GIFITUP 2017 is getting jiggy

Posted on 12 October 2017 by Admin

Alice says: doh

Collection of Te Papa Tongarewa - No Known Copyright Restrictions: Alice in Wonderland (Part 1), Down the rabbit hole: she grew and grew until she had to lie down on the floor; Production W. Butcher & Sons; publisher; circa 1900; London, Sir John Tenniel; artist; circa 1865, Unknown; manufacturer(s); circa 1900; Germany

DigitalNZ, once again in collaboration with Europeana, DPLA and Trove is running GIF IT UP. The annual GIF-making competition encourages the reuse of cultural collections the world over.

From 1 to 31 October 2017, all GIF-makers, history nuts, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet are invited to take part in the 4th annual GIF IT UP competition. Entrants will create brand-new GIFs by remixing copyright-free material from four international digital libraries. The contest is supported by GIPHY, the world's largest library of animated GIFs.

I’ve never really got what a GIF is?

GIFs are images, videos or texts that have been digitally manipulated to become animated. By adding flying objects, a gentle breeze or dancing legs, static images or video are given a bold, sometimes unsettling, or fantastical new life.

The competition receives international attention for its creative re-use of cultural collection items. There are big prizes to win this year, including:

• the grand prize — the Electric Object — a cool new way of viewing digital art• a people’s choice award — the winner receives a giphoscope.

GIFs will be shared on the dedicated GIPHY GIFITUP channel for the world to see and use – don’t forget, your GIFs will be openly-licensed, and available to be used by anyone. You might become famous.

So give it a go! ENTER GIFITUP2017

For help and inspiration...

How to make a GIF

Openly licensed material you can use

Ideas on GIPHY

GIF IT UP 2016

Hashtag: #GIFITUP2017

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