The Winners of the Singapore Prize for Business Excellence

Singapore companies today must overcome an increasingly sophisticated and targeted online advertising environment to stay ahead of competition, and companies in Singapore face an uphill struggle just trying to stand out from the pack. But winners of this year’s Singapore Prize for Business Excellence – which honors homegrown businesses that have established successful international partnerships – have shown it is possible through creative branding strategies to overcome competition.

The top prize consists of a cash award of S$200,000 while runners-up each receive S$10K as prizes. Furthermore, winning companies have an opportunity to present their ideas directly to investors with hopes of securing funding for their ventures.

Last year, the competition was introduced as part of the government’s initiative to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. All finalist companies will receive cash prizes as well as access to a free workshop geared at growing their businesses.

Since 1992, the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP) has become one of the country’s premier literary awards with over 150 past winners. Recognizing and rewarding outstanding published fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction works such as comics/graphic novels or translation written by Singapore authors across four official languages: Chinese English Malay Tamil

This year’s award is exploring “resonance” in literature – chosen as the theme to highlight how books can elicit strong feelings and memories in readers. This marks the inaugural time this award has focused on resonance; unfortunately due to coronavirus pandemic submissions were lower; nonetheless 49 titles made it onto the shortlist this time.

Prince William joined celebrities including Cate Blanchett, Donnie Yen and Lana Condor as they strolled a green carpet at the third annual Earthshot Prize ceremony on Tuesday in Singapore. He applauded five winners presenting solutions such as solar dryers to reduce food waste to cleaner battery technologies for electric car batteries to demonstrate hope still exists despite climate change’s “dire consequences.”

A Jury Panel comprised of Mr Mahbubani; Prof John Miksic, Head of Department of History at NUS; Prof Tan Tai Yong, President of NUS; Prof Peter A. Coclanis (Director, Global Research Institute University of North Carolina); and economist Dr Lam San Ling will select the winner of the NUS Singapore History Prize. They are assisted in their selection process by a Nominating Committee comprising academics from NUS’ Department of History; arts/literary figures/museum curators as well as history teachers/curriculum developers.

The Harvard Prize Book Singapore was inaugurated in 2017 to recognize Singaporeans whose contributions have had a lasting positive effect on society through their work. This prize takes its inspiration from Harvard, founded in 1636 as an institution that put common good above personal gain; hence its name. By honouring such outstanding Singaporean achievements the prize seeks to inspire more people around the globe to emulate these pioneers’ legacy and contribute to building vibrant civil societies.