“The definition of a good mathematical problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.” - Andrew Wiles

The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards is a biennial mathematics research competition for secondary school students in Hong Kong. Founded in 2004, the objective of the competition is to encourage secondary school students to realize their creative potential in mathematics and sciences by stimulating their passion for intellectual discovery.

The Hang Lung Mathematics Awards is co-organized by Hang Lung Properties Limited, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Hang Lung Properties donates over HK$2 million to each competition, of which HK$1 million is set aside as monetary prizes for the winning teams and schools, and the remainder goes towards the academic consultancy, assessment process, professional adjudication, the administration of the competition, educational resources, as well as guidance and mentoring to participating students. The Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong offers tuition scholarships of more than HK$500,000 to teachers nominated by the winning schools to enroll in a Master of Science (MSc) Programme in Mathematics.

At each Hang Lung Mathematics Awards, up to eight awards will be presented to recognize those mathematics research projects that meet the highest academic standards in terms of methodology, research, and scholarship. The eight awards are: a Gold Award, a Silver Award, a Bronze Award, and up to five Honorable Mentions.