GIF IT UP

GIF IT UP 2019 – your favourite GIF-making competition is back!

Join us in gif-making fun by creatively reusing digitised cultural heritage material before 31 October!

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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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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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