The Singapore Prize and Other Awards Given in Singapore
The Singapore Prize is a biennial award that recognises outstanding published works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry in Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. The prize, which was first launched in 1992 and is now celebrating its 30th year, is the only one of its kind in Singapore. The theme of this year’s contest is “resonance” – how literature can trigger emotions and memories.
The winner of the top prize, to be presented in November 2019, will receive a cash prize of SGD250,000 and a production package of filming, audio post, DCP feature and online, worth more than SGD180,000, from Mocha Chai Laboratories. In addition, the winner will have his or her work distributed by SGIFF. This year, the festival also has a new category for a film that best promotes the Singapore story.
In addition, a film that best reflects the Singaporean spirit will receive a SGD25,000 cash prize and a production package of filming, sound design and editing, worth more than SGD90,000, from a partner company. The winning films will be screened at the festival in December.
A total of 10 shortlisted entries in all categories were announced on Monday (June 4). They include three films that are directed by female directors, and two that are produced by young filmmakers. The film titled The Best Lie won the best picture award, while The Rhythm of the Heart won the best director award. The shortlisted films were chosen by a jury consisting of Singapore filmmakers, including Ang Lee and Xie Yong.
This is a list of prizes, medals, bowls, badges, state decorations and other awards given in Singapore. The list is dynamic and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.
The Singapore International Violin Competition is a violin contest held in Singapore every year by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. It is a prestigious event that has attracted many of the world’s finest violinists. The 2022 competition saw violinists Dmytro Udovychenko, Anna Agafia Egholm and Angela Sin Ying Chan win prizes.
Founded by Britain’s Prince William, the Earthshot Prize aims to support innovative projects that are scaling solutions to some of our biggest environmental challenges. Five winners will receive a prize of US$1 million, which is more than S$1.67 million, and a chance to accelerate the impact of their projects.
In a bid to boost the country’s film industry, Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority will establish a S$5 million fund to help the sector develop its workforce and attract more talent. This is in line with the government’s vision of building a “comprehensive and vibrant media industry that connects with a global audience”. The money will be used to set up training programmes, support development opportunities for young workers and provide funding to support projects in the film, television and radio sectors. The move is part of a bigger strategy to transform the media landscape in the country, which was launched by the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last week.