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Placid

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Rainy day

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Tropical Sunrise

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The Sauna

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A wet and cold room

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Tropics

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Frogs In Stagnant...

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glooming

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Dreary Panes


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Balmy tropical be...

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A Sweaty Circumst...

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weather report

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The Church

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Hot Doggy

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PLACID

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Attic Attack

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Traffic Storm

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Weather

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Dreary Definition...

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Glooming

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Humid Weather

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Horse Play

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Dreary Day

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Balmy Backyard

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Balmy beach

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Stagnant

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A Balmy Fantasy

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Placid

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Glooming Mountains

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Balmy

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The Weather Is Gl...

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Dank Vocabulary G...

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Dreary day at the...

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A balmy day at th...

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Glooming

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clouds

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Dank

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Gloomy Day

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Dreary Hills

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Balmy

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Placid by Jonatho...

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Glooming Afternoon

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Balmy

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Dreary Days

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Tropics

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Dank

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Glooming

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Dogs in the Rain

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Stagnant submerge...

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Dreary (adj.)

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Dank

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Dank

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Always Gloomy In ...

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Dreary Weather :(

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Glooming

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Dreary

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Storm

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the balmy gif

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Gloomy By: Alex F...

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Dank Basement

After a long, cold winter, everyone is ready for spring! But this time of year isn’t famous only for blossoming flowers and trees. It’s also known for its unpredictable weather. One day it’s raining and cold, the next it’s sunny and inviting. Who knows what the temperature will be from day to day as we transition from the freezing winter to the blistering summer?

Take a look at these weather words to get a better idea of what we’re talking about. Pick one and create an original GIF image that illustrates the definition of the word. Check out our examples of definition GIFshere.

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, likethis. Get creative with looping, time manipulation, stop-motion or any other interesting film device.

Choose one of these eight words: dank, stagnant, balmy, glooming, dreary, humid, placid, tropics.

Your GIF must:

  • Define only one word, using the definitions provided
  • Display the word, part of speech, and definition
  • Use original content instead of images or clips from third parties

1. Dank (adjective) - wet and cold

Thought starter: Ever been in a moldy old basement? The wet, chilly surroundings could be described as dank, like a dungeon. Make a GIF featuring a particularly dank apartment or living situation.

Pro-tip: Writers use the word dank to describe unpleasantly cold, damp, and dreary locations. If the weather in a particular region is constantly rainy and cool, that area can be described as dank

2. Stagnant (adjective) - lifeless, lacking movement or flow

Thought starter: Imagine a still, extremely hot summer day with absolutely no breeze. The heat on a day like this could be described as stagnant: unchanging and unmoving. Make a GIF that shows someone stuck in a stagnant environment.

Pro-tip: Writers use the word stagnant to describe oppressively unchanging environments or states. A bad situation with no signs of improvement can be called stagnant. A dirty, mossy, and unmoving body of water might be stagnant as well.

3. Balmy (adjective) - nice and warm

Thought starter: Imagine the first day of summer after a long, cold winter. That pleasant warmth can be described as balmy. Make a GIF shows a balmy, warm environment.

Pro-tip: Writers often use the word balmy to describe comfortable tropical locations. The sunny weather of the Caribbean could be called balmy and relaxing.

4. Glooming (adjective) - dark, serious, and brooding in appearance

Thought starter: Ever see storm clouds rapidly approach? That dark sky could be called glooming, as it brings the promise of stormy weather and strong winds. Make a GIF featuring some glooming clouds.

Pro-tip: Writers sometimes use the word glooming to describe the onset of rough, overly serious, or ominous conditions. If someone’s face is sullen and serious, their expression could be described as glooming.

5. Dreary (adjective) - dull and gloomy

Thought starter: Imagine an entire week of cold, rainy days. The constantly gray and cool weather could be described as dreary and depressing. Make a GIF that shows some dreary weather.

Pro-tip: Writers use the word dreary to describe anything that appears dull, lifeless, or depressing. A gray, shapeless suit could be called a dreary piece of clothing. Long, cold, gray winter days might add up to a particularly dreary winter.

6. Humid (adjective) - damp and hot

Thought starter: Ever experience a hot, sticky summer day? The kind of day where you sweat through your shirt without even setting foot into sun can be called humid. Make a GIF about some of the physical reactions — like sweating, panting, and exhaustion — that a humid day could bring.

Pro-tip: Writers use the word humid to describe the weather when there is a lot of moisture in the air. The hot, damp heat in the tropics is often described as humid.

7. Placid (adjective) - silent and still

Thought starter: Imagine a calm and peaceful spring day. If the weather is mild, enjoyable, and unchanging it can be described as placid. A still lake or pond without a ripple on its surface could be called placid. Make a GIF that shows a placid surface.

Pro-tip: Writers use the word placid to describe a pleasant and unchanging mood or environment. If someone is feeling calm and happy, their temperament can be described as placid.

8. Tropics (noun) - hot and humid areas of the world

Thought starter: Ever been anywhere near the equator? These sunny, humid, and often beautiful locales are sometimes called the tropics. Make a GIF of an area that could pass for the tropics.

Pro-tip: Writers use the word tropics when talking about a region near the equator. When we picture getting stuck on a deserted island, an image of the tropics often comes to mind.

Submission requirements:

In your GIF image that is less than 5 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:

  • May 5, 2014 - Contest opens
  • June 2, 2014 - Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • June 30, 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 the case of winners under the age of 18, prizes will be awarded to a legal parent or guardian. 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 the Contest Terms.

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