The Singapore Prize and the Spirit of Singapore Book Prize

Featuring the world’s best projects and designers, singapore prize is designed to recognise the finest examples of global interior design. This award is open to completed buildings across a range of categories from Education to Experimental and Health to Masterplanning. All WAFX winners are automatically shortlisted for a Singapore Prize with no additional cost or material needed from the entrant. Winners will go on to present their project live at WAF in Singapore with an overall WAFX winner announced at the Gala Dinner.

Founded in 1992, the Singapore Literature Prize honours works of literary merit in all four official languages of Singapore – English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. It is the only prize in Asia that rewards writers for their work in all four official languages. The prize has also a range of literary categories and genres, from fiction to poetry. Its theme this year is resonance, aimed at encouraging people to read about Singapore’s history as it is now, not just in the way that traditionally centres around big historical figures and events.

The first winner of the Singapore Literature Prize 2022 is Suchen Christine Lim for her novel titled “The White Tiger”. She will receive SGD$30,000, a trophy and a citation from the judging panel. This is the largest amount of money awarded to a single author in Singapore’s literature awards history.

Established through a $1 million donation from Confucian scholar Alan Chan, the Dr Alan HJ Chan Spirit of Singapore Book Prize promotes the writing of books that champion mindsets and values important to shaping the future of Singapore. These include equality, diversity, religious harmony, pragmatism and an emphasis on education, innovation and community.

The award will be presented in Singapore at the upcoming WAFX World Architecture Festival, taking place from 27-30 November. The winner will be rewarded with 16.5 OWGR points, which is the equivalent of two-plus season exemptions on the Tour and berths in key events.

Finalists in the AR Emerging category will be eligible to win a Singapore Prize, worth SGD$10,000, which is awarded by a jury that includes academic Khoo Gaik Cheng, filmmaker Lucky Kuswandi and artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen. The award recognises young talent with a promising portfolio of work, propelling them onto the international stage at an early stage in their careers.

The Singapore Prize will be presented during a week of Earthshot Week, starting on Monday 6 November, which will see global leaders, businesses and investors come to Singapore to explore exciting opportunities with the winners and finalists, to accelerate their solutions and bring about tangible action to repair the planet. The event will also feature a series of local activations for the public to participate in. The full programme is available on the website.