Thousands lured by Web competition

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 January, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 January, 1999, 12:00am

Thousands of young people have improved their computer skills and put themselves in the running to win more than $1 million in prizes from a Web design competition.

A total of 2,008 people entered the contest, which aims to boost understanding of the economy and cultivate information technology skills among youngsters.

Aimed at people aged 25 or under, the challenge was organised by the South China Morning Post and the Business and Services Promotion Unit of the Financial Secretary's Office.

Teams of competitors were asked to design a Web site on a service-related topic, and they now have until March 5 to submit entries after registering before the December 22 deadline.

Prizes include a trip to America, scanners and printers, notebook computers, free online accounts, trophies, gift vouchers and visits to Ocean Park and Chek Lap Kok airport. Winners will be announced in April and presented with their awards in May.