Have you ever wanted to go down in history as the best person to do a certain task? When someone wants to know who holds the record on something, they can check the Guinness World Record book. The record could be anything from making the world’s longest rubber band chain to blowing the world’s largest bubble.
The Guinness World Record book has been around for a long time. In fact, this year the book turns 60 and celebrates its Diamond Anniversary. To commemorate this monumental milestone, the book is putting forth a challenge to children ages 7-12. Pick your favorite record and tell them all about it however you see fit. The catch is: You must do so in exactly 60 words. No more, no less. You can write a poem or a rap. Record a video or make a poster. Whatever your heart desires, as long as it is exactly 60 words.
What’s the prize for the winner? The winner gets a $500 scholarship and a free copy of the 2016 Guinness World Record book. Plus, their photo will be in the book and their school will get a $500 grant. Ten semifinalists will also receive a copy of the 2016 Guinness World Record book.
Not sure what record to pick? There are so many unique records to choose from. You could write about Lilieput, the shortest, living domestic cat. You could make up a song about Hank Chien, who has the highest score on the Nintendo game Donkey Kong. The records are so varied there is no way you couldn’t find at least one to write about. For inspiration, check out the contest page and records by visiting the website.