Guinness World Record Participation Form-Indian Whistlers' Association
Dear World Record Applicant,

Please read the following form and the Terms and Conditions very carefully. They are long but we have kept them very simple to understand.

By attempting a Guinness World Record (GWR), we- Indian​ Whistlers' Association (IWA) are entering into a legal contract with GWR and are obligated to let you know all the opportunities and risks involved.

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, YOU the participant are also bound by these as well.
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Create 2 WORLD RECORDS in one go!!
Largest....Loudest

1. Most people whistling together (1000+)
2. Loudest whistling by a group (127 dB SPL)

Both the Guinness World Records will be attempted on the 18th of November, 2017 at Mumbai, India.

Record 1. Most people whistling together (1000+) the song "Saare Jahaan se Achha, Hindustan Hamara" and “Hum Honge Kamyab/We Shall Overcome” along with a backing track (karaoke) that will be provided to you after successful audition and payment of Membership fees.

We got the event registered with the Guinness World Records (GWR) Authority at once, when the idea of kindling the spirit of Musical Whistling among fellow whistlers, finding them and bringing them together on a single platform, crossed our minds!

Record 2. Loudest whistling by a group (127 dB (A) SPL)

Loud finger whistling is allowed. Please note that at 130 dB SPL (Sound Pressure Level) ears drum can get damaged. We are attempting 127 dB SPL and therefore it is the participant and family’s responsibility to carry and wear ear protection devices such as http://www.amazon.in/BeeMall-Noise-Reduction-Corded-Earplug/dp/B019H5WLDW/ref=sr_1_7
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

**Question 1) Who is eligible to participate? What is the process?**

Answer) 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

For audition,

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 will respond within 2 weeks due to huge no. of applications and send you a payment link if you qualify.

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.

**Question 2) Do I get a Guinness Certificate? Should I pay something to participate in the record?**

Answer) 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 the 2 certificates. It works out to Rs. 600 + 18% GST = 708/- for each record 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.

**Question 3) Can I make a career in whistling?**

Answer) 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.

**Question 4) Why a Guinness World Record Certificate?**

Answer) 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.

**Question 5) What happens if the World Record attempt is not successful?**

Answer) 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.

However if we cancel the Record attempt, then the fees minus the GST will be refunded.

**Question 6) What will happen if another organization breaks the record that we set?**

Answer) 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.

**Question 7) How do i get refund if i want to cancel or if I cannot attend World Record attempt?**

Answer) 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.

**Question 8) How do you plan to gather 1000+ whistlers?**

Answer) 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.
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World Record attempt Terms and Conditions:

You agree to accept and abide by all the below terms and conditions before filling in the Application Form in the next section.

1. Both the Records will be attempted on the 18th of November, 2017 at Mumbai, India. More details will be published soon on our website – www.whistleindia.org

2. You are expected to follow all the safety guidelines that might be announced prior or during the event. IWA will not be responsible in the event of any mishap due to non-compliance on your part to the rules laid down by us.

3. Taking precautions like wearing earplugs for the “Loudest Whistling by a group” record rest on the participants. Except where arising out of their own negligence, IWA & GWR shall have no responsibility for the safety during any part of the World Record attempt and 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.

4. You have decided to take part in the World Record attempt(s) of your own free will and IWA has not charged you any money for participation but only for certificate and/or membership.

5. The ticket/wristband given to you must be worn at all times during the event.

6. You shall be assigned a Volunteer/Steward who will be responsible for group of 50 whistlers for the duration of the World Record attempt and you shall abide by his/her instructions at all times, failing which he/she has the right to disqualify you from the attempt and it shall be binding.

7. Your participation will monitored within an established World Record attempt area and every participant within the established World Record attempt area is expected to take part and may not leave the area for any breaks without the permission of the assigned Volunteer/Steward.

8. All mobile phones must be switched off before entering the established World Record attempt area and photography/videography is not allowed.

9. In the “Most People Whistling” & “Loudest Whistling” attempt, all participants must start whistling at the same time and finish whistling at the same time along with the track.

10. It is not expected that all whistlers will in the same scale or pitch.

11. If over 10% of participants within the established World Record attempt area do not meet the above criteria, then the entire attempt will be disqualified.

12. IWA/GWR may make any details of your World Record attempt/title available to the public (but there is no obligation on us to do so).

13. That you will not take legal action against IWA/GWR if any details released by IWA/GWR are incorrect. But we will try hard to avoid errors and correct them (where we can) when we become aware of them.

14. All enrollments will be documented on video. The visual and audio evidence of your performance may be aired, used for our promotional purposes and also shared with the GWR Authorities.

15. IWA/GWR can use your personal information for the following purposes:

i) To process your application
ii) In our publications
iii) In our marketing materials
iv) In promoting our brand through any media (including contacting you)
v) May pass on your contact information to third parties where we consider you may be interested in being contacted by them (for example TV production companies and PR companies).
vi) Can transfer your personal information outside India and the European Union, even to countries where your information may not be protected to the same extent (this is because of the global nature of their business).
vii) You will not take legal action against us if you suffer any loss as a result of any loss of personal data except where it is our fault.

16. The Record may be deemed successful OFFICIALLY by a Guinness World Records Judge in person or later by GWR after verifying all evidences and this may take upto 3 months.

17. Once the Record(s) is deemed successful, IWA shall announce on its website and social media pages and communicate the same to you by email, whatsapp, etc.

18. Till then it will be a World Record attempt only and under no circumstances shall you or your personal representatives claim/announce/declare/share/communicate to anyone or anywhere that you are a Guinness World Record holder.

19. Such a claim may risk disqualification of the World Record attempt by GWR and IWA holds the right to sue you or your personal representatives/claimants/heirs for the losses and to recover the costs of the entire event from you.

20. All litigations are subject to Mumbai High Court jurisdiction.

21. IWA reserves the right to modify the above terms and conditions as and when deemed necessary and the same shall be informed to the members by email/whatsapp/sms.

I accept and abide by the "World Record attempt Terms and Conditions" given above and that my information entered is authentic, audition has been submitted by myself only and in case the information is not verifiable my participation stands cancelled.
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