Singapore Prize 2021

The Singapore Prize honours published works that make a lasting contribution to reading promotion and lifelong learning. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious literary awards in Asia, with a history stretching back to 1958. The Prize has been awarded to some of the world’s most renowned authors, including Nobel laureates and prominent literary figures today.

The winner of the inaugural 2021 prize will receive $1 million in cash, as well as a citation by a leading international scholar. In addition, the winning book will be made available for free in a public library in Singapore.

NUS Professor Kishore Mahbubani, who mooted the idea for the prize in a Straits Times column, said that nations are essentially imaginated communities and history is the critical glue that holds them together. He added that the NUS Singapore History Prize will encourage new insights into the nation’s past and foster a shared imagination about the future.

As part of the NUS Singapore History Prize, the winners will be invited to an NUS-led seminar on their work, and the public will be able to read excerpts from their books online. This will help to raise awareness about the importance of history in the lives of citizens and also help to make reading a daily habit.

The NUS Singapore History Prize will be awarded by a panel of five judges appointed by the President of NUS. This panel will have a broad range of expertise in the fields of history and literature and will be representative of the diversity of the field. It will be complemented by an Advisory Committee of experts drawn from a broad spectrum of the academic and community.

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In addition to the prize money, finalists will benefit from a wide range of bespoke opportunities aimed at catalysing their solutions and bringing about real-world impact. Among them is a unique collaboration with Conservation International (CI), which brings its deep expertise in biodiversity and vast network to support the Prize Winners in their quest to secure the benefits of nature for humanity.

The Prize Winners will also take part in Earthshot Week, which will be a platform to explore exciting opportunities with global leaders, businesses and investors who are committed to accelerating the pace of change needed to repair the planet. This will be held in November, with the exact dates to be announced later. Further details can be found on the TEP website.