A team of students from Tin Shui Wai Government Secondary School (TSWGSS) are hoping that their award-winning rain gauge could be put to practical use. They were crowned champions in the senior category of the design competition, co-organised by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong Observatory. The contest was the first of its kind held in Hong Kong. Its aim was to raise primary and secondary school students' interest in information technology and meteorological instruments. Before the competition, more than 110 Primary Five to Form Seven students from 16 schools attended talks and workshops conducted by experts. The entries ranged from simple designs to automatic rainfall recorders. The TSWGSS team, comprising Form Seven students Leung Fu-tuen and Kwok Kin-man, came up with a design which incorporated the advantages of existing rain gauges. The design - also named the most innovative - defeated entries from Ying Wa College Team A and Wah Yan College (Kowloon), which came second and third, respectively. Ying Wa also won the most attractive award, while Wah Yan took the prize for accuracy. In the junior category, C&MA Chui Chak Lam Memorial School snatched the overall title, as well as the most accurate award. Canossa College's Team B-rainy finished second and also clinched the most innovative award. Districts Business Welfare Association School's Team Little Raindrop came third. The junior category's most attractive award went to Ying Wa College Team C.