The NUS Singapore History Prize is a book prize given by the Department of History, National University of Singapore. The prize is intended to cast a wide net for works that explore Singapore’s history. The winning work should resonate with Singaporeans and their readers. The book should also have a significant historical impact.
The award comes with a cash prize of SGD8,000 ($5,915) and an online, audio post and DCP package worth SGD45,000 from Mocha Chai Laboratories. The winner will also get a chance to have their work shown in the Cannes Film Festival and in other international festivals. The first edition of the competition was held in 2018 at the SOTA venue in Singapore. Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko won the top prize, beating runner-ups Danish violinist Anna Agafia Egholm and Hong Kong/Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan.
In the past, Singapore’s awards ceremony has featured performances by internationally renowned musicians and artists. Last year, Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish performed at the event. The prize was founded by philanthropists and is one of the largest in the region. It is a major platform for the promotion of Singapore culture and is supported by government agencies.
Several projects are expected to be highlighted at the award ceremony, including those supported by Prince William’s Earthshot Prize. The 2023 winner, which will be announced in November, will receive a PS1.7 million grant to help scale up their solutions and bring about measurable change. Other prizes will be awarded for achieving a waste-free world, cleaning the air, fixing the planet’s climate, reviving oceans and protecting and restoring nature.
There are a number of prizes available to students in Singapore, including the Global Leadership Scholarship and the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship. These scholarships are offered by a number of universities in the country, and each has its own requirements. Students must meet certain criteria to be eligible for these scholarships, and they must apply before the deadline.
The SG50 Prize is a new award that celebrates the most influential books on Singapore’s history and heritage. The book prize is open to both fiction and non-fiction works and was launched in partnership with DBS. The shortlisted books cover a variety of topics, from the history of the sarong kebaya to the history of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Bukit Ho Swee fire. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, and the prize will be awarded every three years. The winning book will be publicised and featured on the program website. The judging panel will include literary experts and scholars of Singapore history. Applicants can nominate their book by submitting a nomination form and synopsis before the deadline. The nomination forms will be available online. Applicants are encouraged to submit multiple entries. They may also nominate books in other languages. However, the winning book must be written in English. The book must be published in the country of origin or Singapore, and the author must be a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore.