The winners of this year’s Singapore International Violin Competition have been announced. This year’s prize payout totaled over USD $110,000 and included several concert engagements. Dmytro Udovychenko received USD 50,000, Anna Agafia Egholm won USD 25,000, and Angela Sin Ying Chan took home USD 15,00. The winners will also receive a number of other benefits including concert engagements, performance opportunities, and recording contracts.
In addition to the cash prize, all of the winning entrants in this year’s competition received a trophy that they can display and use for promotional purposes. The runner-ups will receive a certificate that they can display and use to promote their music. The first place winner in the singles round will be rewarded with an all-expense paid trip to attend the final of the competition in Seoul, South Korea. The final of the competition will take place on December 14.
This is the third annual edition of the award show, which will be held in Singapore this November. The ceremony will be accompanied by a series of events that form part of Earthshot Week, which will bring world leaders, businesses and investors to the country to find new opportunities and accelerate their plans in ways that can show visible effects on our planet.
A housing complex for seniors has beaten flashier buildings to win the coveted World Building of the Year prize at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF). Designed by WOHA, Kampung Admiralty is a 104-unit block that integrates leisure facilities into its lower levels and offers public spaces and gardens as well as the city’s famous hawker centers. It’s the latest in a string of community and public projects to claim the accolade, which has previously been awarded to post-earthquake reconstruction efforts and a stacked apartment building in Hong Kong.
Publishing Perspectives has a full breakdown of the shortlist for this year’s prize, which is notably the most diverse ever in terms of countries and languages represented. Clara Chow, a Singaporean writer, is the only person to be shortlisted in both English fiction and English creative nonfiction categories. She has also been named the first winner of the Deborah Rogers writers’ prize, a cash award for emerging authors.