Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Face Britain Project- Guinness World Record!

Guinness World Records Title – We did it! I am delighted to be writing to let you know that Face Britain achieved the Guinness World Records title for 'most artists working on the same art installation'! Many congratulations to you and your children on achieving a Guinness World Records title. A staggering total of 201,948 portraits have been thoroughly scrutinised by Guin ness World Records and verified as individual artworks. You may be pleased to know that the previous record, set in 2009 in Tel Aviv with 28,267 contributors, has more than been surpassed. We will officially announce the record on Tuesday 12th June but wanted to let everyone who took part hear the news first. Attached is a template Press Release for you to customise and forward onto your local media to share the good news about your vital role in achieving the Guinness World Records title with your local community. Also attached is a Face Britain Certificate of Participation with the Guinness World Records Record Holder logo which you might like to print out, personalise and present to all your pupils who created self portraits in support of Face Britain. This will provide a lasting memento of their participation in Face Britain that aimed to put the nation's children and young people at the forefront of the Jubilee celebrations. Should you wish to have your own official Guinness World Records certificate you can purchase one direct from Guinness World Records. They offer a standard certificate or one which is personalised with your name or that of your school/youth group/family. To place an order please contact: certificate@guinnessworldrecords.com and copy in claire.burgess@guinnessworldrecords.com and quote the ID: 340937. Palace Projection & Future Activity Every child's self-portrait was included in the montage image of HM The Queen that was projected onto Buckingham Palace and screened digitally nationwide for 3 nights in April to coincide with HM The Queen's Birthday. You can view footage of the projection via The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts website The entire collection of uploaded portraits will be stored in perpetuity for the nation by The British Library, thereby providing a lasting legacy and a vibrant snapshot of the 2012 Generation. As such, your pupils are part of history in the making. The montage image, along with children's individual self portraits, will continue to be showcased until the end of the year on over 200 JCDecaux digital advertising screens in train stations and shopping centres around the UK.

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