For the past 60 years, Guinness World Records has inspired millions of people to achieve record-breaking feats. To help celebrate these amazing accomplishments, the company is proud to announce the launching of the 60 Years/60 Words Challenge on Sept. 8.
Kids in the United States aged 7–12 can enter this national competition - administered via By Kids For Kids - by selecting their favorite Guinness World Records title and telling about it however they see fit. The catch? They must do so in EXACTLY 60 words! The entries can be poems, raps, videos, posters and/or short essays, but they each must include precisely 60 words - not a single one more or less.
Those interested can visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com/60words to find out more information and enter the contest. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and representation of the record.
The competition winner will earn a $500 scholarship, a copy of the 2016 Guinness World Records book, their photo in that very book, and a $500 grant for his/her school. Ten semifinalists, meanwhile, will win a copy of the 2016 Guinness World Records book. The competition ends Dec. 1, 2014.
Educators, youth groups, and parents can also access fun English Language Arts activities on the site under the "Parents" and "Educators & Youth Groups" tabs. These activities can get kids’ creative juices flowing en route to a potential record-breaking entry!
Participants and administrators are also encouraged to share their thoughts on the contest via social media using the #gwr60words hashtag.
"The competition is a fun way to celebrate 60 years of record-breaking achievements," says Stuart Claxton, marketing director of Guinness World Records. "I am looking forward to seeing some of these kids break their own records in the future."
Guinness World Records 2015 is the 60 th anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling copyright book and is available worldwide in September.
It’s packed full of incredible feats, facts and achievements and also features new Augmented Reality technology that enables the reader to bring record-breakers to life in stunning 3D.
You can find out more about the book, and sign up to be notified when it becomes available in your region, by heading to www.guinnessworldrecords.com/2015
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