THREE Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School Form Four students won the Mid-Autumn Lantern Design Competition's overall championship with their huge, head-turning dinosaur lantern. Jointly organised by the Urban Council and the Education Department, the event attracted 454 entries in the four categories - primary, secondary, tertiary and open. Form Four students Wong Ka-wai, Lam Ching-yee and Cheung Yu-lai designed a lantern featuring a colourful dinosaur admiring the moon. The winners said their idea came from dinosaur pictures in arts and design reference books, while the hair on the dinosaur's head idea came from the students themselves. Unlike most of the entries, the trio's dinosaur is made of polyester cloth instead of the normal transparent colour paper. The girls said the most complicated part of the creation was fixing the dinosaur's head because they needed to twist the lantern's supporting frame to create a good effect. Tang Wing-yan of Lingnan College won the overall first runner-up prize. Her lantern portrays a movable carp with scales made of soft drink cans and eyes made of light bulbs. An Urban Council spokesman said a key element of this year's competition had been the unusual materials used by the lantern-makers. The entries included traditional lanterns and contemporary designs. Many feature popular Japanese comic characters like Kerokerokeroppi, Sailormoon and Ding Dong. The overall champions won round-trip tickets to Japan. The first and second runners-up received tickets to the theme park in Shenzhen. The prize-winning lanterns and other entries are on display at the Sheung Wan Civic Centre Exhibition Hall until October 7. Admission is free.