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Festooned


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"Festooned", fest...

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festooned

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Jovial

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Zeal For Tennis!

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Festooned

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The Festooned Boy

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Pandemonium

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Festooned

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Festooned Christm...

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The tree is all f...

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Festooned Gif

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Festooned Gif

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Festooned - Gage ...

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Waiting for Puppy...

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Festooned College...

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Festooned

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Pandemonium by Na...

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festooned

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Full Zeal

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Pandemonium

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Festooned - Robert

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Hurray

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A Party Pandemoni...

Words of Joy!

Here’s how this contest works:

We have six visually powerful words for you to choose from. Pick one and create an original GIF image that illustrates the definition of the word. Check out our examples of definition GIFs here.

GIFs are short moving images that loop continuously, so think carefully about your visualization. Your GIF must present both the word and part of speech graphically on-screen, like this. Get creative with looping, time manipulation, stop-motion or any other interesting film device.

1) Heartily (adverb) - enthusiastically

Heartily is an adverb that means enthusiastically.

Heartily is an adverb that describes actions that are expressed warmly, without restraint, and with much enthusiasm.

Examples:

  • When I won the race, my proud father hugged me heartily. He also clapped me on the back so heartily that I nearly spit out my water.
  • The young stand-up comedian made us laugh so heartily that we almost fell out of our seats. When she finished we cheered heartily, whistling, clapping, and pumping our fists.

2) Jovial (adjective) - cheerful

Jovial is an adjective that means cheerful.

When describing people, jovial can describe both their character and their specific mood or action. A bus driver who is always laughing and making jokes might be described as a jovial person. Her laughter could also be jovial laughter.

Examples:

  • It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or sunny, our bus driver always waves to everybody and smiles. She is the one of the most jovial people I have ever met!
  • I know my father is happy when I hear my his jovial singing in the shower.

3) Zeal (noun) - enthusiasm

Zeal is a noun that means enthusiasm.

Zeal is often used to describe a person’s energy, passion, or devotion to a cause.

Examples:

  • She attacked the tree planting campaign with an incredible zeal.She must have planted 100 trees in one day!
  • He was born with a natural zeal for reading, he can finish an entire book in one day.

4) Pandemonium (noun) – noisy confusing disorder

Pandemonium is a noun that means noisy confusing disorder.

Pandemoniumoften describes a chaotic and crowded scene—most likely where everyone is running around like chickens. As you can imagine that could be both good or bad. In this case we are talking about the good kind of pandemonium: a wild celebration. See the examples below and let your imagination run wild!

Example:

  • New Year’s Eve is always total pandemonium: excited people cheering, singing, jumping, kissing, and making a total happy mess.
  • After I hit the game-winning home run, the field was absolute pandemonium! The fans poured onto the field, jumping and running around like crazy people!

5) Fervently (adverb) - intensely

Fervently is an adverb that means intensely.

Fervently describes actions that are done with great passion, very intense belief, or strong feelings.

Examples:

  • He spoke fervently about the need to recycle: spit flew from his mouth, his eyebrows went up and down like caterpillars, and he pounded the table excitedly.
  • I love my mom fervently and I guess she feels the same way. When I returned home from camp last summer, she picked me up and hugged me and swung me around and around! I thought she wouldn’t let go!

6) Festooned (verb) - decorated

Festooned is a verb that means decorated.

Festooned is a verb that means decorated, but not exactly like decorating a cake. It refers more to hanging decorations, like streamers or ornaments, around a room.

Examples:

  • We festooned all of the trees in the park with lights, looping long strings from branch to branch.
  • The barbeque was so much fun! My little sister festooned everyone in my family with a daisy chain around each of our necks.

GET STARTED:

1. CHOOSE YOUR WORD

2. READ THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN THE RULES TAB.

3. CHECK OUT GIF-MAKING TIPS IN THE RESOURCES TAB.

4. GO CREATE!

Submission requirements:

In your GIF image that is less than 2 MB, you must:

  • Choose one word from the list provided.
  • Show the word, part of speech, and definition graphically on screen throughout the GIF.
  • Clearly demonstrate the meaning of the word.
  • Meet all official rules and requirements.

Key Dates:

  • December 2, 2013 - Contest opens
  • December 23, 2013 - Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • January 20, 2014 - Winners announced on the Project ED website

Finalist and Winner Judging Criteria:

GIFs are evaluated based on the following criteria, weighed equally:

  • Educational merit and accuracy: Your submission achieves the educational goals presented in the contest brief and viewers learn intended material from your video.
  • Creativity and Engagement: Your submission presents educational content in an artistic and innovative way.
  • Appropriate content: Your submission does not contain indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, or offensive material.
  • In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken on the basis of the tied entrants’ scores in the “Educational merit and accuracy” criteria.

Prizes:

Prizes per contest vary. In most cases, a grand prize will be awarded to one video in the ‘Student’ category and one in the ‘Adult’ category. All entries are categorized by age of the submitter. Submitters under the age of 18 are placed into the ‘Student’ category and submitters 18 years or older are placed in the adult category. Finalists will also receive a prize. Rules for each contest explain how and when we will notify you and the date the prizes will be announced. Prizes are awarded at Amplify’s discretion and are subject to the applicable district and school policies. Prizes for teachers may be awarded via DonorChoose.org.

Official Requirements:

  • The image’s creator must be 13 or over.
  • Entrants who are minors must obtain a parent’s or guardian’s consent to enter the contest.
  • You must use appropriate language and content.
  • You must properly clear and credit any source film clips, images, or locations you use. To verify winning entries, participants will be asked to submit proof of proper clearances.
  • You can only submit one entry per contest.
  • If you are employed by a school you must ensure your entry into this contest is in compliance with your institution’s policies.
  • Please carefully read the complete rules listed in theContest Terms.

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