So GIF-ted! Meet the winners of #GIFitUP 2016

written by Aleksandra Strzelichowska on November 17, 2016 in Competitions and Content with one Comment

Dear GIF-makers and GIF-lovers! Time to reveal 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 has also awarded a special prize for a GIF created from #Europeana280 artworks.

Here are the winners:

Grand Prize Winner

This entry was created by Kristen Carter and Jeff Gill from Los Angeles, California using source material from the National Library of France via The European Library via Europeana. This gif is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

Runners Up

This entry was created by Julien Brachhammer from Rouen, France using source material from Moderna Galerija, Project DCA via Europeana. This gif is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

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This entry was created by Lorena Colme (Rosa Fiori) from Lavis, Trento, Italy using source material from the Yale University Art Gallery via ArtStor via DPLA. This gif is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

This entry was submitted by Kristen Carter and Jeff Gill from Los Angeles, California using source material from Norsk Folkemuseum via Arts Council Norway via Europeana. This gif is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

This entry was created by Juan Ibanez from Seville, Spain using source material from Libraries Australia via Trove. This gif is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

This entry was created by Richard Naples from Washington, D.C. using source material from The New York Public Library via DPLA. This gif is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

Europeana Winner


This entry is by A. L. Crego from A Coruña, Galicia, Spain using source material from BRANDTS and the Wellcome Library via the European Library via Europeana. This gif is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

Trove General Prize

This entry was created by Tim Highfield from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia using source material from Libraries Australia via Trove. This gif is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

More Trove prizes here.

People’s Choice Award

This entry is by Nono Burling of Olympia, Washington using source material from the collection of The New York Public Library via Digital Public Library of America.

This GIF is made available under a CC-BY-SA license.

In the coming weeks, we will celebrate and feature all the GIFs using Europeana content. Missed the contest but interested in GIFs and GIF-making? Check this blog post!