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Rules for the 2019 Zhudong Sky-mending Day Hakka Mountain Singing Parade

Time: 09:00-10:30, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 Route: Zhudong Train Station - Hakka Theatre Park Eligible participants: Government-registered community development associations, government-registered public groups, and/or members of the general public Registration: Period: From now until Jan. 31, 2019. Delivery: Fax or deliver in paper form to Civil Affairs Dept., Zhudong Township Office. Fax no. / Address: (03) 5961247 / No.88, Donglin Road, Zhudong Township, Hsinchu County. Contact person: (03) 5966177 ext. 504 - Ms. Lin. Rules: This year’s parade theme is “celebrating Sky-mending Day through Hakka mountain singing.” Each participating team must present themselves with elements of Hakka mountain singing and Sky-mending Day, and dress up accordingly. Each team may have maximum 20 members. They may invent slogans on their own. On the day of the event, parade judges will assess the teams’ overall performances from the start to the end, including checking-in, teaming up, the parade, and theatre-park shows. The shows may take any form and be presented in all methods. The teams are free to express their creative ideas with a Hakka spirit. However, there should be no political assertions, and the content of the shows must not break the moral orders of society. Parade schedule: Time Content 08:30~09:00 Checking-in 09:00~09:20 Photo-taking / Morning exercises 09:20~09:50 Parade starts: Zhudong Train Station - Hakka Theatre Park 09:50~10:30 Cheerleading show Performances by parade teams 10:30~11:30 Opening ceremony Prizes: Each team which registers for and attends the parade may receive a NT$3,000 performing reward and a creative encouragement gift. Six teams will be selected for the following prizes: Best Team x 2: NT$10,000 and a certificate of merit. Best Costume Design x 2: NT$10,000 and a certificate of merit. Best Creativity x 2: NT$10,000 and a certificate of merit.

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Rice-eating contest to be held alongside Taitung Hakka Festival

To promote Taitung’s high-quality rice and encourage people to learn more about the town’s farming culture and industry, taking “eating good rice” as a theme, a rice-eating contest will soon be held. The participants will get to eat locally produced rice and this is expected to make the festival even more vivacious. Time & date: 16:30-17:00, Saturday, November 10, 2018 Registration: From now until Tuesday, November 6. A total of 30 seats are available – 20 online and 10 on site. The seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Location: Fantasy Tiehua (No.26, Lane 135, Xinsheng Road, Taitung City). Please complete registration at the service counter before 16:00 on the day of the event, and take your competition no. card. Fee: None. Webpage: Eligibility: The contestant must be at least 20 years of age and does not suffer from any particular disease Activity rules: 1. A total of 30 contestants will compete at once, just to see “who is the fastest eater.” Each person will get a full bucket of rice and has to consume as much rice in three minutes. When time is up, the contestant whose bucket is the lightest wins the game. 2. The organizer will prepare tea and water for the contestants, who may also bring additional food to eat with the rice, such as soy bean curd and minced pork sauce. Registration: For any questions relating to registration, please call 089-237130 for Ms. Hsiao. Office hours: 08:30-12:00; 13:30-18:00, Mondays to Fridays. Prizes: 1.The champion will get a year-long offer of high-quality Taitung rice (12 months, 5 kg per month). 2. Each contestant will get a memorial mug of the 2018 Taitung Hakka Festival. Notes: 1. People who have stomach or heart disease are forbidden from registering for the contest. 2.The contestant should immediately stop eating if he or she feels uncomfortable during the contest, and tell staffers about the situation. 3. All acts must be stopped when the bell which marks the end of the contest rings. The contestants must not keep food in their mouths either. 4.If during the contest a contestant develops abnormal symptoms such as vomiting or turning pale, he or she must stop eating immediately and let professional medical workers on site to determine whether the contestant is still fit for the contest. 5.Once registered, the contestant agrees that he or she yields the right of publicity to the organizer, and that the organizer may use all photos, videos and sounds for public promotion uses (on its Facebook fan page, blog, etc.). 6.The organizer retains the right to adjust activity content for matters that need to be fulfilled.





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