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We contacted Guinness World Records to determine if a group in another city could have its own art competition and join with us for the Guinness World Record.
Apparently, it is possible for a group in a different city to add the number of their participants to the number of our participants to help all of us qualify together for the Guinness World Record.
However, each city’s art competition would have to meet the same criteria for validation of the record that Guinness World Records requires us to give them with regards to the main event we will be holding in Chicago on April 21.
The criteria are pretty stringent, however they are common sense requirements to prove that the event actually occurred and that the student actually created the original artwork.
The benefits to you are:
1) Saving on time and costs for mailing.
2) The likelihood of much greater participation since you and the students won’t have to be concerned about the artwork being damaged or returned to you in a timely fashion. More students would also participate in a local event that they could attend.
3) You would have more space and creativity to set up the art competition just the way you want it.
4) We suggest that 8.5 x 11 art be placed in sheet protectors and placed in a three ring binder. You can set it up this way or place the artwork on walls, poster board, bulletin boards or grid wall or other media. We would like a 8.5 x 11 or larger name of your city for the introduction to the required video. (In addition, if possible, we would like 8.5 x 11 name of each participating school prior to the students from that school’s artwork being video taped).
5) You can have a totally private event lasting just one hour. Or you have the opportunity to open the art competition show to the schools, students, public and media in order to build greater enthusiasm and publicity for your city, schools and students.
You could even invite the Mayor, City Council, Superintendent, Principals and Art Teachers of Participating Schools.
Here are the following criteria (subject to change as we find out more info).