Calling all gif-makers, creatives, history nuts, animators,and lovers of the internet. GIF IT UP (October 1-31, 2016) is an annual international competitions organized by the Digital Public Library of America to find the best gifs using public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other materials found in DPLA and other participating digital libraries.

How it works

To enter GIF IT UP, you need to make a gif with material(s) which you have found on DPLA,Europeana, DigitalNZ, or Trove. Your source material must come from at least one of these four sources and 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.

Tobias Roth

Tobias Rothe, 2015 Grand Prize Winner (more info)

You can enter up to three gifs, using still images or video from the four participating digital libraries. You have from October 1 to October 31 to submit your entry.

All entries that meet the criteria outlined on the submission guidelines page below will be showcased on the competition’s Tumblr and generally adored by the Internet. Entries that do not meet the criteria will not be posted online.

Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and thoroughness (i.e., correct URL to source material and contextual information).

Apply and learn more here.

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