What is the Hong Kong Prize?

The Hong Kong Prize is a high school contest offering scholarships to winners of its competition. It recognizes academic achievements, talent and extracurricular participation as well as those who dedicate themselves to community service. Open to all secondary school students in Hong Kong but nominated by teachers before eligibility can be considered, it provides scholarships for winners who win this competition.

The Hong Kong Prize is one of Asia’s premier awards, drawing thousands of applicants every year. Winners not only receive monetary prizes but can also conduct research at Hong Kong’s premier science facilities – meeting world-renowned scientists across disciplines while expanding their global perspectives.

This year’s finalists include activists fighting for democracy and human rights – some who have even been arrested or jailed as they continue their campaigns – volunteers making our world better through technology, such as students using it to assist homeless individuals or professors who developed liquid biopsy technology that has greatly reduced cancer diagnosis times – they all show us that human spirits triumph even in seemingly hopeless circumstances.

In addition to honoring outstanding scientific research, the HK Prize serves to encourage young researchers and foster excellence within chemistry. Many renowned scientists have won this prize over time – some even becoming Nobel laureates themselves!

To qualify for the HK Prize, researchers must submit a research paper on any one of four topics: clinical studies (including prospective and retrospective clinical trials), observational/epidemiological studies, meta-analyses or basic science articles. Their papers must demonstrate scientific inferences based on empirical data while being published in scientific journals as original works of research.

The judging process for the Hong Kong Prize follows its charter and adheres to scientifically rigorous standards. Judging criteria focus on relevance to societal needs and impacts, systematic use of collected materials, objective analysis, proper footnote and bibliography citation, as well as an independent review panel free from interference by any individual or organization.

The winners will be honored at the BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize Ceremony in early 2024, as well as published online for public access. In addition, those selected can present their research at international conferences – providing a great opportunity to build your portfolio and receive recognition for your efforts! Please review all rules prior to entering, as violating them could lead to disqualification from competition; ultimately though it’s up to the judges who determine who deserves a prize! Good luck!