The Hong Kong Prize for Young People

The hk prize aims to encourage young people to develop perseverance and the spirit of self-challenge. Participants aged 14 to 25 must complete various voluntary and challenging activities in order to receive a medal. The award includes four sections: services, skills, physical recreation and expedition. For the Gold award, a residential project is also required. A number of celebrities are invited as officiating guests at the awards ceremony.

This year’s hk prize nominations include activists who fought for freedom and democracy — some of them arrested or facing jail time as they continue their work; volunteers who help homeless people; a doctor who pioneered liquid biopsy technology to speed up cancer diagnosis; and a filmmaker who documented the crackdown on dissent in China. Their stories show how the human spirit can triumph even under duress.

These activists, journalists, doctors and other professionals were among those who received the hk prize this year for their efforts to advance world civilisation. They all deserve our admiration for their courage and dedication. The Hong Kong Prize is the perfect place to recognize their achievements.

Winners will not only receive a substantial monetary prize, but will have access to Hong Kong’s premier research facilities and international exposure. The prestigious prize is one of Asia’s premier awards that could open doors to future opportunities.

Scientists who want to win the hk prize must submit a research article that makes an impactful statement about society — clinical studies, observational or epidemiological studies and meta-analyses can all qualify. The review process is performed professionally, objectively and independently. No organization or individual can exert undue influence on the evaluation.

The hk prize was founded in 2022 and is sponsored by the Bank of Hong Kong. It recognizes scientific researchers and innovators who have successfully transformed their R&D results into real-life applications and benefit the community.

It also aims to inspire young scientists and scholars to pursue their dreams in Hong Kong, contribute to the country and serve the society. In addition, the award supports the development of science and technology in Hong Kong and encourages them to establish their research and innovation bases here.

The hk prize has been presented to a variety of distinguished recipients, including a renowned surgeon who invented a procedure for patients with rare liver cancers and a journalist who wrote about the escalating drug war in Mexico. The hk prize also honours people who have made significant contributions to public welfare and the arts in Hong Kong.

Veteran Hong Kong actor, director and martial arts choreographer Sammo Kam-bo was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the hk prize. He has been involved in more than 200 films over his decades-long career. He is best known for his work in kung fu movies and his role as Detective Superintendent Li in the CBS series Martial Law. He is a two-time winner of the Best Actor award at the Golden Horse Awards. He is the first person to have won a hk prize in multiple categories.