For many athletes, winning an Olympic medal requires a significant financial commitment over years of training. To help them achieve their dreams, Singapore’s National Olympic Council devised an incentive scheme to reward medal winners. This year, the prize money is equivalent to one and a half years’ worth of salary. In addition to the cash, the winner will also receive 16.5 OWGR points, which can result in a two-plus season exemption on the Tour and standard event berths.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, along with celebrities, will walk the green carpet at the 2023 Earthshot Prize ceremony in Singapore. This is the first time the award show has been held in Southeast Asia, and will also include a series of events called “Earthshot Week.” The event will enable “global leaders, businesses and investors to convene in Singapore for a week of activities aimed at accelerating the winners’ solutions and bringing about tangible action to repair our planet.”
A housing complex for elderly residents has beat out flashier projects to win the top prize at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF). Designed by local architects WOHA, Kampung Admiralty was selected as the world building of the year for its inclusion of public spaces and community facilities. The jury praised the project for its “innovative approach to social housing, which fosters inter-generational connections and promotes active aging,” according to WAF’s program director Paul Finch.
While the top prize at this year’s awards carries a monetary value of 3,00 Singapore dollars (US$2,158), each of the 12 shortlisted writers also receives a hand-crafted trophy and a 12-month gift code to StoryTel, a streaming service that highlights literary works from Singapore. Among this year’s winners, writer Suchen Christine Lim won the English fiction and English creative nonfiction categories, while 91-year-old Suratman Markesan won the Malay literature and rma cureess won the Tamil category.
Awarded by the Harvard Prize Book Committee, the prize is given for “a work that demonstrates how humankind can make progress toward an equitable and sustainable future.” The prize book will be published in December 2020 by Harvard University Press. The publisher said it will provide a valuable resource that celebrates the best of humankind’s potential and inspires young people around the globe. The book will be distributed to students in schools and libraries worldwide. It will also be available to the general public for purchase online. The prize book will be accompanied by a multimedia exhibition. The exhibition will feature a selection of books and videos that highlight how humankind can improve the lives of others in an ethical and sustainable way. The exhibition will also explore how science, technology, business and culture can help achieve this goal. It will be open to the public until January 2022. For more information, visit the official website.