The Singapore Prize and Other Awards and Prizes in Singapore

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The Singapore Prize is a competition designed to find and recognize outstanding environmental protection projects. Winners will receive GBP 1 million (approximately USD 1.25 million or SGD 1.7 million), serving as an incentive to expand upon their innovations and implement their ideas more broadly. Projects selected as winners should reduce human activity’s negative impacts while contributing towards economic development of their nation.

This year’s Singapore Prize will take place from 6-11 November 2022 at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, with performances by internationally-acclaimed musicians and artists from 6-11 November as part of this prestigious awards event sponsored by various global companies. More details regarding performances are expected to be made public soon.

In 2023, the Earthshot Prize will be introduced as an award that celebrates innovative climate solutions and preserves our environment. Hosted in Singapore and presented by Britain’s Prince William, five winners will each be granted PS1 million prize funds as awards.

In 1969, Singapore hosted its inaugural prize drawing to raise funds for the construction of their national stadium, named for Lee Kuan Yew (late businessman and sports enthusiast). Over time, The Big Sweep Lottery proved itself successful and contributed over $14.5 Million towards this effort.

Singapore’s literary awards and prizes celebrate writers and works of literary merit from each official language: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. These prizes foster a vibrant literary culture while serving as an effective promotional vehicle for Singapore.

Professor John Miksic of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies was honored this year with the inaugural NUS Singapore History Prize for his book titled, “Singapore’s Lost Treasures: From the Merlion to Bukit Ho Swee”, providing archaeological proof that Singapore may be older than previously believed and opening up possibilities of reassessing both its history and place within Asia.

Yesterday evening, the National Arts Council presented its Patron of the Arts Awards to 344 individuals and organisations for their generous support to local arts scenes. Organisers noted that this year’s philanthropic contribution to Singapore’s arts scene reached a new record high – rising from S$25.3 million in 2012 to S$32.2 million this year due to increased cash donations and more first-time donors than ever before. Are You interested in Donating to the Arts in Singapore? To gain more knowledge and support for their arts programs in Singapore? Visit the National Arts Council’s (NAC) website today – they have many ways for donors to contribute, from giving money or partnering with artists, through to partnerships or donations of time or goods. They even have a comprehensive FAQ section so they can answer any queries that arise!