Judges tracking down 10 outstanding young people on whom to heap praise and prizes have again failed to come up with enough bright youngsters. The panel which sifted through backgrounds and performances in interviews with more than 100 nominees agreed that only six met the required standard in the contest, launched in 1970 by the Hong Kong Junior Chamber of Commerce. Five winners were selected in 1970 and 1974 and six in 1980. Last year there were nine. Executive councillors Rosanna Wong Yick-ming and Professor Edward Chen Kwan-yiu and film star Jackie Chan are recipients of Outstanding Young Person awards. This year's winners included Olympic windsurfing gold medallist Lee Lai-shan, whose 'contribution and commitment to the community should be recognised'. Lee, 26, better known as 'San San', said: 'People in the past thought athletes were useless and parents felt unhappy if their children spent much time in sports. 'But now I have proved that an athlete can be an outstanding young person. I am happy to get an award like this and I hope this can encourage other young people to work harder.' Chronically ill Margaret Chung Wai-ling and wheelchair-bound Leo Lam Cheung-wai yesterday shared the limelight with San San. Dr Chung, 39, suffered from an auto-immune disease - lupus erythematosus - after she gave birth to her son in 1988. The cause of the disease is unknown but her skin and internal organs suffer attacks of inflammation. 'My condition is largely under control. 'But during the first few years I felt so helpless that I thought of suicide,' she said. 'God helps those who help themselves. And people who help others are also helping themselves. 'With the support of my family and friends, I later set up the Regeneration Society and the Alliance of the Patients' Mutual Help Organisation. We patients have a sharing, and I survive with their support.' Other winners were president of the Hong Kong Public Doctors' Association, Yip Wai-chun, entrepreneur Stephen Sy Chin-mong and tea expert Yip Wai-man.