Call for Application/ GIF IT UP: Gif-making Competition

About

GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. It is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital NZ and Trove. This year two new content partners are joining the fun – Japan Search, a platform giving access to digitised material from cultural institutions across Japan, and DAG Museums in Kolkata.

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.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Find an inspiring piece of copyright-free or openly licensed material from EuropeanaDPLADigital NZTroveJapan Search or chosen by DAG Museums.

2. Create an awesome GIF (Don’t know how? No worries – we have lots of resources to get you started.)

3. Submit your GIF for a chance to win great prizes

4. Share your creation on social media using the hashtag #GIFITUP2020

To enter GIF IT UP, you need to make a GIF with material found in one of the following sources: Europeana, Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital NZ, TroveJapan Search or DAG Museums. 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.

Jury and Prizes

We are extremely happy to introduce you to this year’s GIF IT UP amazing jury:

  • Zuzanna Stańska – founder of DailyArt,
  • Dani Newman – Head of Artists Partnerships at GIPHY,
  • Estella Oncins Noguer – Post Doctoral Research Fellow in TransMedia Catalonia

Creative GIF-makers can expect great prizes:

Grand prize winner will receive a 100 EUR Redbubble gift certificate and access to DailyArt art history online courses

3 runners-up will receive a 50 EUR Redbubble gift certificate and access to DailyArt art history online courses

First-time GIF-maker will receive a 50 EUR Redbubble gift certificate and access to DailyArt art history online courses

People’s choice award winner will receive a 100 EUR Redbubble gift certificate and access to DailyArt art history online courses

3 winners of Children and Teenagers Category (age 6-18) will receive a 50 EUR Redbubble gift certificate and access to DailyArt art history online courses

GIPHY Backdrop category winner will receive a 50 EUR Redbubble gift certificate and access to DailyArt art history online courses

Results will be announced on the GIF IT UP website and related social media.

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