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$200

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$50

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Cacophony

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Scrumptious

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Desert Heat

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Stinky Breath

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Radiant

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Radiant

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Scrumptious

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Scrumptious Cupca...


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Scorching Fire

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Scorching Hat

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SCORCHING!

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Scrumptious Panca...

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Cover my ears!

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Scorching

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Radiant

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Scorching

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Scrumptious Cookies

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What scare the sk...

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Scorchingly Hot!

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Image credit: Obaba/iStockphoto

GIFs are awesome, and they can teach stuff too! Like this:

*no real starfish were harmed in the creation of this GIF

Now we want you to create GIFs that teach.

We have five sensory words for you to choose from. Pick one and create an original GIF image that illustrates the definition of the word.

The words in this contest signal your sense of taste, touch, sight, smell, or sound. The best writers use words that speak to these five senses. This activates the reader’s mind and makes a story come alive. Now it’s your turn. Pick the one word below that’s best for the story you want to tell.

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

Here are your word options. Take them all in and choose the one that makes the most sense.

1) Fetid
Take a deep breath. Do you smell that? If you wish you didn't, it’s probably fetid.

Fetid is an adjective that means smelling extremely unpleasant. It could be rancid, musty, or foul. Whatever it is, it stinks!

2) Cacophony
CRASH! BANG! SQUEAK! HISS! SCREECH! THUD! BEEP! Make the cacophony stop!

Cacophony is a noun that means a mixture of harsh, unpleasant sounds. Have you heard a noise like this, but lacked just the right word to describe it? Now you do!

3) Scrumptious
Yum! Finger-licking good. Can I have another please? That is scrumptious!

Scrumptious is an adjective that means extremely appetizing or delicious. This is a special treat word. Show us how much you like it!

4) Scorching
Be careful. This one’s on fire!

Scorching is an adjective that means very hot — hot enough to burn.

5) Radiant
Wow! I can’t take my eyes off of it. It looks like it’s glowing!

Radiant is an adjective that means vividly bright and shining. Dazzle us with your brilliance and make your six seconds count!

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!

Illustration credit: Shutterstock

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:

  • September 25, 2013 - Contest opens
  • October 17, 2013 - Contest closes at 12:00 a.m. ET
  • November 13, 2013 - 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 submission in the Under 18 category and one in the Over 18 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.

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 General Terms and Conditions.

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