Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) students have won second prize in a nationwide Olympics website contest, taking home 200,000 yuan (HK$227,000) in prize money to start their own internet business. The competition was hosted by NetEase, a mainland internet portal company, and the award presentation ceremony was on September 9 in Beijing. The competition lasted eight months. The Guangdong University of Foreign Studies were crowned the champions, beating more than 180 teams from other universities and claiming 500,000 yuan in prize money. The Chinese-language website created by the HKBU team is called 'HolympicK' ( www.hkbu2008.com/ ). Web surfers crowded the site to look at the stories and photos about the Olympic torch relay in Hong Kong in May, and the website had 200,000 hits in just three days. The websites were judged according to five major criteria: number of visitors, business potential, design, user friendliness and content. The HKBU team was made up of students from the Department of Computer Science and the School of Communication. They won for their creativity in combining news about the Beijing Games with stories about popular Hong Kong tourist spots.