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GIF IT UP 2016

Calling all GIF-makers and cultural heritage enthusiasts

Małgorzata Szynkielewska (opens in new window) (Europeana Foundation)

After successful runs in 2014 and 2015, GIF IT UP returns for its third year, and Europeana joins in again with our best open collections – see below! GIF IT UP is a challenge looking for the best GIFs created from public domain and openly licensed material available in digital libraries around the world. The competition organised by DPLA aims to encourage all GIF-makers and cultural heritage enthusiasts to reuse and mix open content.

Tobias Rothe, 2015 Grand Prize Winner Tobias Rothe, 2015 Grand Prize Winner

How it works To enter GIF IT UP, you need to make a GIF with material found in one of four places: Europeana, DPLADigitalNZ or Trove, or a combination GIF with material from several of these sources. Your source material must be clearly marked as: in the public domain, have a ‘no known copyright restrictions’ statement or have a Creative Commons license which allows for reuse.

You have time until October 31 to enter up to 3 GIFs, using still images or video. Ready to submit your GIF? Use the submission form.

Before you start making your GIF, be sure to read the rules and guidelines.

Judges and Prizes GIF IT UP 2016 will be judged by Sarah Schaaf from Imgur and Adam Green from The Public Domain Review, who will be awarding one grand prize winner with a Giphoscope, as well as three runners up and people’s choice award, who will each receive Amazon gift certificates.

To win a special Europeana-sponsored prize (€50 Amazon voucher+Europeana goodie bag) create a GIF with one of reusable images from Europeana280 - set of artworks chosen by 28 EU countries plus Norway. More about all the prizes here. All entries that meet the criteria outlined below in ‘Rules and Guidelines’ will be showcased on the GIF IT UP Tumblr Gallery.

By Juan Ibanez in Sevilla, Spain. GIF IT UP 2015

To see more collections available for re-use head to DPLA page. Get inspiration from last year participants and let's start creating!

By Juan Ibanez in Sevilla, Spain. GIF IT UP 2015 By Yali Herbet from Netanya, Israel. GIF IT UP 2015 By Maarten Brinkerink from Rotterdam, Netherlands. GIF IT UP 2015 By Harley Morrison from Philippi, West Virginia. GIF IT UP 2015   By Richard Naples from Washington DC. GIF IT UP 2015   By Devin Pascoe from Atlanta, Georgia (USA). GIF IT UP 2015   By Falcao Lucas from Ericeira, Portugal. GIF IT UP 2015   By Liz Dewar from London, England. GIF IT UP 2015   By Nina Turcanova from Bratislava, Slovakia. GIF IT UP 2015   By A.L. Crego from A Coruña, Spain. GIF IT UP 2015