The 30th Anniversary of the HK Prize

The HK prize is one of the premier high school contests in Asia. It honors academic achievements and extracurricular participation and provides opportunities for students to conduct scientific research at some of the city’s premier facilities. The competition is also a great way for students to showcase their skills, as well as increase their chances of landing internships and other professional opportunities in the future.

This year, the HK prize will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an awards ceremony at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Dec 15th. The event will feature a host of performances and speakers including the chairman of the BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize, Dr. John D. Young. The BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize is sponsored by the bank, and is designed to support Hong Kong’s efforts to promote international development.

The prize is awarded annually to outstanding scientists for their distinguished accomplishments in five areas: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Life and Health, New Materials and Energy, Advanced Manufacturing and FinTech. The selection panel is comprised of experts from around the world. The prize was created to encourage local and overseas science and technology entrepreneurs to build on Hong Kong’s strengths, serve the country, and contribute to the global economy.

This year’s finalists were a diverse group of individuals. From students who used their creativity to help the homeless, to an artist reinterpreting human rights into fine art concepts, they all demonstrated incredible ingenuity and determination. The award’s symbol, expressed both in the logo and the trophies conferred to winners, juxtaposes a pearl and a pierced jade amulet – reflecting Hong Kong’s resilient spirit.

The HK Prize is run by the Board of Hong Kong Alliance of Technology and Innovation, which serves as the highest decision-making body. Its members include a Review Committee, a Compliance Oversight Team, and the Secretariat. The Board’s responsibilities include suggesting important scientific research fields for THE PRIZE; appointing the members of the Review Committee and Compliance Oversight Team; setting requirements for nominating experts; reviewing all reviews and decisions; and verifying and approving the final review results. The Board’s decisions regarding THE PRIZE are final. If the Board finds that any awardee has violated the provisions of THE PRIZE Charter, it may withdraw or suspend the prize money and certificate. The Board reserves the right to take other measures deemed necessary. All employees involved in the award work are required to abide by confidentiality obligations. All personnel who violate confidentiality may be subject to disciplinary action.