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Usurped Gif


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Abolishing

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L.H.O.O.Q.

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Usurped

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Absolved GIF

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Usurped Book

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Abolishing (demon...

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Absolved (verb)

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Abolishing

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Subordinate

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Abolishing Slavery

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The line of Usurping

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Flash Catz

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Usurped Money

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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) Usurped (verb) - stolen

Usurped is a verb that means stolen.

Usurped describes situations in which something of great importance was wrongfully taken.

Examples:

  • The presidential candidate usurped the rightful winner’s presidency by arranging to lose and miscount ballots.
  • The gathering rain clouds usurped our desire to continue to the peak of the mountain.


2) Accosted (verb) - aggressively approached

Accosted is a verb that means aggressively approached.

Accosted describes direct, aggressive greetings. Sometimes we’re shocked or surprised when approached in a confrontational way.

Examples:

  • You were accosted on the street by a stranger who demanded your wallet.
  • A movie star is often accosted for autographs when she least expects it.


3) Subordinate (adjective) - less important

Subordinate is an adjective that means less important.

Subordinate describes things that are not very important.

Examples:

  • A soldier must make her own opinions subordinate when they conflict with those of her commanding officers.
  • A newspaper editor under deadline must take care of the most important issues first, and handle subordinate tasks later.


4) Nonplussed (adjective) - surprised and confused

Nonplussed is an adjective that means surprised and confused

Nonplussed describes a character’s puzzled or surprised reaction.

Example:

  • She did all her chores so she was nonplussed when her father told her the trash was still full


5) Absolved (verb) - released

Absolved is a verb that means released.

Absolved describes characters forgiven for wrongdoing, or relieved from a responsibility.

Examples:

  • Last week, you absolved your friend from going to your birthday party because she was sick.
  • A sympathetic judge absolved a businessman from an unfair and dishonest contract.


6) Abolishing (verb) - eliminating

Abolishing is a verb that means eliminating.

Abolishing describes a decisive end to something brought on by something or someone else.

Examples:

  • Throughout history, many courageous people have dedicated themselves to abolishing laws that violate basic human rights.
  • Rain clouds that had formed over the ocean moved inland, abolishing the warmth of the sun.


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:

  • October 15, 2013 - Contest opens
  • November 4, 2013 - Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • December 3, 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 Contest Terms.

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Regenerate

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