29 September 2016

Want to have some fun with historic images? GIF IT UP might be for you! (starts 1 October)

Want to have some fun with historic images?  GIF IT UP might be for you! (starts 1 October)

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is again holding it GIF IT UP competition starting 1 October.

Here is the scoop …

Calling all gif makers, creatives, history nuts, animators, and more! GIF IT UP — DPLA’s annual competition seeking innovative and endlessly looping uses of archival videos and images — returns on October 1.

The rules are simple:

1.   Find your favorite piece of copyright-free material from DPLAEuropeanaTrove, or DigitalNZ
2.   Create a sweet gif
3.   Submit it for a chance to win some nifty prizes

To find out more about the 2016 competition, including available prizes and submission rules, visit https://dp.la/info/gif-it-up/. 

… GIF IT UP is all about exploring DPLA and the other participating digital libraries for the perfect piece of open content. If you’re not sure what type of material you should be looking for when creating a gif, here are some helpful suggestions to get you started.

Seeking some inspiration?  Check out the winners from 2015 and 2014.

Which GIF IT UP past winner is your favorite?

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