Winners of the Singapore Prize will receive 16.5 OWGR points, based on field strength, along with standard Tour event-winning benefits, such as a two-plus season exemption and berths in key events. Additionally, the winner of this year’s Prize will earn a spot at next year’s Masters Tournament, a career-launching opportunity for many players.
Since its launch in 1969, the Singapore Sweep lottery game has raised more than $2.3 billion for charity. Each ticket gives a one-in-eleven chance of winning the top prize, which is a minimum of $2 million. In addition, a number of other prizes can be won from a single ticket.
Previously known as the Big Sweep, Singapore Sweep was launched by Singapore Pools in 1969 to raise funds for the construction of Singapore’s first National Stadium. The game has grown from its initial prize of $400,000 to the current first prize of a minimum of $2 million. Ticket prices have also increased over the years, from $1 to $2 today.
The Singapore Prize 2023 is worth a minimum of USD$1.5 million and is awarded to a team that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and vision in developing a breakthrough solution for addressing a critical challenge facing the planet. The prize will be given to two “Designers of the Year” and six Design of the Year honorees, selected from 63 entries submitted by innovators from across Southeast Asia. The honorees have created designs that address fundamental and systemic challenges like consumption and circularity, dementia and caregiving, and climate change and sustainability.
A panel of judges comprising philanthropists, business leaders and academicians crowned Team Empowered Families Initiative (EFI) as the grand winner of this year’s Singapore Breakthrough Prize. EFI was honoured for their development initiative that invests in the aspirations of low-income families to improve their living standards. The team will receive a seed funding of USD$25,000 for their proof of concept over the next six months and access to mentoring, opportunities with potential funders, and discussions with policymakers.
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Prof Miksic said his work rebutted the common perception that Singapore’s history started with the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles. He added that he was delighted with the prize as it “really gives the field of archaeology a certain credibility it didn’t have before.” The other books that made the shortlist were about the history of the sarong kebaya, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and the Bukit Ho Swee fire, as well as Singapore’s pre-colonial history from 1965 to 2015. The jury will select the winner in 2021. The Prize will be accompanied by a series of lectures, and exhibitions to promote awareness and understanding of Singapore’s rich and diverse past.