The HK Prize 2023

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The hk prize is an independent merit-based award that recognizes scientific research with significant societal impact and encourages young scientists to follow their passions. Past recipients include selfless volunteers helping homeless people and scientists who developed liquid biopsy technology for faster cancer diagnosis. Winners receive monetary prizes and trophies as well as the opportunity to conduct their research in Hong Kong.

In 2023, Kyan Cheung Ka-Hin and Ethan Soh Jon-Yi from the International School Hong Kong won the HK Prize Gold Award for their research paper on “On the Properties of the Semigroup Generated by the RL Fractional Integral”. The winning work is a mathematical solution to a real-life problem in the field of quantum gravity. It has the potential to revolutionise physics, especially in the study of black holes.

To be eligible to win the HK Prize, students must be nominated by their teachers. After submission, a panel of judges selects the shortlist. The Judges’ Prize of HK$8,000 and HK$20,000 are awarded to the students whose works scored the highest marks from our judges. HK$10,000 is also awarded to the student artist’s school.

The winners of the HK Prize are selected based on their academic achievements, talent, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. They are then matched with mentors from the corporate and community sectors who help them achieve their career aspirations. The HK Prize is one of Asia’s most beloved high school contests, and it has helped many students pursue their passions while further developing their skills.

In this time of global discord, it’s uplifting to see Hong Kongers come together for compassion and tolerance. From the kung fu icon Sammo Hung’s recognition for his lifetime achievement in film to the award won by actress Tong Dawei for her role as a vengeful nursing home warden in In Broad Daylight, these winners have made an important contribution to our society.

HK Prize is proud to support Justice Centre Hong Kong, which ensures that no refugee walks alone on the path to protection and a decent life. Justice Centre’s migrant rights advocacy, legal and psychosocial assistance, community projects and research initiatives have made a tangible difference to the lives of thousands of refugees. Their commitment to the protection and inclusion of forced migrants is unwavering.

The HK Prize has awarded a total of more than $800,000 in scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This year’s recipients are a mix of new and returning students, representing different areas of interest. We look forward to seeing their remarkable talents shine at the upcoming events!

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