How to set or break a record

To become a record-holder requires determination, extraordinary skills and commitment. Before applying for an existing record, check the present information and confirm you’ve got what it takes to interrupt the record. If you're suggesting a replacement record idea, we recommend that you simply spend a while searching our current records to ascertain what may have already got been achieved in your area of experience . Every newly approved record idea has got to be significantly different from existing records and demonstrate a totally new skill. Being the primary to suggest a record doesn't immediately qualify for acceptance, with around 60% of applications for brand spanking new records being rejected. However, we are always trying to find new exciting ideas to reflect the world’s diversity.

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1. Explore the DBR records database thoroughly

2. Choose a record to attempt

Maybe you already have a record in mind you want to attempt, or you can suggest a new idea.

3. Apply and wait to receive the guidelines.

If your suggestion is not accepted, we will still reply and explain why. This can take up to 7 Working Days or more if there is higher demand than usual. Please check current waiting times for the most up to date information. If you are in a hurry you can fast track your application by purchasing a Priority Application service (charges apply). Please note: If you are a brand or agency please follow our account managed services route.

4. Understand the requirements and evidence needed for the attempt

You will have access to a very important document called GUIDE TO YOUR EVIDENCE, which will explain in detail how to get your delhi book of record attempt verified. Many attempts are rejected because the rules have not been followed correctly.

5. Practice, practise, practise…

It takes a lot of time and dedication to become the best! Only move on to the following step when you are confident you can beat the record, or the minimum requirement in the case of a new record.

6. Carry out your official delhi book of record attempt

Decide on a date, time and location for the record attempt, making sure you have the logistics planned out and the necessary equipment available.

Arrange the presence of the independent witnesses and any other specialists required. You must also make sure a photographer and videographer are there to document your attempt. Be sure to check the current record you need to beat in case it’s been broken, then attempt the record and have fun!

7. Upload your evidence, cover letter and all other required documents

More than 50% of submissions are rejected because the evidence is insufficient. Once you are confident with the submission, upload your evidence online and await the result. Our Records Management Team review each application individually and the process can take up to 12 weeks. Check current waiting times for the most up to date information.

8. The moment of truth!

If you are successful, congratulations - you will receive an official Delhi Book of Records Certificate (further certificates and merchandise can be purchased in the DBR Store). If not, do not give up, you can apply again or pick a different record to attempt.

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