The Singapore Prize and Prince William’s Visit

The Singapore Prize honours individuals or organisations who have shown leadership and creativity in furthering sustainable development. It is an award presented biennially, intended to spur innovative ideas that are both environmentally and socially beneficial, by recognising their contributions through prize money as well as publicizing them to a wide range of people.

The Singapore Prize award consists of a cash prize of S$200,000, a gold-plated trophy, and a citation. Additionally, a medallion bearing the Singapore Prize inscription may also be received by the winner for use in research, innovation, or development activities. This competition is open to citizens and companies located both within Singapore as well as globally.

Winners of the Singapore Prize are also invited to attend a gala ceremony in November where they can network with representatives from government, business, academia and civil society – giving them an invaluable opportunity to showcase their solutions while connecting with potential funders and partners who share a commitment to expanding environmental technologies.

This year’s awards were handed out in a gala event hosted by Hannah Waddingham and Sterling K. Brown, with stars like Lana Condor, Cate Blanchett, Robert Irwin and Donnie Yen among many others in attendance. Musical performances by Bastille, One Republic and Bebe Rexha added another layer to an already spectacular night.

Prince William will return to Asia early November, shining a spotlight on this year’s Earthshot Prize finalists and reinforcing that hope remains as the world confronts climate change challenges. He will host various events in Singapore to honor their innovations while leading a summit for United For Wildlife – his own organisation.

Singapore Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibit showcasing some of the most innovative environmental technology from finalists that is on view until 14 November. The display includes large-scale installations as well as prototypes from all five winners and other finalists.

Singapore Government is dedicated to sustainable development through various policies, programmes and schemes. One such scheme is the Singapore Green Label which assists consumers in identifying products and services which are eco-friendly and cost effective; launched in 2009 with support from National Environment Agency (NEA).

In partnership with the Conservation International (CI), the Singapore Prize aims to connect Prize winners with an international network of organizations and businesses committed to global sustainability challenges. Their expertise in biodiversity conservation and the wide network of sustainability financing available through CI will complement this Prize’s goal of spotlighting innovative, scalable, and impactful solutions that benefit people as well as nature.

Duke-NUS Medical School annually awards the College of Physicians Singapore Prize in Internal Medicine – an annual cash prize awarded by University Scholars Programme graduates who excel in final-year Advanced Medicine and Student-in-Practice (Medicine). Established in 2019, this scholarship was created in memory of Professor Aaron Maniam’s great grandmother Mdm Chan Bibe bte Syed Mohd Shah who demonstrated strong commitment to wide-ranging learning through co-curricular activities and community service.