• Entry is free via the submission form.
  • Each entrant can submit up to three gifs for the competition.
  • Each individual entry must include one piece of digital content that is available online in Europeana (, DPLA (,
    DigitalNZ (, Trove (, Japan Search (, Art Institute of Chicago ( or chosen by DAG Museums ( Entries that do not contain at least one item from these sources will not be considered.
  • Each individual entry must contain the URL(s) to the source material used (e.g,; entries without a proper URL from one of the four participating digital libraries will not be considered.
  • All source material must be available for free and legal reuse (i.e., the item is in the public domain, has no known copyright, or is openly licensed, meaning not restricted from the creation of derivatives or commercial use).
  • Entries submitted to the GIF IT UP competition containing public domain material grant the competition 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, unless the source has an SA component to the licence, in which case the same licence will be applied.
  • Size must be no larger than 2MB
  • Entries will be judged by external judges, their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The organizers reserve the right to disqualify works that breach third party 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, DPLA, DigitalNZ, Trove, Japan Search, DAG Museums, Art Institute of Chicago and the competition’s judges to post your work to the competition’s website, promote via the organizations and judges’ other online channels, and adapt for other possible promotional and editorial purposes.
  • Lastly, we encourage you to be aware of those with impaired vision when making your GIF. Consider slowing down the animation and providing descriptive contextual information with your entry.