Singapore Prize Winners Announced

If you are a sports fan, you must know that it takes a huge financial commitment to compete at elite levels. Moreover, the number of athletes who manage to win medals at major international sporting events is small. Hence, the Singapore National Olympic Council devised an incentive scheme to reward medal-winning athletes. The prize is called the Major Games Award Programme and it is given to athletes who win at least one medal in each of the Olympic, Asian, Commonwealth, and South East Asian Games.

The winners of the singapore prize were announced on Thursday evening (August 25) at a ceremony held at Singapore’s Victoria Theatre. Twelve winners were selected from 43 entries in the competition’s four languages-English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. This year’s prize theme is resonance, which is an apt choice as it highlights the way literature can trigger emotions and memories.

Winners of the prize were presented with a trophy designed by renowned local designer Wong You-nam and a year’s subscription to StoryTel, an online platform that curates Singapore stories for readers. Several authors also received multiple awards-Suratman Markasan and Wang Gungwu were the oldest winners in this year’s program with wins in their respective language-and five writers were shortlisted in two or more categories, including Clara Chow, who won in English fiction, English creative nonfiction, and Chinese poetry.

Another winner was WOHA Architects for their Kampung Admiralty senior housing development, which won the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize in July. The complex, which features community amenities and a mix of residential units with greenery, aims to be a modern expression of Singapore’s heritage and spirit.

For the first time, the Earthshot Prize will also be accompanied by a series of events called the Earthshot Week starting on November 6. The event is designed to bring together global leaders, businesses and investors to explore opportunities to accelerate these breakthrough solutions and bring about real-world change.

The Singapore Prize winners will join the 2023 cohort of the Earthshot Breakthrough Prize, which provides seed funding for teams working on innovative solutions to repair the planet’s broken systems and eradicate extreme poverty in Singapore. These teams will be provided with support such as access to mentors, potential funders and coaching sessions to refine and develop their proof of concepts. They will also be encouraged to engage their beneficiaries and communities in research, development and testing of their ideas. This will enable them to build a stronger social impact and scale their solutions at a faster pace. The first nationwide competition started in May 2022 with 63 teams submitting new concepts for keluaran sgp alleviating poverty in Singapore. Of these, eight teams were shortlisted and provided with seed funding of $25,000 to accelerate their solutions over six months. They will also receive access to mentors, potential funders and dialogues with policymakers. This support is part of the government’s goal to create an economy that benefits all, not just a select few.