• Entry is free!
  • Entries must be submitted via the GIF IT UP submission form.
  • Entries must include a piece of digital heritage content sourced from one of the following linked websites: Europeana, Digital Public Library of America, DigitalNZ, Trove, Japan Search, Art Institute of Chicago, DAG Museums, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo. Entries that do not contain an item from these sources will not be considered.
  • A maximum of 3 GIFs may be entered.
  • GIF submissions must be no larger than 2MB.
  • Each entry must contain the URL(s) to the source material (e.g.; entries submitted without a URL will not be considered.
  • All source material used in GIFs must be available for free reuse, i.e. the item is in the public domain, has no known copyright, or is openly licensed. Content restricted to non-commercial use or ‘no derivatives’ is not eligible for use in this contest. To retrieve copyright free material on BAnQ numerique, on a result page, check the box “Domaine public in Canada” (public domain in Canada) and define dates to limit the search. Make sure the date chosen is before 1949. You can also follow this link.
  • Entries submitted to GIF IT UP that use public domain or CC0 material grant the contest organisers the right to assign a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence to this work. Entries containing Creative Commons-licensed content will also be assigned a CC BY 4.0 licence unless the source has an SA component to the licence, in which case the same licence will be applied.
  • Entries will be judged by an external jury and their decision is final; no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The organisers reserve the right to disqualify works that breach intellectual property rights, contain language or imagery that is offensive or obscene, or material that is confidential or invasive of personal privacy, or infringes the rights of any other person.
  • In uploading your entry you give permission for Europeana, its contest partners and the jury to post your work to the GIF IT UP website, and to promote your entry via other online platforms, for promotional and editorial purposes.
  • Please be aware of those with impaired vision when making your GIF. Consider slowing down the animation and providing descriptive contextual information with your entry.

Updated: September 20, 2023