HK Prize Winners and Finalists Announced

The HK Prize encourages young people to contribute to Hong Kong’s international development efforts and to express their hope for the future through creative arts. The winning submission will be awarded HK$5000 and given the opportunity to present their ideas to key stakeholders in the development sector. Moreover, participants will have the chance to access premier research facilities and attend international conferences relevant to their field of work.

The winner of the HK Prize is selected based on the originality, innovation, and effectiveness of their submission. In addition, consideration is given to the alignment with Hong Kong’s unique strengths and resources, and to the principles of helping people at lowest cost and greatest benefit, valuing all equally. Furthermore, the judging committee considers the impact of the submission on the local and regional economy and social development.

This year’s winners were named at a ceremony on Friday. The top winner was a Chinese film about a Cantonese street opera troupe that performed during a turbulent period in Malaysia’s history, entitled Snow in Midsummer. The feature won five awards including best cinematography, art direction and costume design. Its director, Wan Fang, also won the FIPRESCI award for best Asian director. Other prizes went to the documentary The Goldfinger and mystery thriller Mad Fate, both of which won best screenplay.

China Daily journalists earned a number of accolades. Xi Tianqi, who had only a short one-and-a-half year tenure at the newspaper, won second runner-up in the News Writing category with her articles titled Securing a New Lease on Life and Life at a Crossroads. Copy editor James Cook was also a finalist for his innovative article In the Green Fast Lane, which outlined the city’s effort to boost public and private electric vehicles.

HK Prize is a science and technology prize sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited that recognizes scientists and research teams in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area for their outstanding scientific and technological innovation achievements and influences on the transformation of R&D outcomes. The prize is a non-governmental merit-based award, which is reviewed every two years by an independent review panel composed of experts from academia and industry.

The HK Prize will be awarded at an official ceremony in June 2022, hosted by Goethe-Institut Hongkong. All artworks selected for the exhibition will be available for sale, with 80% of proceeds going to Justice Centre Hong Kong to support their work in supporting refugees and asylum seekers. The prize relies on public and interested parties’ support to remain sustainable and tax-deductible.

Artists are encouraged to explore themes around refugees and migrants, as well as the idea of inclusiveness, with their entries to the 2022 HK Prize – Colours of Humanity. Entries are now open online and will close at 5pm on 18 April 2022. Click here for more details and to enter the competition.

The Basics of Roullete

Roullete (pronounced rou-let) is a casino game of chance and skill. Players wager on a number, various groupings of numbers, the color red or black, whether it is odd or even, and more. A dealer spins a numbered wheel and, after the ball settles, the player’s bets are paid out accordingly. Roulette is one of the most popular games in casinos, and for good reason: it offers plenty of excitement and glamour, and can yield high payouts for those who correctly guess where the ball will land.

The Roulette table is a large, rectangular piece of felt on which players place their chips. It is often painted with French terms, although in the United States English terms and a different style of betting mat are used. Prior to a spin, players lay their chips down on the table map and wait for play to start. Bets are made on the number slots, with those placed on six numbers or less referred to as “inside bets” and those on more than 12 referred to as “outside bets.”

A roulette wheel is a solid, slightly convex disk that spins in a perfectly frictionless manner on a metal rod. Around the rim are compartments, or pockets, numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36 in alternating red and black colors. A second green compartment on American wheels carries the number 0.

The croupier spins the wheel and the ball. When the ball hits a pocket, the dealer marks the winning number on the table map and pays out the bets accordingly. After all losing bets are cleared off the table, winning bets become the new base for future bets. If you win a bet, cash out your winnings as quickly as possible so that you can continue betting within your predetermined budget. Otherwise, you may risk losing your edge by betting the same amount over and over again.