Students from the Polytechnic University's Institute of Textile Clothing, used the theme '102 Dalmatians' in a fashion competition to help raise funds for an animal charity. The event was one of the programmes at the 102 Dalmatians premiere and fund-raising gala for the Society for Abandoned Animals. It was co-organised by the university and Intercontinental Film Distributors, and sponsored by the Bank of America. Participants were given guidelines to produce designs around the themes of black and white, 102, puppies and spots. Judges assessed designs based on the criteria of creativity, relevance to the theme, materials and presentation. Arcturus Chan Kwok-lun, 23, and Connie Wong Lan-sam, 24, were the joint winners of the contest. Their prize was a $8,000 scholarship each. Mr Chan's design included a big bone-shaped hat. Ms Wong's design was based on a scene in the movie where hundred of puppies hid their heads in a bush, leaving only their tails showing. Mr Chan, a second year student, said he was very excited about winning the prize. 'Creativity should not be restricted. During brainstorming, I threw out all guidelines and rules and started thinking about everything from scratch. 'The bone-shaped hat is the only item related to the theme, but it is very eye-catching. 'Also, the entire outfit is not too obvious. I think that is why the judges chose me.' He did two mock-ups and the final piece was only finished the night before the contest. Ms Wong is a second year student majoring in clothing studies. She said her design was a true representation of her ideas. 'I wanted to create a crazy, yet elegant impression,' she said. 'The design is based on the image of Cruella De Vil in the movie. I added some elements to make it more fun and young but elegant. 'I spent a lot of time search ing for suitable materials and finally found wool, which is fluffy and soft,' she said. The second runner-up place went to Dede Chan Sze-yuet, 22. Her prize was a $3,000 scholarship. The final year student in clothing studies said she got her inspiration from snow and umbrellas. Ms Chan said she wanted to create an image of youth, energy and cuteness.