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How to Apply for a Guinness World Record

Three Parts:

Guinness World Records is an organization that recognizes record achievements across the globe. Before you submit your application for a potential record, you’ll need to make sure your record meets certain standards and get registered on the official Guinness World Records website. Once you submit the application and necessary paperwork, you can eagerly wait to find out if you’re an official world record holder.


Getting Started on the Website

  1. Register for an account on the Guinness World Records website.Visit to register. Enter your title, name, date of birth, county, country, and email. You’ll also be prompted to create a password.
    • Write down the password you make somewhere so you don’t forget it later on.
  2. Check your email inbox for an activation link.The email will be from the address “.” Open the email and click on the activation link inside. You’ll be brought to your personal dashboard on the Guinness World Records website.
    • If you don't receive the email right away, check your spam folder. If you use multiple email accounts, make sure that you are logged into the one you signed up with.
  3. Click on the green “apply for a record” button on the middle of the page.You’ll be brought to the record application search page. The page allows you to search through a catalog of records that you can break.
  4. Search for the record you’re applying for.Type in a key word into the search bar, then click the red “search” button. Use actual key words and not superlatives. For example, if you’re trying to break the record for walking down a runway in the highest high heels, search for “high heels” instead of “highest.”
    • If your record spans multiple topics, like high heels and walking, start with the more detailed one. In this case, it would be "high heels."
  5. Scroll through the list of breakable records and choose the one you want.Click on the blue “view record” button next to a record to see what the current record is that you’d have to break. Click the yellow “apply now” button when you’re ready to choose a record.
  6. Meet the minimum requirement if you’re applying for a new record title.New record titles are records that have not yet been recognized by Guinness World Records. If you submit a new record title that meets all of the Guinness World Records standards and formatting criteria, they will establish a minimum, based on their research, that you must beat to officially have broken the new record.
    • For example, if you’re applying to break the record for the longest amount of time spent in a VR headset, Guinness World Records may do some research and say that 20 hours is an appropriate benchmark. You'll have to beat that to claim the world record.
  7. Avoid records that don’t meet the Guinness World Records formatting criteria.Every type of record, whether it has to do with food or art or extreme sports, has a specific format that needs to be followed. Guinness World Records will only accept records that follow the proper formatting.
    • For example, the record of most food served in X amount of time is formatted so that X can be 1 hour, 8 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours. Therefore, if you submitted an application for the record of serving the most food in 15 hours, you wouldn’t be following the formatting criteria and your application would be rejected.
    • Visit to see a list of acceptable record formats.

Breaking or Setting a Record

  1. Break a record that is measurable.Being the tallest person on Earth, eating the most hot dogs, and running the fastest mile are all records that can be measured.Things that are abstract or based on opinion are not measurable.
    • For example, being the world's "greatest cat lover" is abstract. However, "owning the world's most cat figurines" is measurable.
  2. Break a record that is universally understandable.For example, being the fastest swimmer in the world would work as a record because most people in the world understand what swimming is.
  3. Make sure your record can be broken.If other people can’t repeat your record and attempt to beat you, your record will not be accepted.
  4. Make sure your record is verifiable.You have to be able to prove that you actually broke a record. Claiming that you ate 700 marshmallows in ten minutes when you were younger isn’t something that can be verified (unless you have it on tape).
    • You'll need two witnesses (not related to you) to sign off on a form saying you successfully broke the record you attempted. Keep that in mind if you're attempting a record that is hard to replicate.
  5. Break a record that is adequately challenging.Guinness World Records doesn’t recognize every achievement, just those that are universally challenging. You won’t get a record for leaving your TV on for 2 years straight (even if that’s the longest anyone’s left their TV on for) because you didn’t actually have to do anything that challenging.
  6. Make sure your record is objective.You can’t break a record for being the coolest person in the world or having the best sounding voice. Only records that are objective and measurable will be accepted.
  7. Never attempt a record that is harmful to bystanders or animals.If you’re putting the lives of people or animals in danger when attempting your record, your application will be rejected.

Submitting the Application

  1. Fill out the application for the record you’ve chosen.Enter the date you broke the record and the city, county, and country you broke it in. Add a detailed description of how and where you broke the record, and choose from the drop-down menu what your purpose for breaking the record was.
    • Depending on your record, you may be prompted to enter in a measurement. For example, if you broke the record for owning the largest doll collection, you’d need to enter how many dolls you own into the measurement field.
  2. Submit your application as standard or priority.You’ll be prompted to select standard or priority on the “choose an application option” page that comes up after you submit your application. A standard application is free and has a processing time of up to 12 weeks, meaning you could wait 12 weeks before you hear back from anyone. A priority application costs 0 USD (£500) and has a processing time of 5 working days. Click on the yellow “proceed” button below the option you’re interested in.
  3. Wait for Guinness World Records to review your application.If you submitted a standard application, you should hear back about your record within 12 weeks. If you submitted the priority application, you should hear back within 5 working days. If your application is accepted, you’ll receive an email prompting you to download the “Guidelines and Evidence Requirements” from your Guinness World Records profile.
  4. Submit the necessary evidence to prove you broke a record.Submit all of your evidence online through your Guinness World Records profile. The “Guidelines and Evidence Requirements” you downloaded on your profile will specifically lay out what you need to submit.Different types of records require different forms of evidence, but all record attempts require:
    • A cover letter: You’ll have to fill out the Guinness World Records cover letter form, explaining what record you broke and how you broke it.
    • Two witness statements: You must have two people, not related to you in any way, witness your record attempt. They each have to sign a witness statement and submit it with your evidence.
    • A schedule 2 form: By signing the schedule 2 form, you agree to release to Guinness World Records all of the evidence you’re submitting for your record attempt.
  5. Wait to hear if your record attempt is approved.If your evidence is approved and your attempt at breaking a record is deemed a success, you’ll officially be a Guinness World Records record holder! As a record-holder, you will receive an official certificate from Guinness World Records featuring your name and the record you broke.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    What can I do if I am a minor?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Age does not matter. You can still make a world record.
  • Question
    How can I give participants a certificate for participating in a mass attempt world record?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Guinness World Records will provide you a place for participants to download a participation certificate after the event has earned the record.
  • Question
    How much money do I get if I break a Guinness world record?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    None, unless you have a sponsor. There is no monetary benefit to a Guinness world record. Obtaining a sponsor is solely up to you.
  • Question
    What's the maximum amount of ultrasonography done by a single person at one time?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If there is a record for such a thing, Guinness World Records will likely have it. Check their website database to find out if such a record exists and what it is.
  • Question
    What does it mean if the status of my application is showing "incomplete" when I have filled all the required fields?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You might have filled something in wrong. Read through it again and double-check all your answers. If everything is complete, then it might be a good idea to contact them.
  • Question
    All the numbers in my date of birth are the same. Can I hold a record in the Guinness Book of World Records?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    There are guaranteed to be several people who have the same date of birth as you, so it's very unlikely.
  • Question
    Who do I contact in Bangladore Karnataka State, India?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    For a Guinness World Record, you would just go to Guinness World Records' website at It doesn't make a difference where you live. They will come to you if necessary.
  • Question
    Where can I find an adjudicator?
    Andrea Szabo
    Community Answer
    On the Guinness World Records website. You need to request one and pay the fee.
  • Question
    Is there anything that only one person has ever done?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Probably not, as there are billions of world record-breakers, and probably less records to break.
  • Question
    Can I claim a record for the world's smallest thumb nail?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If it were possible to prove it, then theoretically, yes.
Unanswered Questions
  • What do I do if my Guinness World Record is rejected due to age?
  • Can there be a record of wearing bandannas 50 days in a row?
  • How much is the fee to get a Guinness world record adjudicator?
  • I have a new type of record Ild like to try, most disc dog flips in a minute, how would I go about setting this up?
  • What do I do if I can't fill in the "measurement" field correctly and it keeps saying N/A?
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