It’s a public domain celebration! The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are very excited to announce the launch of GIF IT UP, an international competition over the next six weeks to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals. The winners will have their work featured and celebrated online at the Public Domain Review and Smithsonian.com. Pretty sweet, huh?
About GIF IT UP
How it works. The GIF IT UP competition has six categories:
- Planes, trains, and other transport
- Nature and the environment
- Your hometown, state, or province
- WWI, 1914-1918
- GIF using a stereoscopic image
A winner will be selected in each of these categories and, if necessary, a winner will be awarded in two fields: use of an animated still public domain image, and use of video material.
To view the competition’s official homepage, visit http://dp.la/info/gif-it-up/.
Judging. GIF IT UP will be co-judged by Adam Green, Editor of the Public Domain Review and by Brian Wolly, Digital Editor of Smithsonian.com. Entries will be judged on coherence with category theme, thoroughness of entry (correct link to source material and contextual information), creativity, and originality.
Gallery. All entries that meet the criteria outlined below in the Guidelines and Rules will be posted to the GIF IT UP Tumblr Gallery. The gallery entries with the most amount of Tumblr “notes” will receive the people’s choice award and will appear online at the Public Domain Review and Smithsonian.com alongside the category winners.
Deadline. The competition deadline is December 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST / December 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM GMT+13.
GIFtastic Resources. You can find more information about GIF IT UP–including select DPLA and DigitalNZ collections available for re-use and a list of handy GIF-making tips and tools–over on the GIF IT UP homepage.
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