A creative project on the interpretation of time has won a 10-year-old girl the top prize in a competition. Odyssey 2000: The Innovative Thinking Award was divided into two categories: schools and individuals. It is centred on the theme of 'Time' and what it meant to the entrants. The competition aimed to encourage innovative and creative thinking, teamwork and collective responsibility among students. Stephanie Dorothy Yu Pui- ming from Diocesan Girls' Junior School won the Critics' Choice Award. The Primary Five student's project, 'Creative Journey Through Time', consisted of 12 parts, including limericks, acrostics, calligraphy, stories, recitation and violin. Pui-ming said all components were related to time. Pui-ming has spent about three weeks to complete the project. She said the message she wanted to deliver was to treasure time. 'Time passes by and we are not even aware of that,' she said. 'Through different games, stories and paintings, I hope to remind people how important time is and to treasure time in the future.' The adjudicating panel said the project had exceeded its expectations. 'Abstract concepts of time have been cleverly translated into artistic expressions of poems, music and art.' Her schoolmate, Tiffany Tiu Wing-yee, won first prize in the open section. The 11-year-old designed a three-dimension sculpture about time. The second prize in the open section went to Wu Shu-han of North Point Methodist Primary School and the third prize went to Tong Yan-pui of Wong Tai Sin Catholic Primary School. In the schools section, the first prize went to TWGHs Tang Shiu Kin Primary (AM) School, the second prize went to Law Ting Pong Secondary School, and the third prize to Belilios Public School. The competition was jointly organised by Patek Philippe and the Centre for Child Development at the Hong Kong Baptist University.