Guinness World Record: WHD 2012

Guinness World Record: WHD 2012

Absolutely everyone can identify with a record attempt, no matter where you're from, what language you speak, or how old you are. A record attempt is about setting ourselves a seemingly impossible goal and showing the determination to achieve it. Hence, the Alliance is planning a Guinness World Record attempt to celebrate World Hepatitis Day 2012 (July 28) by having the most people performing the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” actions in 24 hours at multiple venues around the world.

These actions relate to a proverb known as the three wise monkeys covering their eyes, ears and mouth. There are many meanings attached to the proverb, but mostly it is used to refer to those who deal with problems by refusing to acknowledge them. This theme has been chosen to highlight that, around the world, hepatitis is being ignored.

We need as many organisations as possible to take part in the record on the same day, 28th July 2012, and encourage people to confront hepatitis. If we can’t mobilize ourselves, how can we expect Governments to mobilize resources to help us?

If you would like to join us in this amazing global event and help hepatitis achieve a place in the record books, please download the guidelines for the global event.

Download the guidelines in any of the seven languages below:

Guinness World Record TM has some very precise rules to validate the record attempt and those are highlighted in our guidelines together with some suggestions and tips.

We need the following information ahead of July 28:

  • Name of the local organiser.
  • Time, town and venue of the event.
  • Names (and ideally occupations) of the two independent witnesses.
  • Details of the proposed counting methods – important to also demonstrate controlled entrance and exit.

Any group planning a record attempt with over 5000 people will have to employ a professional auditing firm to do the counting of the participants and the company’s name will have to be approved by Guinness World Records TM ahead of the event.

In terms of the information we need after the event, to verify the record, we need the following information preferably within 24 hours:

  • Photographs of the event – there should be at least one good quality digital photo that shows the whole crowd, and also should demonstrate that the crowd are in a restricted area.
  • Video footage (optional, but useful).
  • Need to demonstrate the record has taken place at the right date / time – we suggest the best way is by a digital camera that can capture the date / time on the photograph (or digital video clip that does the same thing).
  • The two signed independent witness statements – it is important that the writing on the statement is legible.

You can download the template statement here

Please include the following claim ID number on the witness statements:

Claim ID: 386310

All information should be sent to: