At the Singapore Prize prize ceremony, winners in each category will receive cash and handcrafted trophies as part of their award package. They also get access to audiobook platform StoryTel for 12 months for free, plus they have an opportunity to win Readers’ Favourite awards where readers cast online votes to select their favourite book in Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil languages of the programme.
Visitors attending this event will get to witness how winning entries are created and learn more about its history and development. Winning entries will then be displayed at an exhibition held by the National Museum of Singapore from March 2023 until June 2020.
The winners were chosen from over 1,200 nominations and submissions made by members of the public, and selected five projects that are focused on solving issues like air pollution reduction, ocean cleaning initiatives, waste removal and climate support. Together these initiatives will receive S$2.3 Million in prize money as well as support from government to expand their projects globally.
Prize ceremonies will be conducted in the presence of professionals from a public accounting firm to ensure a fair process and that winners are fully entitled to their winnings. Typically, Toto and 4D draws take place on Mondays and Thursdays respectively while Singapore Sweep draws are conducted every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Professor Kishore Mahbubani, senior advisor (university and global relations) at NUS, told reporters there may be plans in the near future to broaden the category of works that qualify for the Singapore Prize. It might make sense to consider fictional works like movies or comic books that feature Singapore history as potential candidates for consideration for this award, said Prof Mahbubani. We hope to use the Singapore Prize as an indicator that any non-professional historian can write about Singapore!
Ms Hidayah won the 2021 prize with her book Leluhur: Singapore Kampong Gelam. She described it both as an amalgamation of history and primary source material from other writers as well as personal experiences.
Prince William of Britain will visit Singapore next week to announce the winners of his Earthshot Prize initiative, established with his Royal Foundation charity three years ago to encourage inventors to create technologies to combat climate change. As part of his trip, he will also meet local environmental groups working towards reforestation efforts or greener living initiatives in Singapore.