners Announced

A record number of writers were shortlisted this year in the Singapore Literature Prize, which awards 12 winners across four languages: Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil. Five writers were shortlisted in two categories or more, including Clara Chow in English fiction and English creative nonfiction and Wang Yonggang in Chinese poetry. Several other winners have won multiple awards in previous years, but this is the first time a writer has won three times: Suratman Markesan in Malay and Wang Yonggang in English.

The total amount of the group 2 prize was split between 12 winning tickets, with each ticket earning $127,391 per share. The winning tickets were purchased online at the Singapore Pools website or the Singapore Pools app. The group 2 prize is the largest ever won on a single Toto ticket, and beats the previous record of $12 million won on one ticket in October 2023.

During his visit, the Prince will also meet President Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the Istana and attend the launch of the Earthshot Prize 2023. The Earthshot Prize is inspired by President John F Kennedy’s 1960 “moonshot” speech that challenged Americans to reach the moon by the end of the decade, and aims to find innovative solutions to pressing environmental problems by 2030.

Winners of the award will receive a cash prize, a medallion and an official certificate from the NUS President, which is presented at an award ceremony during Singapore International Water Week. This year’s theme is “Water and Resilience in Cities”. Professor Medema will deliver a keynote address at the ceremony, which is open to the public.

All WAFX Future Projects winners will be announced live at the event, and an overall WAFX winner will be selected to receive a trophy and a cash prize of SGD 100,000. The winning projects include Rethinking Oil Rigs – Offshore Data Centres by Arup and Huizhen High School by Approach Design Studio/Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group.

A live stream of the event will be available on the WAFX website.

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