GIF It Up, Florida 2019 Winners

The Sunshine State Digital Network in partnership with Florida State University Libraries is happy to announce the winners for the 2019 GIF It Up, Florida Contest.

Entries were judged on 3 categories:

  • Creativity: how the original source material is transformed to create a unique GIF.
  • Technical Execution: level of skill or craft that can be perceived to have been used in creating the GIF.
  • “Floridaness”: how well the GIF captures or communicates some aspect(s) of living in Florida and/or the State’s history, culture, or aesthetics.

Tied for first place are two entries by Rebecca Bakker from Miami, Florida.

“Taking My Morning Ride at Miami, Florida” entered by Rebecca Bakker
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“Miami Beach Casino Swimming Pool” entered by Rebecca Bakker
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Second place winner by Arjay Romanowski from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” entered by Arjay Romanowski
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Third place winner by Elliot Williams from Austin, Texas.

“Flying clipperwise in your double decked “Strato” Clipper” entered by Elliot Williams
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Congratulations to our winners! Thank you to all of those who entered the contest. You can view all contest entries on the contest entries gallery page of the contest website.


Winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award is Elise Aiello from Tampa, Florida.

Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration entered by Elise Aiello
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