Shoppers in China's Shaanxi province were bemused when they stumbled upon a public kissing competition in Zheng Xingyuan Mall, in the city of Xi'an, reports The Daily Mail, London.
The couples were challenged to come up with the most difficult kissing position in order to take out the prize of 888 Chinese yuan (Rs 6,000)
This couple went to great lengths in their bid to win the prize for the most complex kissing competition.
About 12 couples took part in the competition as bemused shoppers looked on.
The offer of a cash prize even tempted two male friends to jump onto the stage and kissed in various positions, including one pinning the other to the ground, and holding him suspended in the air mid-kiss.
However, the top prize winners turned out to be a couple who were total strangers before the contest.
Their karma sutra kissing wowed the judges and they walked off with the prize.
The mall said the final result was not important and gave all couples a free box of drinks for taking part.
'The competition is to let people in love express themselves and enjoy the moment,' said Mr Bai, spokesman for the mall.