I was honoured to be asked to adjudicate at this Guinness World Record attempt last Sat 9th February at Kent Medway University. Click here for the article in the local newspaper Kent Online. The adjudicators’ job was two-fold – to count the total number of hearts, and verify that each heart to be included met the required standards set by Guinness. My co-adjudicator, Ilona Hurrell, from the Rochester Bridge Trust local charity, likened it to parts of her engineering expertise counting rivets on bridges for safety purposes! As in the linked article, it was a spectacular display, and (touch wood) the record will be verified and agreed by Guinness in due course. Whatever the outcome, the bringing together in a joint endeavour of 40-odd local community groups & charities & people of all ages and backgrounds was an achievement in itself.
Held on the Saturday before St Valentine’s Day, it was a fitting occasion to spread “the love of origami” in a worthy cause.
Tony O’Hare, Chair, British Origami Society