Guest Post: Q & A with Beth Bailey: Winner of The Guinness World Records 2022 Book Cover Comp!

GWR competition winner Beth Bailey at 11-years-old submitted a drawing of what she thought the cover of the Guinness World Records 2022 should look like and out of thousands of applicants Beth won! 

She is now featured on the GWR 2022 Australian edition. Discover more about Beth and this fantastic experience in this exclusive interview.

Full Name: 

Elizabeth Bailey but everyone calls me Beth!


I am 11


I live in Togari near to Smithton, we moved to Tasmania when I was seven before that I lived in the UK in a village called Walcote, in Leicestershire, England.

Tell us a little about yourself! What year are you in? Do you have any brothers or sisters? Any pets?
I like horses! I’m in grade 5. I have one brother and we live on a dairy farm. We have 2 horses, 4 dogs, 1 cat, 5 ducks and 1 rabbit.

Do you have a super cool special skill?
Riding Stormy (my pony!)

Why did you enter the competition to get on the cover of Guinness World Records 2022?

My teacher, Miss Cramer told my class about it and we were doing it at school and then I took it home and finished it.

We loved your drawing! Tell us about it…
It is about Australia and a person doing a cartwheel.

How does it feel to be on the cover of Guinness World Records 2022?
I feel happy and excited to see it!

What’s your favourite thing about the Guinness World Records books?
I really like the amazing animals one and the funny records people have done.

Is there a record that you think you could or wish you could break? What is it?
Most horse hugs in a minute!

What would you like to see on the cover of Guinness World Records 2023 (next year’s book)?

My friends and pets.
Global pandemics and lockdowns haven’t stopped record breakers from achieving spectacular things: indeed, they’ve given many people the chance to focus on their ambitions and attain goals beyond their expectations.

The changing pace of the last year has also given GWR the opportunity to take stock of our planet and explore the current state of the environment, as seen through our unique record-breaking lens. Plus, GWR has reached out to some of the young people who refuse to let their age be a barrier to success. What are they doing to change their world? What inspires them? Find out in Guinness World Records 2022.

September 23, 2021 at 12:31PM DimbutNice