Day: November 27, 2023

The NUS Singapore History Prize and Vogue Singapore x BMW Innovation Prize

The third annual awards ceremony for the Earthshot Prize, a competition Prince William launched three years ago to find solutions to climate change, was held in Singapore Tuesday night. The royal heir was joined by a host of celebrities and entrepreneurs at the glam gala, including Ted Lasso star Cate Blanchett and Emmy award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown.

The NUS Singapore History Prize was established in 2014 with an endowed gift from an anonymous donor, and is administered by the Department of History at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The prize is open to book-length works written or translated into English, or incorporating a substantial aspect of Singapore’s history. Nominations are accepted from authors and creators of any nationality.

This year, the NUS Singapore History Prize drew a record number of submissions from both the local and international community. The shortlist was announced on 27 June, and the winner will be notified in July. The prize will be presented at the Inside World Festival of Interiors 2023 in Singapore next September. The winner will also be invited to present their work at the event.

NUS’ Singapore History Prize is one of the leading literary prizes in Southeast Asia, and has a strong reputation internationally. The judges include scholars and professionals in the fields of literature and history, and the citation for this year’s winning entry emphasized its “synthesis and primary source,” highlighting Ms Hidayah’s research and personal inputs into her book. The prize is intended to signal that ordinary citizens can write histories, and that history writing need not be done by professional historians.

A day after the winners were announced, poet Grace Chia, whose book Cordelia was shortlisted for the prize, delivered a speech in absentia at the Singapore Writers Festival that accused the prize of sexism. “A prize so coveted that it is apportioned to two male narratives of poetic discourse – rather than one outstanding poet – reeks of the engendered privilege that continues to plague this country’s literary landscape,” she said.

The Vogue Singapore x BMW Innovation Prize is an incubator for the region’s most promising fashion entrepreneurs. The program will provide the winners with funding and access to an exclusive four-week boot camp featuring industry experts from a range of pillars such as digital innovation, creative direction, design, brand storytelling, and more. In addition, the program will provide mentorship opportunities and an opportunity for the winners to pitch their business ideas to fashion executives from luxury brands across the world. The Vogue Singapore x BMW Innovation Prize was first introduced in partnership with German auto manufacturer BMW in December 2018. This is the third time the competition has been held, and it will return in 2024.

The Dangers of Dy Pools

During the summer months, a lot of people head to the beach to soak up the sun and surf. But for many of them, swimming in the open ocean can be a bit intimidating. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the water without the risk of a shark attack or rough seas, including swimming pools, man-made lakes and estuaries. These are all great options, but the most popular are sdy pools, which are small protected beaches that are designed to give people a chance to swim safely in the ocean.

There are more than 100 of these pools in the state, and they can be found all over the coast. They are designed for all kinds of swimmers – from recreational to competitive. Most of them are created by local councils to give visitors a safe place to swim. The beaches are also free to use, and most of them have lifeguards on duty during the day and night.

The most famous of these pools is probably the one at Bondi Beach. It is an iconic part of the city’s coastline, and was once a refuge for many migrants who came to Sydney from war-torn Europe. The sandbank was created to protect bathers from the strong waves and strong currents of the open ocean, and it also provided a great opportunity for people to swim, play games and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Other popular sdy pools can be found at Manly and Shelly beaches, on the northern part of the city. In fact, they are so popular that the city’s mayor Clover Moore has proposed transforming Sydney Harbor into a giant pool. The mayor’s office commissioned Australian firm Andrew Burges Architects to come up with the plan. The firm’s proposal, which is pictured above, would include an extensive network of ocean pools.

In the meantime, there are still some sdy pools in operation around the country. But a lot of them are not as popular as they once were. In fact, some of them are actually in danger of disappearing completely.

This is partly because of the rising popularity of outdoor pools, which are easier to maintain and are more environmentally friendly than indoor ones. But the sdy pools are also at risk because of the cost of maintaining them. In recent years, councils have cut back on maintenance, leading to the closure of many of them.

Another problem for sdy pools is the rising number of shark attacks. This is especially true in Australia, where the shark attack rate is much higher than other countries in the region. The government is trying to tackle the problem by improving warning signs and increasing awareness among beachgoers about the dangers of swimming in the ocean.

Sdy pools are an important part of the community, and they should be protected. Hopefully, the government will continue to work towards this goal in the future. In addition, the public should do their own part by being aware of the dangers and reporting them to the proper authorities.