Rules for Longest painting by numbers

  • The painting should be done upon canvas, board or similar. Multiple canvases may be used to be joined together upon completion.
  • The completed painting must be no less than 1 m wide.
  • The canvas should be divided clearly into sections that should be numbered – the numbers should correspond to the colours to be applied to the sections.
  • Paint may be applied by any suitable means – brush, roller, etc.
  • Paint must be used. Crayons, chalk etc are not acceptable.
  • The attempt must take place at a single location.
  • The record is for the length of the painting but the number of persons participating must also be given.
  • The painting should be done to a reasonable standard. The finished canvas must display a complete picture and should not display unrelated images.
  • Please make sure you follow ALL these rules:
    • The record is measured by the total length of the finished piece in metres (given to 0.001 m), with the equivalent imperial measurement also to be given in feet and inches.
    • The measurement must take place in a public place or in a venue open to public inspection.
    • The measurement of the painting must be undertaken by a qualified surveyor.
    •  The record attempt and measurement must be overseen by two independent witnesses.
    • All measurements must be given in both metric and imperial terms.
    • The painting must be done on a canvas, board or similar. Paintings directly applied to floors or walls will
      not be accepted for this category.
    • If the canvas is made up of different sections, they must be firmly fixed together (i.e. glued) so that the
      joins are not visible and so that there are no gaps between the sections. This must be done before any
      measuring takes place.
    • The painting must be of a recognizable image at the discretion of Guinness World Records.
    • Although the type of picture is not important, the final picture should form a single image or related images in a theme.
    • The image must be one continuous representation
    • Even if the painting is not made by commercial/professional enterprises, reasonable standards of
      workmanship are required.
    • The artwork does not need to be permanent installation.
    • The supplies used must be available commercially.