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GIF IT UP 2019

Your favourite GIF-making competition is back

Aleksandra Strzelichowska (opens in new window) (Europeana Foundation)

For the sixth time, from 1 – 31 October, all GIF-makers, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet are invited to create brand new GIFs by remixing copyright-free and openly licensed material from Europeana, Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital NZ and Trove.


1. Find an inspiring piece of copyright-free / openly licensed material from Europeana CollectionsDPLATrove, or DigitalNZ.
2. Create an awesome GIF.
3. Submit it for a chance to win great prizes.
4. Share your creation on social media using the hashtag #GIFITUP2019


In 2019, Europeana is running Europe at Work, a project exploring industrial heritage and working life in Europe across time. That’s why we created a special prize category for a gif created from material related to industrial heritage. So get the cogs turning and the machines running! 

Another special category is for children and teenagers between 6 and 18. Creating GIFs is a great way to develop digital skills and learn about copyright and online sharing from a young age.

Find out more and submit your gif on the competition’s website.