In our last post we announced a new Guinness World Record Attempt for the World’s Largest Illustrated Story. It would of been created on 30 elementary school playgrounds with over 15,000 kids over this school year. Well GWR declined are attempt.
“Unfortunately, after thoroughly reviewing your application with members of our research team, we are afraid to say that we cannot accept your proposal as a Guinness World Records title. Our team of expert Records Managers receive thousands of new record proposals every year from all over the world which are carefully assessed to establish if they meet our stringent criteria. Every record verified by Guinness World Records must be measurable by a single superlative, verifiable, standardisable, breakable and also present an element of skill. You described your attempt as using chalk to draw on the ground. Unfortunately, we would not accept that as a story, as it is not standardizable.” GWR
Understandable, we get it… hum, and now what? Not sure actually.
We still are super excited about the Mt Diablo School Unified School District Education Foundation funding us to chalk draw in many school. They have a grant for $12,000 and Drawing on Earth will try to match it. So we’ll be looking for donations.
If you feel inspired and believe in the Arts and in Arts Education in schools please help us out now.
~Mark Lewis Wagner
Founder of Drawing on Earth
These girls at Wren Elementary couldn’t stop. School was over and they worked like serious artists, their parents calling em and they kept working. I gave them a box of chalk to take home, well deserved.