Founded in 1967, the Singapore Prize is an award for thought leadership among cities. The Prize Secretariat, located within the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, is responsible for organizing the Prize. It is sponsored by the National Arts Council and the National Library Board. It is awarded to authors of published works in one of four official languages of Singapore. The Prize has twelve categories. It awards cash prizes up to S$5,000.
In the first year of the Prize, 12 winners were selected. A total of 43 writers were nominated. Applicants had to submit a copy of their birth certificate. Each author’s work was evaluated in four categories. The top 12 winners received $10,000 each. The winners were decided by a panel of judges. They included representatives of government, business, and the media. Some of the finalists were also nominated by readers. The list of finalists is listed by language.
The Singapore Prize has been renamed the Arcadis Singapore Medal. It was previously known as the Golden Horse Prize. The award is based on a number of factors, including the highest CAP, A+, A, and A- grades, and number of A+ and A grades. The medal is donated by Langdon & Seah (Singapore) Pte Ltd. It is valued at a sum of $30,000.
The first round of the competition was held in November and closed on December 4. The awards were given out at a ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe in Singapore. Makbul Mubarak’s “Autobiography” was awarded the Best Asian Film, while Alvin Lee’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” was awarded the Best Singapore Short Film. The jury consisted of Lucky Kuswandi, Khoo Gaik Cheng, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen. It was screened at the 33rd Singapore International Film Festival.
It was awarded Best Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Screen Awards. It was also screened at the Venice International Film Festival, where it received the Fipresci prize. It was praised by New York Film Festival artistic director Dennis Lim as “a vivid character study that shows great sensitivity and control.”
The Amos Koh Medal was established in 2005 and was given out to an undergraduate who completed his or her final year studies in the Department of Real Estate. In 2013, it was upgraded to an honorary title. The Medal is awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies. A student may receive two awards, if they meet the eligibility requirements. They are required to have studied at FASS and must have graduated with the highest distinction. The award is made on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners. It is worth SGD20,000.
The second cycle of the Prize will begin in 2024. Applicants must be a citizen of Singapore. They must have attended FASS or an institution with a strong link to Singapore. The University’s spending policies will determine the number of cash awards they can receive. If a student is tied, he or she will receive the award with the highest CAP.