The Singapore Prize and the Earthshot Prize

The annual Singapore Prize recognizes stories that touch readers’ lives through literature. This year’s winning novel by Xu Yin “The Reincarnation of Mr Wong” tells about migrants trying to adapt to foreign cultures while also exploring social media’s effect on our globalized world. The National Arts Council presented this award, supported by a $10 million grant from Singapore government.

Tonight at Victoria Theatre in Singapore, winners of this year’s Singapore Literature Prize were revealed during a gala ceremony. This biennial award celebrates books written in Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil languages across 12 categories; including translation works like comic artist Sonny Liew’s “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”, which won English Fiction. As the only literary award that recognizes translated works – Sonny Liew won an English Fiction category and won Sonny Liew his third translation prize (at his third award ceremony). The Singapore Prize also recognized works written in Chinese; Chinese books won 12 categories with Chinese works written in Chinese; English Fiction went to Sonny Liew for his comic work which won English Fiction this year; comic artist Sonny Liew won English Fiction with Sonny Liew winning English Fiction winner “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”. Sonny Liew won first literary prize that recognizes translated works.

British Prince William graced Singapore on Tuesday for the third Earthshot Prize competition, an environmental support competition which encourages companies offering solutions to environmental problems. Celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Donnie Yen, Lana Condor, Robert Irwin, and Cate Blanchett attended this inaugural Asian ceremony; among them Donnie Yen’s wife Lana Condor as well as Robert Irwin himself made appearances. Five winners will each receive $1 Million prizes to scale their solutions which ranged from making electric car batteries cleaner to ending illegal fishing activities – each winner will receive their prize amount in full to help scale their solutions which ranged from making electric car batteries cleaner to ending illegal fishing activities by all sectors of government and industry.

Gooch had only won previously at the 2015 Open Championship, when he shot three-under 67 on the back nine to claim victory by four strokes. Harold Varner III posted 65 on the last hole and Thomas Pieters completed his round with 69. Additionally, Gooch’s performance enabled his RangeGoats team to claim its first team trophy ever on this Saudi-sponsored circuit.

The Harvard Prize Book provides Singapore students with an idea that Harvard is an attainable institution of higher education, as well as connecting them to its community in Singapore (not just current students but alumni and friends who have made an impactful contribution). Prize book will be presented to an outstanding student from either a school or community organisation who has demonstrated extraordinary selflessness through acts that have touched others, with potential to encourage others to follow in his or her footsteps. Winners of the Harvard Prize Book competition will receive up to $10,000 cash prize, a copy of Harvard Prize Book and an official Harvard t-shirt. Submission deadline is September 25. For more information and eligibility criteria please visit their website.

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