SINGAPORE: A global environmental prize founded by Britain’s Prince William will hold its third annual awards ceremony in Singapore this November. The five winners of the Earthshot Prize 2023 will each receive PS1 million to help them scale up their environmental solutions. The award will also feature performances by world-renowned musicians and artists, organisers said in a media release. The Prince teased the announcement on his Twitter account yesterday, asking followers: ‘Where’s the #EarthshotPrize heading to in 2023?’
The NUS Singapore History Prize, a book prize awarded by the National University of Singapore (NUS), is named after Professor Rajaratnam Mahbubani. The prize recognises the best historical work on Singapore written in any language and published in the previous three years. The NUS History Prize is awarded by a panel of judges comprising academics and historians appointed by the NUS president.
An entrepreneur and former CEO of a telecommunications company, Prof Mahbubani has a long record of public service in Singapore. He has been a member of the Presidential Council, the Economic Development Board, the Health Ministry and the Securities Commission, among others. He is also the chairperson of a number of non-governmental organisations. He is a member of the Asia Foundation board and an advisor to the Asean Institute for Policy Studies.
Besides being a prominent figure in public life, Prof Mahbubani is also well-known for his writings. He has penned numerous articles and books on a wide range of subjects, including Singapore’s history. He is also a regular contributor to The Straits Times, where he writes an opinion column that focuses on social and political issues.
He has also written a memoir, My Journey, about his experiences as a gay man in the tumultuous era of Singapore’s history, which was published in 2012. The book is based on his personal diaries and interviews with family and friends.
The book was awarded the Asian Literary Prize for Best Non-fiction in 2013 and the SPH Publishing House Literary Award for English Literature in 2015. In addition, it has won the Ang Lee Literary Award in the non-fiction category.
For more information on the NUS Singapore History Prize and the NUS Prize Committee, please visit the website of the NUS Prizes Office. Alternatively, you can also contact them at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The NUS Prizes Office will provide assistance in submitting nominations and will be available to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you! The deadline for nominations is Monday, 30 April. Please submit your nominations via the online form. Thank you for your support of the NUS Prizes! We hope to continue to inspire the next generation of scholars and thinkers in Singapore!