Singapore Prize Promotions

In Singapore prize promotions (also known as sweepstakes) are legal if the following conditions are met: (1) Participants do not pay to participate; (2) The entry fees, prizes, and other considerations for participation in the promotion or contest do not amount to or appear to be a contribution of money or value from the promoter to the participants; and (3) The rules, terms and conditions for the promotion or contest are clearly and unambiguously stated. In addition, the contest must not be a gambling activity and must not involve any form of psychological pressure on participants to purchase promoted products or services.

The prize promotions and contests must be conducted by licensed companies, and must be in accordance with all applicable laws. In the case of contests, the organiser must obtain a license from the Gaming Board. The organizers must display the terms and conditions of the contest, including the minimum entry requirements and any other restrictions, in an accessible place. The organiser must also provide the participants with a written copy of the terms and conditions. Moreover, the organiser must obtain written consent from all potential winners before awarding any prizes to them.

THE Duke of Cambridge is visiting Singapore next month to mark the launch of a new international prize to find solutions to climate change. Prince William will attend the Earthshot prize ceremony in the city, where 15 finalists will receive $1 million to develop innovative solutions to environmental challenges. He will meet business leaders, activists and the finalists during his four-day trip to Asia. The heir to the throne wore an old green suit by Alexander McQueen, a designer who has used recycled fabric in many of his designs.

The shortlist for this year’s prize includes the non-fiction work Leluhur: Singapore’s Kampong Gelam by Hidayah Amin, which shines a light on the history of a neighbourhood many now know only as a tourist attraction. The book was described by Professor Kishore Mahbubani, from the department of history at NUS, as both a synthesis and a primary source because of the author’s personal inputs.

In the fiction category, Sembawang by Kamaladevi Aravindan is up against State Of Emergency (2017) by Jeremy Tiang and Home Is Where We Are (2020) by Wang Gungwu and Margaret Wang. The latter tells the story of a family living through one of Singapore’s most turbulent times. Both books are in English and are available online.

This year’s event features a return of the Readers’ Favorite exercise in which the public can vote for their favorite of the 49 shortlisted titles. The winner of the readers’ choice will receive 1,000 Singapore dollars in book vouchers. The winners will be announced at WAFX 2023, which runs alongside the interior design show.