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) can be a member of IWA and 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 the 1st and 3rd Record attempts 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.
We are experiencing a huge load of entries and therefore please give us 2 week’s time to reply.
Payment details for Membership will be shared after audition has been accepted. Payment must be made within 14 days from successful audition or else registration won’t be complete.
Q2) Should I pay something to become a member or participate in the record?
Membership fees till 31st March, 2018 is Rs. 2100 + 18% GST. You don’t have to pay anything separately to participate in the Record attempt. Membership makes you eligible for participation.
The membership fees will include the following-
a) Membership of IWA– You don’t remain a lonely obscure whistler anymore. You become a part of the largest Whistling Community in the world and get to participate in events, campaigns, etc.
b) World Record participation opportunity and training to perform in 3 Records and thus the chance to be a part of History.
c) WELCOME KIT containing
i) Earplugs for protection
ii) 8 Gb worth Karaoke tracks, Library, Tutorials, etc. to help you improve your whistling and
d) WhatsApp group membership where you get to connect and learn from whistlers located all over India and abroad. You also get feedback to your whistling recordings and tips to perform on stage.
e) In-person / Online training sessions conducted by IWA, every month and as required, for the World Record attempt and to groom you for stage performance.
On successful payment, you will receive a receipt at the email address that you provided. Please keep them safely and show them at the registration counters on the Event Day to pick up your physical ticket/wristband.
However travel and hotel stay charges need to be borne by 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.
Volunteers/Stewards at the venue have the right to disqualify you if you are unable to whistle as desired for the attempt.
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 Most people whistling= 853 whistlers with 1000+ whistlers. In case we do not reach 1000+ members by March 2018, it is a clear indication that India is still not ready to embrace this art and event and the GWR attempt may be called off completely till further notice.
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 attempt.
Q7) How do i get refund if i want to cancel or if I cannot attend World Record attempt?
Fees are for Membership and not exclusively for participation in the Guinness World Record. Refunds under any unforeseen circumstances can be availed by emailing us within the first 15 days of payment only and Rs. 500 for processing and any tax paid to the govt. shall be deducted and the balance amount will be returned via NEFT within 15 days. If you cannot attend and cancel, no fees shall be refunded.
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.