The Harvard Prize Book (Singapore) and the NUS Singapore Prize

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The Harvard Prize Book (Singapore) recognises individuals who are committed to their communities and put the common good before their own interests. They inspire others with their deeds and beliefs. They are heroes and role models in society. The award is given at the end of a week-long celebration of social change, known as Earthshot Week. The event is backed by the Prince of Wales and hosted in Singapore. It features a series of challenges that will see teams from around the world compete to tackle pressing environmental issues.

This year’s winners include migrant workers, social entrepreneurs and environmental activists. They will share a GBP 1 million grant to support their projects. In addition, they will be invited to attend a gala dinner in London with a host of global leaders, businesses and social impact investors. The winners will also have access to a network of global experts and mentors and the opportunity to meet with potential funders and partners.

In a world where celebrity status is increasingly valued, the prize honours an individual who has made a significant contribution to public life. This could be in the arts, sports, sciences, business or community work. It can also be an act of bravery, compassion or courage, which inspires the public to act. The winner will receive a trophy, a certificate and a gift code for audiobook platform Storytel.

The prize was established by a grant from Dr Alan HJ Chan, and was inaugurated in 2014. The NUS Singapore History Prize is administered by the Department of History at NUS. It aims to cast a wide net for consideration of works that deal with Singapore’s history, and seeks to encourage the public to engage with it.

After winning the breakaway tour’s first event in Adelaide, Australia last month, Talor Gooch is now in contention to take home the lion’s share of the $25m prize purse at LIV Golf Sentosa this weekend. He will join the likes of Sergio Garcia and Brooks Koepka as he vies for the top spot.

In the men’s side, world number two Dustin Johnson is the defending champion, and will be looking to improve upon his second place finish in 2022. His fellow Americans, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, will also be in the hunt for the title.

The biennial Singapore Literature Prize, previously known as the SingLit Prize, awarded 12 winners in the island’s four languages – Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. The prizes were handed out at a ceremony in Victoria Theatre this evening. The winners were selected by a panel of judges, which included academics from SUSS and other Autonomous Universities, literary pioneers and writers. Among the winners are newcomers alllkunilaa, rmaa cureess, Jee Leong Koh and Suratman Markasan. All but Yeow Kai Chai, who won in the Poetry category, are first-time winners.