第16屆 · 2021愛心獎參選指引 The 16th Compassion Award 2021 Nomination Guidelines
Residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan holding the relevant permanent identity cards, or foreign citizens of Chinese origin (ethnic Chinese or overseas Chinese), regardless of religion, gender, occupation, age, whose charity works or charitable acts fulfill the award requirements below, are eligible to be *nominated by a third party. If the Applicant passes away during any stage of the application process, he /she will be disqualified.
The Award Requirements
Innovators, pioneers in charitable acts, charity works and philanthropy.
Religious leaders have mercy on those who suffers and bringing benefits to the general public.
Compassionate entrepreneurs, leading the enterprise to contribute to the community as a whole.
Low profile philanthropists, rectifying and improving the general trend, tendencies and atmosphere of the society.
Those fervently helping others in distress and aid those in need or peril, including the elderly and orphans.
*Nominating organizations/ institutions include government departments, academic institutions, registered charities, Non-Governmental Organizations, or Non-Profit Organizations (the same organization / institution can nominate up to 3 Applicants each year).
The Nominator/ Nominating Institution should submit the completed Chinese or
English Application Form with supporting materials such as photographs, newspaper clippings, social media posts (maximum 10 pieces of A4 paper; short video of around 2-3 minutes) as well as future plan or project outline for the prize money, online, via e-mail or by post, on or before the application deadline.
There will be 8 Awardees around the world (in no particular order). Under special circumstances, the Award Committee has the right to nominate exceptional and compassionate religious leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists or charity leaders who have special contributions to community and philanthropic works globally.
Each Awardee will receive US$ 160,000, together with the Compassion Award trophy and certificate. If the Awardee passes away prior to / after the Award Presentation Ceremony (before part of all of the prize money has been given out), the Award Committee has the complete discretion in deciding what to do with the whole or the remainder of the prize money.
The Panel of Judges plan to visit or interview the finalists prior to their final selection meeting, through on-site visit, video conferencing, or telephone conference meeting.
The Awardees must attend the Award Presentation Ceremony in person. Those absent without prior consent from the Compassion Award Committee will be treated as having forfeited the Award.
The prizes will be allocated in 3 yearly installments after the Award Presentation Ceremony. The Awardee can refer to the Prize Presentation Guidelines for reference.
The Award Committee has the right to make use of the Applicant’s photographs / videos for publication, multi-media and online marketing for the promotion of the Compassion Award. The Compassion Award has the right to announce, publish, exhibit and put together a collection of the charitable deeds and achievements of the Awardees, and the copyright thereof will be owned by the Compassion Award. The Committee will archive all the information provided by the Awardees.
If the Applicant is involved in any legal dispute, he/ she must report such fact to the Award Committee; otherwise he/ she will be disqualified. If the Awardee is involved in legal proceedings prior to/ after announcement of the Awardees, the Committee reserves the right to retrieve, suspense, stop or curtail the prize money, and to revoke the relevant Award.
The Awardees should report to the Award Committee quarterly in relation to their recent achievements, and accept the invitation to participate in the Compassion Award’s promotional activities.
The Award Committee will be responsible for the travel expenses of the Awardees and one accompanying partner chosen by them, such as their spouses, nominators, family members or friends, to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony in Hong Kong. The package include economic / business class round-trip air tickets and hotel accommodation for 1-2 nights. The Awardees should apply for relevant visa for travelling and take care of other miscellaneous expenses themselves. Delegation under 50 people led by the Awardees are welcomed to attend the Ceremony at their own expenses.
Each unsuccessful Applicant can be re-nominated every two years. An Awardee can be re-nominated in 20 years’ time, from the year they were awarded.
In accordance with Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, information provided by the Applicant and Nominator, any details relating to the selection process, and the voting results, will remain confidential. All information provided by the Applicant will not be returned.
Any application or nomination by any of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong & Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund (HMTCF), staff, media partners, panel of judges of the Compassion Award and their relatives, will be considered void.
In case of any dispute or contentious matters, the decision of the Award Committee shall be final and conclusive.
報名準備資料清單 Application Preparation Checklist
彩色近照一張 (檔案不大於1.5MB，圖片比例1.5:1，請使用參選人姓名作檔名，JPG檔。) Recent photo with colour (file size: no more than 1.5MB, scale 1.5 : 1 , please use Applicant’s name as the filename, in JPG format )
慈善機構 / 商業登記證明文件 (檔案不大於1MB，JPG / PDF檔。) Charity/ business registration certificate (file size: less than 1MB, in JPG / PDF format)
曾獲獎項清單 (三項以內) Previous awards (name 3 of them)
參考資料 (報章 / 照片等，不多於5個檔案，每個不大於2MB，JPG / PDF檔。) Reference ( Newspaper clippings, event photographs etc. No more than 5 files, file size: less than 2MB, in JPG / PDF format )
參考連結 (不多於5條) Reference links (no more than 5 links)
獎金使用計劃大綱 (200字以內，檔案不大於2MB，Word / PDF檔。) Future plan / Project outline for prize money (less than 200 words, file size: less than 2MB, in Word / PDF format)
推薦機構推薦內容 (200字以內，檔案不大於1MB，Word / PDF檔。) Recommendation letter (less than 200 words, file size: less than 1MB, in Word / PDF format）