Judging Process

Submission of Entry Form
Extended Deadline: Thursday, 15 December 2022

All participating organizations must submit the online Entry Form.

NGOs and NPOs must provide supporting documents to verify NGO or NPO status.

Submission of Write-up
Extended Deadline: Monday, 16 January 2023

Submissions may be in English or Chinese. Please refer to the Judging Criteria for the content of the write-up.

Innovative Rising Stars Awards

  • A written summary of the innovative initiative, 3 pages maximum (any information provided by outward link(s) in the write-up will only be treated as supplementary information that may or may not be reviewed by examiners/judges).
  • A related video, 2 minutes maximum (optional)
  • A one-page description of the founders, including share of ownership (%). Information about other major investors, recommendations from referees, etc. are optional.

1st Round Judging
13 January 2023 - 13 February 2023

The Panel of Judges will conduct an initial screening and propose the top 15 finalists and Special Awards winners amongst all the entries.

The Panel of Judges may request site visits, as deemed necessary.

Final Judging and Innovation Summit
Late March - Mid May 2023

All finalists are required to present their innovative initiatives at the Innovation Summit which is open to the public. At this event, all finalists will be interviewed by the Panel of Judges. The Judges will decide on the winners of all the awards.

The Panel of Judges may request site visits, as deemed necessary.

Award Presentation Ceremony
Late June 2023

All the results of the Award will be announced at the Award Presentation Ceremony.