GIF IT UP is BACK! The 2020 Edition – Open Call!

These are my submissions below – GIF IT UP 2020!

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Soooo, what is “GIF IT UP?” 

GIF IT UP is an annual gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitized cultural heritage material. It is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of AmericaDigital NZ and Trove. This year two new content partners are joining the fun – Japan Search, a platform giving access to digitized material from cultural institutions across Japan, and DAG Museums in Kolkata.

From 1 – 31 2020 – 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.


1. Find an inspiring piece of copyright-free or openly licensed material from EuropeanaDPLADigital NZTroveJapan Search or chosen by DAG Museums.

2. Create an awesome GIF (Don’t know how? No worries – we have lots of resources to get you started.)

3Submit your GIF for a chance to win great prizes –

4. Share your creation on social media using the hashtag #GIFITUP2020

These are my submissions below!

My process is pretty simple, I jump into the archives and have fun selecting images! There is so much great stuff to explore. I love the feeling of getting lost in time. The images and archives above are really time-machines! I tend to look for things that connect to my childhood and or allow me to play with humor.Most of my animations below are created in Adobe photoshop and after effects. Keep in mind, using after effects with high resolution images may result in big file sizes. The GIF IT UP upload file size (maybe 3 MB tops!) allowance is small! (I hope they change this!) Have fun!