GIF IT UP

GIF IT UP

GIF IT UP is an international competition to find the best gifs using public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material found in DPLA and other participating digital libraries.  The 2016 GIF IT UP contest was the third iteration of the event and DPLA has been grateful for collaboration with partners Europeana, Trove, and DigitalNZ each year.

Visit each year’s contest page to view the entries, see the winners, and learn more about the contest guidelines:

GIF IT UP 2016

GIF IT UP 2015

GIF IT UP 2014

 

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2016 GIF IT UP Grand Prize Winner, created by Jeff Gill and Kristen Carter using material from Europeana.

If you missed the GIF IT UP contest or are interested in continuing to explore the possibilities for cultural heritage gif art, you may be interested in the following resources:

Select collections available for reuse

GIF-Making Workshop Series: “GIF Making 101” and  “Advanced GIF Making Techniques”

Let us know what you create using DPLA materials by mentioning us on Twitter @dpla, Facebook @digitalpubliclibraryofamerica or Tumblr @digitalpubliclibraryofamerica.


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Meet the Winners of GIF IT UP 2016
November 16, 2016

Meet the Winners of GIF IT UP 2016

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP 2016! For this year’s competition, the grand prize and runners up were determined by judges Adam Green of The Public Domain Review and Sarah Schaaf of Imgur. The People’s Choice Award was determined by most notes on Tumblr as of November 14, 2016. Europeana and Trove have also awarded prizes for best reuse of materials from their collections.

On Your Mark, Get Set… GIF!
September 30, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set… GIF!

GIF IT UP 2016 officially kicks off October 1! We are thrilled to be kicking off our third annual GIF IT UP contest and are already eager to see your great submissions. To get the ball rolling, here’s your one-stop guide to everything you need to get started.

GIF IT UP Returns on October 1
September 13, 2016

GIF IT UP Returns on October 1

Calling all gif makers, creatives, history nuts, animators, and more! GIF IT UP, the annual DPLA competition seeking innovative and endlessly looping uses of archival videos and images, returns on October 1.