The winners of this year’s singapore prize were announced tonight at a ceremony in Singapore. This year’s awards included five new categories in addition to the prestigious main award. The new categories include the Singapore History Prize, a new award to honour e-Sports players and the first ever entrepreneurship prize for Singaporean female entrepreneurs.
A total of USD $110,000 in prizes was awarded to this year’s winners. The top prize for violinists went to Dmytro Udovychenko, who will be playing a concerto with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The second prize for violinists went to Anna Agafia Egholm, and the third place prize was given to Angela Sin Ying Chan. In addition, each winner received multiple concert engagements around the world.
This year’s winners of the singapore prize also included two awardees who have been active in environmental advocacy and conservation. The prize citation described how the pair’s work “has had a direct impact on the lives of communities and wildlife. This is made possible through their collaboration with other community members and leaders, as well as their innovative approach to problem solving”.
This prize recognises outstanding young individuals who have demonstrated leadership in promoting a sustainable lifestyle. The judges commended the young men and women’s “dedication to sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation” as well as their work in building the global green economy. This year’s award also marked the first time that the prize was presented to individuals as opposed to organisations.
For the first time, the prize honoured innovative and impactful ideas that can be scaled up to address real-world issues. It was launched to spur more action and catalyse the winners to accelerate their solutions in a way that will have tangible and visible effects on Earth. It is a result of the growing recognition of the importance of sustainability in our daily life and the increasing urgency to respond to the global climate crisis.
The prize is awarded to authors of book-length works in English that have a significant Singapore element. The judging panel will be composed of experts from academia, business and media. The winners of the Singapore Literature Prize and the Readers’ Choice category will receive a cash prize of 3,000 Singapore dollars and a commissioned trophy. In addition, the winning writers will be able to promote their works at a special event during WAFX 2023 in May this year.