Winners of GIF IT UP 2017

written by Europeana on November 22, 2017 in Competitions and News with 2 comments

Dear GIF-makers and GIF-lovers! Time to reveal the winners of GIF IT UP 2017!

Huge thank you to all the participants! It was a very tight competition and we were blown away by the amount of imaginative and amusing creations that were submitted  –  you can browse through all the GIFs at  and GIPHY.

Thanks again to our great judges: Ari Spool (GIPHY Arts), Zuzanna Stańska (DailyArt), and Adam Green (The Public Domain Review) for taking time to evaluate over 150 entries! And a special shout-out to the other participating GIF IT UP digital libraries: DPLA, Trove, and DigitalNZ – this cross-continent cooperation was fun on its own.

The Grand Prize, runners up and First-time GIF-maker Award were determined by the judges, while the People’s Choice Award was determined by most public votes. So let’s meet the most GIF-ted participants this year:

Grand Prize Winner

This entry was created by Kristen Carter and Jeff Gill from Los Angeles, California using the source material from the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon. This gif is made available under a CC BY-SA license.

 

Runners Up

This entry was created by Alex Segers (the Netherlands), combining the source materials from National Library of France (1 and 2), with Rijksmuseum. This gif is made available under a CC BY-SA license.

This entry was created by Brianne Charnigo (Virginia, USA) using the source material from the Nationalmuseum, Sweden. This gif is made available under a CC BY-SA license.

This entry was submitted by Judy Elfferich (Vught, The Netherlands) using source material from CODA Museum in Apeldoorn. This gif is made available under a CC BY-SA license.

This entry was created by Justine Grinberga (Liepaja, Latvia) using source material from the Circus Museum. This gif is made available under a CC BY-SA license.

 

First-time GIF-maker

This entry is by Alexander King (New York, USA) using source material from the Wellcome Library, London. This gif is made available under a CC BY-SA license.

 

People’s Choice Award

This entry is by Hannah Langford Berman (Vancouver, Canada) using source material from the National Library of Romania.  This gif is made available under a CC BY-SA license.

 

In the coming weeks, we will keep celebrating and featuring GIFs created from cultural heritage content. Missed the contest but interested in GIFs and GIF-making? Check our tutorials and start practising for next year!