Singapore Prize 2020 Shortlist Announced

The Singapore Prize honours architects and designers whose works have made significant contributions to global design since it launched in 2023. Over this time period, it has awarded 49 titles from among 192 submissions; now available is its shortlist for 2020 award; among these four titles from China including Clara Chow – shortlisted across English fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry categories.

Prince William of Britain joined celebrities on Tuesday at Singapore’s third Earthshot Prize awards ceremony to honour five winners for innovative solutions aimed at nature protection, clean air pollution reduction, ocean revival and waste elimination. At this year’s awards, 15 finalists showed that “hope does remain” even as climate change decimates the planet and its people. Hannah Waddingham and Sterling K Brown co-hosted this glittery awards show held in state-owned MediaCorp theater, while popular bands Bastille and One Republic provided live musical accompaniment during this glitzy awards event held within state-owned MediaCorp theater.

Iris Ceramica, Iris Prize’s founding sponsor, offers each category winner US$1 million cash and an Iris Ceramica-designed trophy as prizes in December. Each shortlist in each category selects its winning project with high potential for scale-up and impact while taking into account feasibility of implementation; Earthshot Foundation provides support through their global network of partners and investors in furthering the growth of those awarded prizes.

Schooling was awarded Sportswoman of the Year at an awards ceremony and received an unprecedented bonus of $443,000 – the world’s highest for any gold medal winner. She said she was very grateful to receive this honor, hoping that many young athletes could take home such honors in future.

The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, worth an estimated US $3m (S$4.425m), was recently given to a joint team from PUB and Home Team Science and Technology Agency that utilized wastewater-based epidemiological processes to detect early signs of COVID-19 outbreaks during pandemic conditions. The winning team, led by a doctor and engineer, created their system in cooperation with universities and research institutes, eventually being replicated by water authorities around the globe. Other prizes were given out for projects which addressed ocean, waste, and air pollution respectively. Each winner will be provided with up to $200,000 in funding and mentoring support over one year, plus they’ll get the chance to present their solutions before an international audience. The inaugural winners were selected by a panel of judges that included Prince Charles as well as representatives from government, industry and science. A jury selected five finalists from among an extensive list of nominations; another award to recognize wildlife conservation efforts will be announced later. All six winners will attend a United for Wildlife global summit held next month in Singapore.

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