Weekly record challenge

Spending time indoors doesn’t mean you have to be bored. In fact, with the extra time, you can aspire to do great things, including becoming a Guinness World Records title holder with the new #GWRchallenge!
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With the ongoing changes around the globe, we want everyone to be able to stay inspired and have fun, while staying inside.

That's why we’re pleased to bring you the #GWRchallenge, a weekly record challenge we will be hosting across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. This will (hopefully!) lead to a new title holder every week.

The guidelines for each weekly challenge will be posted here, as well as our social channels, as a reference for anyone who needs them.

And the best part? All attempts utilize household materials, or include no materials at all, so anyone can take part from within their home!

Every Friday, the #GWRchallenge will conclude and we will announce the record holder.

Then we'll declare the newest #GWRchallenge for you to try at home!

We’re excited to see your best submissions and can’t wait to see who will become Officially Amazing!™

There are a few things you can do to ensure your attempt gets recognized and help us verify your record!

  1. The footage of the actual attempt must be one-take, no edits or cuts please!
  2. Be sure to follow ALL rules
  3. Tag our account and use our hashtag
  4. Call out the number or score you’ve achieved in your caption

Challenge 1 - most football (soccer) touches in 30 seconds with a toilet roll

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Any brand-new, unused toilet roll can be used.
  • Make sure you’re standing for the attempt and after a 3,2,1 countdown start kicking the toilet roll on the feet or bouncing on your head. You can then use any part of your body to juggle the toilet roll except your arms and hands.
  • Make sure the toilet roll remains in the air between touches and if it hits the floor, a wall, a chair or anything else during the attempt the attempt ends.
  • Please use the toilet roll after the attempt and don’t let it go to waste (they're a precious commodity!)

Challenge 2 - fastest time to make a 10 can pyramid

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For this record you'll need 10 food cans.
  • The pyramid must be made of a 4 can base, topped with layers of 3, 2, then finally 1 can.
  • Only one hand is allowed to be used for this attempt. Choose wisely!
  • When you're ready start stacking your cans into a pyramid on a hard surface. Think tables, kitchen counters, or the floor!
  • The cans cannot be slid across the surface, they must be placed in position.

Once you have stacked your pyramid, enjoy a nice hot bowl of soup!

Challenge 3 - fastest time to put on 10 socks

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For this record you will need 10 individual socks, or 5 pairs. No tights or stockings allowed!
  • The socks used must reach above the ankle. Funky patterns are optional.
  • Five socks must be put on each foot but only one sock can be put on at a time.
  • Remember to pull up each sock properly!

Challenge 4 - most side to side hops in 30 seconds 

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For this record you will need a clear space with enough room to do some hopping on one leg.
  • The floor and footwear used must not contain any springs.
  • Put an object on the ground for you to hop over. You'll have to hop either side of the object so choose wisely.
  • Make sure the non-hopping foot doesn't touch the ground and your hopping foot doesn't touch the object during the 30 seconds or you'll be disqualified.
  • No switching between feet either, please!

Challenge 5 - Fastest time to flip and catch a full suit of playing cards

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For this record you will need a full suit of playing cards, so 13 cards in total. You can use any suit.
  • The cards must be laid on and positioned over the edge of a single flat surface, side by side.
  • The cards must be at least one cards-width apart. If we think they're too close, your attempt will not count!
  • Make sure the cards are not bent out of shape.
  • You can only use one hand for this attempt, so choose wisely!
  • The card must flip 180 degrees and not touch the surface before being caught.

Challenge 6 - fastest time to put on 10 t-shirts

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For this record you will need 10 t-shirts. Button-up shirts and V-necks are not permitted.
  • The t-shirts can be short or long sleeved, or a combination of both.
  • The t-shirts cannot be cut or modified in any way.
  • You must not be touching the t-shirts before the start signal.
  • If a t-shirt rips during the attempt, that t-shirt will be discounted from the final total.
  • T-shirts must be put on one after the other, on top of each other. Putting on more than one t-shirt at once is not allowed.
  • All t-shirts must be pulled to below the waist to count towards the final total.

Challenge 7 - Most leapfrog jumps in 30 seconds by a team of two

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For this record, you will need another member of your household!
  • In case you're unfamiliar with leapfrog, it's a game in which players take turns in vaulting with parted legs over another player who is bending down.
  • The person who will be the second in turn to jump must bend over and the person who will be the first to jump must stand behind their partner.
  • The person leaping must have both feet leaving the ground simultaneously. They must place both hands on the back of their partner at the same time. The legs must be astride and the frog must not put their hands or knees on the ground.
  • The two participants must alternate being the frog.
  • You can jump over the length of the back of your partner and over their head, or you can jump over them from a sideways direction. The choice is yours!
  • If any jumps are not technically correct (i.e. if either participant falls, touches their hands or knees on the ground), they will be deducted from the total.

Challenge 8 - tallest LEGO® criss cross tower built with one hand in 30 seconds (online)

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For the purpose of this record, criss cross stacking is defined as creating a tower of LEGO® bricks. This is done by placing one brick on top of the other in the centre of, and perpendicular to, the preceding brick, creating a criss cross style pattern as the tower is built.
  • Only 2 x 4 sized bricks may be used.
  • You will need to build your tower a base plate
  • No bricks are to be connected to each other or the base plate before the start of the attempt.
  • Only one hand is permitted to be used, so choose wisely!
  • The structure must be freestanding, so no external support is to be used.
  • You must only pick up and add one brick at a time.

Challenge 9 - fastest time to put on a t-shirt while performing a handstand

This challenge is now closed.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For this record, you will need a wall and a t-shirt. Button-up shirts and V-necks are not permitted.
  • Remember, t-shirts cannot be cut or modified in any way.
  • For the purpose of this record, a completed handstand is defined as when both hands are on the ground with the legs raised vertically above them. Bending of the knees is acceptable. The legs and feet must be positioned higher than the waist.
  • You can use the wall to aid the handstand.
  • The t-shirt must be positioned in front of the you; do not touch the t-shirt prior to the start of the attempt!
  • You can already be in a handstand position before the attempt begins.
  • Make sure you remain in a handstand for the duration of the attempt and use no other external aid, apart from the wall.
  • Both the arms and the head must be placed fully through the t-shirt in a handstand position. The tshirt must then be pulled up towards the waist.
  • Once this has been achieved, you must come down from the handstand position and pull the t-shirt down so it falls fully over the waist. This marks the end of the attempt!

This week's challenge

Challenge 10 - most front to back jumps in 30 seconds

Please submit your attempt before 10am BST Thursday 11th June

The guidelines are as follows:

  • For this record you will need a clear space, away from any walls or surfaces, with enough room to do some jumping on two feet.
  • The floor and footwear used must not contain any springs.
  • Put an object on the ground for you to jump over. You'll have to jump in front and behind the object, so choose wisely.
  • Each jump and landing has to be with two feet.
  • Make sure your feet don't touch the object during the 30 seconds or you'll be disqualified.
  • Make sure the camera is positioned so we can clearly see the object being jumped over.