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Chenggong Contest
The so-called Chenggong Contest is a competition in which each team, consisted of nine persons driving a pedicab with a Chenggong Zheng statuary on board(one work as the drivers and the others push the pedicab from behind very hard),try to be the first team grabbing the flag by a flag-grabbing person on the route of running and climbing. The winner of Chenggong Contest earns the blessing from Chenggong Zheng, as well as the idea of Chenggong(success). By this racing contest and the clamor of gongs, drums and firecrackers, the intrepid spirit during the Taiwan pioneering by Chenggong Zheng is presented.
 
Chenggong(success) is the target everyone wants to pursue. However, it is achieved through s succession of hard-working and endeavor, not by luck. The events of Chenggong Contest held in the past offer the chance of learning experience, as well as constructing the local power and consolidating local citizens. Chenggong Contest is now one of the twelve major festivals in Hakka villages and regarded as a significant event of Hakka folklore. Participating the Culture Festival of Chenggong Contest is the best way to experience Hakka culture and Chenggong Zheng culture in Guosing Township.
The Chenggong Contest in 2014 is under the joint guidance of Hakka Affairs Council of Executive Yuan, Nantou County Government and Guosing Township Representative Council and will be celebrated on Minzu Street(in front of Guosing Health Center) for three days consecutively starting from November 14. There are totally 32 male teams, 32 female teams and 16 elementary school teams participating in this event. The number of registered players in each team is from 9 to 12 persons. In a race, each team send 9 players in(1 flag-grabbing person and 8 pedicab-pushing persons).
Play rules:

1. Beaching: Push the pedicab for 100 meters along the road. There are 8 pedicab-pushing persons(3 on each side and 2 in the back) and 1 flag-grabbing person on board, amounting to 9 players.

2. Climbing and grabbing: The flag-grabbing person runs for 50 meters and then climbs the 6-meter-high ladder to grab the flag. The first team to grab the flag wins the race.

Walking streets and marching in territory for blessings
This event gives Chenggong Zhen(Koxinga) the first place and invites all the temples in this township to participate the event of walking streets and marching in territory for blessing of deities on this township and the citizens. It also invites the schools and Hakka associations in Guosing Township to jointly prepare the festival of walking streets in Guosing by the vivacious shows to boost the excitement of this event.
Chenggong party for blessings
Legend has it that Koxinga, Chenggong Zhen, is the reincarnation of "Carp Deity". Whenever torrential rains invaded and many places were flooded by rampant water, Koxinga incensed and asked for favorable weather and it worked all the time. Therefore, a blessing party, hosted by Township Mayor, is held in this event to ask for favorable weather, prosperous society and peaceful lives in the next a few years with a devout attitude toward Koxinga.
Creative idea competition of sedan chairs with decorative lanterns
Thirteen villages in this township make use of environmental resource and material available everywhere to manufacture unique sedan chairs with decorative lanterns, which possess the features of each village and the elements of Hakka spirit. These works, created together by township citizens, draw much attention from visitors and receive many high opinions in the Lantern Festival of Nantou this year. It is hoped that this competition of sedan chairs with decorative lanterns could promotes the spirit and features of Hakka villages, and broadens the cultural content of this Chenggong Contest event.
Serial events of Chenggong Contest - photography competition
In order to advertise the events of Chenggong Contest and encourage people who love photography to find beautiful scenery and local stories in these events, we hold a photography competition. It is hoped that the colorful and unique Hakka culture in Guosing could be recorded by cameras, showing the beauty of Chenggong Contest.
Serial events of Chenggong Contest - Singing competition of Hakka songs
Chenggong singing competition of Hakka songs is held to elevate the artistic level of Hakka songs, promote grassroots activities, popularize decent recreations, and consolidate citizens. By this singing competition of Hakka songs, we hand Hakka culture down from generation to generation to continue it for a long time.
Serial events of Chenggong Contest - Three-character tea-picking show
Three-character tea-picking show presents the traditional Hakka operas to remind citizens of the old good time of watching operas in front of the stage in farming days. It is especially the amusing conversations, funny expressions and hilarious postures that set the high tide in this Hakka culture feast 
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