Founded in 2015, the LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation aims to advance world civilisation and inspire the building of a more harmonious world. To achieve these goals, the Lui Prize honours individuals and organisations whose outstanding achievements fall into one of three categories: Sustainability, Welfare Betterment and Positive Energy. 


What has marked this international award out as unique is its scope; nominees can be drawn from anywhere in the world and be active in any field. Each Prize laureate receives a cash award of HK$20 million, around US$2.55 million, to support their future work, along with a certificate and a trophy.

Explore Prizes and Laureates


Yuan Long-ping

Prize Category: Sustainability Prize



Médecins Sans Frontières

Prize Category: Welfare Betterment Prize 



James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr.

Prize Category: Positive Energy Prize


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Logo Concept
The emblem’s design is based on the ancient Chinese cosmological concept of “Round Sky, Square Earth”, representing the ideal of a harmonious, balanced existence.
The “Square” symbolises inner values: maintaining one’s principles, integrity and sense of justice. The “Round” denotes the way a person should treat others: with generosity, consideration, and the flexibility to accept differences. The Buddhist Pine within the design symbolises perseverance, virtue and sustainability, each of these qualities resonating with a core value of the Prize, while the Chinese calligraphy it bears was written by Dr Lui himself.