The global environmental prize founded by Britain’s Prince William will hold its awards ceremony in Singapore next month. It will bring together global leaders, businesses and investors to accelerate solutions for the planet’s biggest challenges. It will also feature local activations for citizens to experience these solutions firsthand.
The prize has already awarded over $16 million to date and will continue to support 2023 Earthshot Winners as they scale their solutions and drive real impact. The prize also announced its new Founding Partner, Standard Chartered, which will be instrumental in catalyzing the prize’s growth and enabling it to reach wider audiences globally.
This year, the prize will award its top winning projects a cash prize of up to S$3,000 and an engraved trophy. Each of the six finalists will also be presented with a S$5,000 grant from AI Singapore to help them further develop their ideas and solutions. The winners will also have the opportunity to showcase their work at WAFX 2023, which runs alongside the Inside World Festival of Interiors.
A team led by rma cureess won the Readers’ Favourite award, determined by public vote. The other four winners were Ali bin Salim, Daryl Qilin Yam, Rama Suresh and Pan Zheng Lei. The Readers’ Favourite winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 together with book vouchers worth $50.
The NUS Singapore History Prize was established in 2014 and is administered by the Department of History within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS. It aims to broaden definitions of what constitutes history by inviting writings that span many perspectives and themes on the nation’s past, from both new and established writers.
Unlike other prizes that focus on specific fields of endeavour, the Singapore prize casts a wide net for consideration of works that deal with history. As such, books of varying genres have won the prize in the past.
The competition was launched to find outstanding ideas that tackle some of the most urgent issues facing our society. It was judged by a panel of eight judges comprising philanthropists, academicians and social entrepreneurs. The grand winner, Team Empowered Families Initiative (EFI), was chosen for their developmental initiative which aims to invest in the aspirations and plans of low-income families to improve their lives. The three other finalists were The Story of Hope, The Great Eastern Project and VivaKids. The grand winner and the finalists will receive their awards at a gala event on 23 November. For more information, visit the official website of the Singapore Prize.