Competitions

GIF IT UP 2018 – create animated GIFs from openly licensed cultural heritage material

Your favourite GIF-making competition is back! For the fifth 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 America, Digital NZ and Trove.   HOW TO PARTICIPATE? 1. Find an inspiring piece of […]

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Winners of GIF IT UP 2017

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 bit.ly/GIFITUP2017 and GIPHY. Thanks again to […]

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How to make a GIF from a series of photos

You have one more week left to participate in GIF IT UP. If you think it’s not enough time, read on and see how quickly you can create a GIF using a series of photos. via GIPHY Start with choosing content, there are a lot of photos representing different phases of movement available on Europeana. […]

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Playing with colours – make your first GIF IT UP entry

Today we’ll learn how to make an animated GIF by playing with colours. The best material for this kind of GIF will include things that blink or go on-off  such as lights, neon letters. via GIPHY You could also use images of flowers, geometric shapes, or take a monochromatic image and let only a small […]

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Getting creative with stickers & effects – make your first GIF

Last week we showed how to make a GIF from a vintage video. Today, we will show you how to boost artworks with effects and stickers available on GIPHY. Go to GIPHY’s GIF maker and upload a static image or a GIF (you can learn how to make one in this tutorial). Once you’ve done […]

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Make a GIF from a vintage video

Always wanted to make an animated GIF, but didn’t know how? We have something for you! In the coming weeks, we will be showing some easy GIF-making techniques to help you create your GIF IT UP entry. You will be eligible for a special prize for first-time GIF-makers. In this category, the jury will focus […]

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GIF IT UP 2017

Yes, it’s already this time of year… Time for the fourth edition of GIF IT UP! 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 four international digital libraries. HOW TO PARTICIPATE? 1. Find […]

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Winners of Picture This! Competition

In the beginning of July, we have invited you to show us how the places featured on the vintage postcards from our Picture This! exhibition look nowadays. You flooded us with amazing photos throughout the summer! We have received over 400 entries – huge thanks to all the participants who sent us their best photographs of beautiful […]

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

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. […]

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How to make an animated GIF – resources and ideas for your #GIFitUP entry

#GIFitUP is about creating #GIFs from public domain and openly licensed material available in digital libraries around the world. It is a great opportunity to discover some new interesting content, remix and reuse it. It is also a chance to challenge one’s creative skills. Everyone is welcome to take part, especially first-time GIF makers! We […]

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GIF IT UP 2016

After successful runs in 2014 and 2015, GIF IT UP returns for its third year, and Europeana joins in again with our best open collections – see below! GIF IT UP is a challenge looking for the best GIFs created from public domain and openly licensed material available in digital libraries around the world. The competition organised by DPLA aims to encourage all GIF-makers and cultural […]

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GIF IT UP 2015

GIF IT UP is a challenge aiming to find the best GIFs created from copyright-free heritage material. The competition organised by DPLA and DigitalNZ aims to encourage all GIF-makers, creatives, history nuts, and animators to reuse and mix the openly licensed material. Following on from GIF IT UP’s inaugural year in 2014, the competition returns this year, seeking innovative and endlessly looping […]

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Caption this! Summer contest results

The summer has come to an end, so it’s time to announce the winners of our Caption this! contest. In July and August, we weekly posted unusual images on Europeana’s Facebook page and we asked you to come up with a funny caption for them. We had a lot of fun reading all the entries and we are […]

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Caption this! summer competition

Circus Museum, CC BY-SA Here’s a little summer fun for you. Every Friday, we’ll share a great artwork or photo on Facebook and challenge you to come up with a witty caption for it. At the end of the summer, we’ll publish the funniest entries on our blog. So go ahead and caption the first […]

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A passion for design? Then this one is for you

By Milena Popova Process of co-creation for a design pilot at the workshop in Helsinki Do you have a passion for design? Are you an artist, developer, designer or entrepreneur? Join Europeana Creative’s final challenge! We want you to create products and applications that re-use Europeana content relating to the theme of Design. We welcome […]

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Creative challenge - featured

Use Europeana’s content to create an app, game or website

Enter the Europeana Creative Challenge and win a tailor-made support package to bring your product successfully to the market! Europeana is a database of about 30 million cultural and historical documents, images, sound and video files from Europe’s museums, libraries, galleries and archives. The Europeana API allows you to access to most of the collections […]

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