A group of students used their artistic talents to cheer up Hong Kong people during difficult times. The Anti-Sars Poster Competition for Students of Secondary Schools attracted about 240 participants who, through their designs, urged people to make a concerted effort to conquer distress. Having used Chinese words such as 'poverty', 'unemployment' and 'epidemic' to construct a smiling face, Gold Award winner Daryl Cheung Ho-chi, of Hong Kong Pooi To College, hoped people could maintain an optimistic attitude during tough times. 'I want people to keep smiling despite adversities, and I hope they will smile after seeing my poster,' the Form Five student said. The winning posters will be displayed at City Hall's Low Block Exhibition Hall until July 25 and at Hong Kong Chingying Institute of Visual Arts from July 28 to August 30.