Q1) Who is eligible to participate? What is the process?
Any whistler (age no bar, although minors must be accompanied by a parent), who can whistle a tune (without using any external man-made device) is eligible to participate in the World Record attempt.
Hand-whistlers and finger-whistlers will also be accepted. Only musical whistling will be allowed in 1st Record and loud finger whistling in 2nd Record.
The joining process is simple. Fill in the Google Form and register
- Whatsapp your selfie whistling video of any song upto 2mins WITHOUT KARAOKE to our new no. 7738497387
- Please say your name, city and the song name in the video to enable us to save your no.
Payment for certificates has to be made within 14 days from successful audition or else registration won’t be complete. We will share our Bank details on Whatsapp.
Q2) Do I get a Guinness Certificate? Should I pay something to participate in the record?
You don’t have to pay to participate in the record. If you want a Guinness World Record “Thank You for Participating” Certificate with your name and GWR logo for each record as proof of participation, Guinness World Record charges 5 British Pounds for each certificate. It works out to Rs. 600 + 18% GST including printing charges, currency conversion and remittance fees to London. This certificate holds great value and not everyday does one get to participate in a Guinness record. Guinness has authorized us to collect the money, print and give it to you.
However once the Record(s) is deemed successful, which may take upto 3 months, you can purchase a printed copy of your “Record Holder of Guinness World Record” certificate directly from Guinness World Record website for 25 US Dollars or 20 GBP + courier and taxes extra using the participant code that we will provide.
Taking precautions like wearing earplugs for the “Loudest Whistling by a group” record rest on the participants and IWA/GWR shall not be liable to you or your personal representatives for any loss, damage, hearing loss or injury to yourself or your property in connection with the World Record attempt or during travel & accommodation in Mumbai.
On successful payment, you will receive a receipt at the email address that you provided. Please keep them safely and show them at the pre-event registration counters a week prior to the actual attempt i.e on 11th & 12th November, 2017 to pick up your physical ticket/wristband.
If you cannot make it in person, you may send a representative with an authority letter and a copy of your and their Govt. ID proof.
Outstation members may collect their physical ticket/wristbands at the venue on 18th November at 8am.
We have centers in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai and will be holding practice sessions every month and through web-conferencing online. The responsibility lays on you the participant to attend the sessions and prepare the 2 songs along with the provided track.
Volunteers/Stewards at the venue have the right to disqualify you if you are unable to whistle as desired for the attempt and the Certificate fees won’t be refunded.
All Whistler participants must reach Mumbai by 17th November night.
Report at the event venue on 18th Nov’17 @ 8:00 am.
1st and 2nd records would be over by lunch.
To and Fro flight/train tickets and 1-2 night stay to be managed by the Whistler participants themselves.
Approximate cost of airfare and hotel stay if booked well in advance would be around Rs.10,000 based on your preference and lifestyle.
Q3) Can I make a career in whistling?
Yes, why not.
But, you need to be musically trained, flawless and have the right contacts in the Media Industry. Thus this could take some time before you establish yourself as a Professional Artist. However IWA cannot guarantee this as it is to a great extent based on individual talent as well. Plus India is yet to open up to whistling as a career.
Q4) Why a Guinness World Record Certificate?
Making a Guinness Record individually is very difficult. The rules and measurement criteria are very strict. It costs several Lacs of Rs. just for the Guinness judge to be present to validate in person. We are taking care of all this and thus it’s a great chance for you to be a part of the Record Attempt at a very nominal cost.
Also the Guinness World Record Certificate is something very unique and of extremely high value and can be very useful to make you stand out when you apply for a job. It will spike your resume to an extent that the interviewers view you as someone who did something bold and unique in the world.
Q5) What happens if the World Record attempt is not successful?
We are attempting to break the current Guinness World Record of 853 whistlers with 1000+ whistlers. If we are unsuccessful in gathering even 854 whistlers, we will be trying for the Limca Book of Records (our Limca record of 48 stands unbroken since 2004) and other local Record Books.
Participation certificate will be given nonetheless. We will however try again next year using the experience and bounce back with even more zeal, vigor and fire in our hearts.
If we cancel the Record attempt, then the fees minus the GST will be refunded.
Q6) What will happen if another organization breaks the record that we set?
Our Record will remain in the database of the Guinness World Records Authority. The certificate of the record will always be available for purchase through their website. Even if another organization breaks our record, it will not kill the validity of our current record.
Q7) How do i get refund if i want to cancel or if I cannot attend World Record attempt?
Refunds under any unforeseen circumstances can be availed by emailing us within the first 15 days of payment only and 50% fees for processing and GST amount shall be deducted and the balance amount will be returned via NEFT within 15 days.
Q8) How do you plan to gather 1000+ whistlers?
We have started personally contacting about 1000+ whistlers from all over India whose details we have in our database. They had applied to join us since 2008 but couldn’t due to their personal reasons.
We also plan to have Talent Huts in schools, colleges, residential societies and workplaces in Mumbai and nearby cities as well as online social media campaigns to raise awareness about the great work that Indian Whistlers’ Association is doing in Spreading the Joy of Whistling since 2004.