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Prize whistlers gather for international convention (VIDEO)

Thursday - 4/18/2013, 4:27am  ET

WASHINGTON - Perhaps Lauren Bacall said it best to Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" -- "You just put your lips together and blow."

Turns out that's what a lot of folks are doing this week in Louisburg, N.C., not far from the Virginia border, at the 40th annual International Whistlers Convention.

There's a whistlers school, and competitions for both adult and teenage whistlers.

Among the tips provided by convention organizers to contestants: Don't forget your favorite lip balm, and water.

Watch video from the 2012 International Whistlers Convention:

WTOP's Brennan Haselton contributed to this report. Follow @bhaseltonWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.

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