30-Jan-2018 3:56 PM - 31-Jan-2018 3:56 PM

LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2018

We, the Prize Council of LUI Che Woo Prize Limited, are honoured to invite you, in your personal capacity, to submit one or more nominations for the LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation (“the LUI Che Woo Prize”) for 2018.  The LUI Che Woo Prize aims to bring about a better world by recognising individuals or organisations that have made highly distinguished and commendable contributions to the welfare of mankind and thereby encouraging them to continue their efforts in the same direction.  Each year, one Prize may be awarded in each of the three Prize categories: Sustainability, Welfare Betterment and Positive Energy, in their respective Specific Areas of Focus.

For 2017, we are pleased to inform you that the awardees for our three Prizes are respectively:

Prize Category

Specific Area of Focus


The Sustainability Prize

Prevention of Climate Change

XIE Zhenhua

The Welfare Betterment Prize

Alleviation of Poverty


The Positive Energy Prize

Promotion of Harmony among Diverse Groups

International Paralympic Committee


For 2018, the Specific Areas of Focus of the three Prizes are as follows:


  • The Sustainability Prize

Specific Area of Focus: Development of Renewable Energy


  • The Welfare Betterment Prize 

Specific Area of Focus: Reduction of the Impacts of Natural Disasters


  • The Positive Energy Prize

Specific Area of Focus: Elimination of Illiteracy


Each awardee will receive a cash award of HK$20 million (equivalent to approximately US$2.56 million), a trophy and a certificate.

Nominations for the LUI Che Woo Prize can only be made by invited nominators like yourself.  The LUI Che Woo Prize does not accept applications or “self-nominations”.  We set out below examples of eligible and ineligible nominations to provide you with some guidance in making nominations.  We look forward to receiving your nomination of an individual or organisation that has actively contributed in an exceptional way to the Specific Area of Focus for one of the three Prizes.  For instance, with regard to the Sustainability Prize, we very much hope to see a nomination of an individual or an organisation that has contributed to the development of renewable energy on a scientific, technical, economic or other basis.  You are invited to submit one (1) nomination for each of the three Prizes, up to a maximum total of three (3) nominations.

You may log in to the LUI Che Woo Prize electronic nomination system (your log-in details are set out in the top right-hand corner of this letter) to make nominations. You may submit your nomination(s) by either online submission or post.

In addition, you may download from the electronic nomination system the following documents from which you may obtain further information about the LUI Che Woo Prize 2018 and the preparation and submission of your nomination(s):

  • Nomination Booklet
  • Guidelines for Nominations
  • Rules of Procedure
  • Privacy Policy


We look forward to receiving your nomination(s) on or before 31 January 2018 which is the firm deadline for receipt of nominations. To find out more about the LUI Che Woo Prize, please visit our website at www.luiprize.org.  We sincerely hope that you will be so kind as to consider making one or more nominations of eligible individuals or organisations.  Thank you very much in advance for your time and efforts in assisting us in our quest for the most deserving awardees.


Yours sincerely,

The Prize Council

Dr. LUI Che Woo



The Hon. Tung Chee-hwa, GBM


Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Dr. James D. Wolfensohn


Dr. Rowan Douglas Williams



(This is a computer-generated email and no signature is required. The hardcopy of this signed letter will be mailed to you shortly.)

Examples of Eligible and Ineligible Nominations



Eligible nomination

NOT eligible nomination


A nominator nominates himself or herself.




A nominator nominates an organisation which is established by him or her, or in which the nominator holds a decision-making position such as chairman, chief executive officer, president or executive director, or another organisation controlled directly or indirectly by the organisation of the nominator.




A nominator nominates an individual who is a member of his or her organisation.




NOTE: The above examples are not meant to be exhaustive and they are solely for your reference only.  Nominations for the LUI Che Woo Prize can only be made by invited nominators.  The LUI Che Woo Prize does not accept applications, “self-nominations”, or nominations that are akin to “self-nominations”.  If you have any question regarding the eligibility of your nominations, please do not hesitate to contact the LUI Che Woo Prize Secretariat at sec@luiprize.org.