The winners of the 2022 Singapore Prize were announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, with Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko winning top honours and USD $50,000. Danish violinist Anna Agafia Egholm and Hong Kong/Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan took second and third place, respectively.
In addition to the grand prize, winners received cash awards, mentorships and networking opportunities, and a spot in the accelerator programme at MIT’s Media Lab. They will also take part in a series of local activations, and have the chance to engage with key global stakeholders on issues such as climate change and digital inclusion.
As a sign of the growing recognition of this biennial award, this year’s event was held in four languages for the first time, with more than double the number of consumer votes, and five writers shortlisted in two or more categories. The oldest winners in the history of the prize are Suratman Markesan (Honing the Pen, Vol 2) and Wang Gungwu (Home Is Where We Are Going) at 91 years old, who both won in Malay and English creative nonfiction. Tamil writer rma cureess also won the readers’ favorite category for her book, which is shortlisted in both fiction and creative nonfiction.
This year’s prize jury was led by Straits Times editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang and includes philanthropists, academicians, social entrepreneurs and policymakers. They crowned Team Empowered Families Initiative the grand winner for its developmental initiative that invests in the aspirations and plans of low-income families, to improve their lives.
The prize’s first edition was launched in 1998, with the premium prize increasing progressively over the years. The prize amount was doubled to $2 million in 2004. Since then, the premium prize has continued to grow in line with inflation. Today, the top prize is worth a staggering $2.3 million.
Besides the main prizes, participants can win a range of other cash prizes, from sports events and concert tickets to travel packages and shopping vouchers. There is a one-in-eleven chance of winning a prize in each Singapore Pools draw. The lottery is available online and at Singapore Pools outlets across the island. The online version of the game uses a digital ticket system, with traditional pre-printed tickets replaced by on-demand printing at the point of sale.
Players can use this calculator to see their chances of winning a prize. This will help them plan their bets and optimize their chances of success. They can also check the history of past winning numbers and results in this online database to get an idea of how to play the lottery. The site is updated regularly, so it is easy to check the latest results for a particular lottery draw. This can be done by clicking on the ‘Historical Results’ tab. This information is also available in the wiki page for each draw. You can also find helpful tips on how to increase your chances of winning in a Singapore pool draw. Moreover, you can use the ‘My Tickets’ feature to view all the tickets you have bought and check your status in each draw.