Founded in 2015 by Hong Kong property tycoon Lui Che-woo, the Hong Kong prize is an annual award that celebrates laureates in three categories–sustainability; welfare betterment; and positive energy (or the promotion of a positive outlook in life). The winners, usually announced in August with a prize-giving ceremony in October, receive a cash prize of HK$20 million.
The Prize Fund for Mark Six, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s lottery, is divided into seven prize divisions, ranging from the jackpot in the 1st division to fixed prizes of HK$40 in the 7th division. The prize fund is deducted from the amount of bets placed in Mark Six and redirected to a variety of tax-paying causes and projects.
Prizes include a HK$1 million bonus for Class Two wins and a HK$2 million top-up for first wins in Group 2 or 3. Next season, the Club will also increase prize money across all classes to reflect the increasing number of horses competing.
Other Prizes For Vaccinated Residents
The Hong Kong utilities company Towngas has launched a vaccination lucky draw with prizes worth over HK$3 million in total. The company is holding six lucky draws over the summer of 2021 and will reward one winner in each draw with a prize worth between HK$3 million and HK$50,000.
Other prizes for vaccinated residents of Hong Kong include a brand new Mercedes Benz car, staycations at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, and shopping and dining vouchers worth over HK$2 million. In addition, Cathay Pacific’s “World of Winners” Ticket Offers online campaign is offering free tickets to all vaccinated residents who register online for the campaign.
Laureates in the Science and Technology awards receive a gold medal, a cash prize of HK$30 million, and an additional HK$15 million to fund a project. Each prize winner will also receive a trophy and a certificate.
Professor Alain Aspect, a Senior Fellow at City University of Hong Kong’s Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS), won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2022. Aspect’s research has helped to unlock a fundamental understanding of how matter interacts with light and is revolutionising the field of physics.
He is a renowned astronomer and has received multiple accolades for his work. In addition to the Nobel Prize, he has also won several other awards, including the Shaw Prize and the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Prize.
The Educator Preparation Laboratory is an initiative that focuses on teacher preparation programs based on the scientific principles of learning and development, and empowers teachers to help students learn in more equitable and inclusive ways. Its network has expanded its reach to over 20,000 schools in Hong Kong and China, preparing teachers for a wide range of school environments.
The Educator Preparation Laboratory’s aims are to strengthen and extend its work in Hong Kong and China, and improve access to education for people living in poverty. It also plans to scale up its program in China and build a cloud-based learning hub, which will benefit millions of students in remote and rural areas.