The Singapore Prize 2024

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The winner of the 2024 Singapore Prize will receive a cash prize of S$1 Million, two-plus seasons exemption from Tour and key event participation berths, mentorship support, tailored training plans and access to key partners such as Accenture, IBM and Team Sky.

Prince William and Kate will host an awards ceremony for this year’s winners to be revealed, scheduled to occur in November. These awards aim to promote optimism about urgent global environmental issues while encouraging individuals to take actions towards finding solutions.

This year’s award winner will take home a cash prize of $3,000 and an engraved trophy. Additionally, Vogue Singapore will provide them with access to a four-week program curated specifically for them that features global experts in digital innovation, design, media production and brand storytelling.

The Singapore Prize has often been the subject of heated discussions. Poet Grace Chia recently claimed that its selection of male authors demonstrated “engendered privilege.” She further criticised its failure to address gender equity when making its decisions; later, she removed her speech she posted online in protest against this action.

This year’s finalists hail from four nations – US, Japan, Philippines and India. These innovative design teams aim to revolutionise fashion industry through innovative perspectives on design, business and sustainability. By taking aim at waste, worker exploitation and lack of transparency in supply chains; these individuals seek to transform fashion industry.

This prize, established in 2014 and administered by the NUS Department of History, seeks to broaden our definition of what constitutes Singapore history by encouraging new and established writers from diverse perspectives. An annual award will be made for any book published within Singapore that contributes to understanding its historical development.

A jury panel composed of Mr Mahbubani; Prof John Miksic, Dean of NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Prof Tan Tai Yong, President of NUS Department of History; and Dr Lam San Ling, Senior Advisor National University of Singapore will select the winner of the Prize. The NUS Singapore History Prize recognizes books published within the last calendar year on any aspect of Singaporean history – fiction or non-fiction – that offer innovative approaches, research methods, writing styles and insights that provide new understanding into Singaporean history. The prize winner should demonstrate these characteristics. Students submitting essays relating to Singapore history can receive the NUS Singapore History Prize Student Essay Award, judged by scholars from NUS and beyond. This prize is supported by Lee Foundation as well as NUS Department of History, Museums Division and National Library Board.

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