A singapore prize is an award given to a person or thing that has achieved something notable. These awards often come with a ceremony and a financial reward. They can also be accompanied by other perks or benefits, such as special recognition or opportunities. Here are some examples of singapore prizes:
The Singapore Literature Prize is a literary award that recognises local fiction and nonfiction works. It is the richest book award in the country and was established through a donation from Confucian scholar Alan Chan. It aims to promote writing that champions mindsets and values important in shaping Singapore, including equality, diversity, religious harmony, meritocracy and pragmatism.
This year’s Singapore Literature Prize saw a record number of submissions, with 12 books making the final cut across Chinese, English and Malay. The winning entries include the nonfiction works of writers Balli Kaur Jaswal and Yong Shu Hoong, and the novels of authors rma cureess and Pan Zheng Lei. The winners in the Chinese poetry category are also the first to win in the history of the prize, which was launched in 2014 and is administered by NUS Department of History.
In addition to the cash prize, the winner of this year’s SG Breakthrough Prize will get the opportunity to showcase their initiative at a global forum and attract potential funders and mentors. The eight shortlisted teams will also be provided with seed funding, and access to networking events and discussions with policymakers.
In the 2024 edition of this Singapore prize, a publication will be awarded for a significant contribution to our understanding of Singapore history. The book can be authored or co-authored, and may cover any period of Singapore history as long as it incorporates a substantial aspect of the island’s heritage in its narrative. The winning book will be selected by a panel of historians.
The President*s Design (P*DA) 2023 honors the work of eight designers whose designs have made a positive impact on the lives of Singaporeans and the world. This year’s winners, which were announced last week, have tackled challenges as diverse as consumerism and circularity, dementia and caregiving, and climate change and sustainability.
This year, the prize’s jury – comprised of business leaders and academics – will be looking for projects that are “catalytic, innovative, scalable, transformational and inclusive,” with the aim of accelerating global efforts to address the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The five winners will receive a GBP 1 million grant, which is aimed at propelling their initiatives in a way that has visible effects on the planet. The event is expected to attract world leaders, businesses and investors, and will feature performances by globally renowned artists and musicians.