Openverse wins Open Infrastructure award from OE Global

It’s official, OpenverseOpenverse Openverse is a search engine for openly-licensed media, including images and audio. Find Openverse on GitHub and at is the recipient of the 2023 Open Education award for excellence in Open Infrastructure! Here’s some of what they had to say:

That easy attribution feature (one-click copy for a full formed Creative Commons attribution) might be reason enough for an award, but the features to filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. searches by source collections and other parameters (image orientation, specific license) provides seekers of open content important affordances to find clearly licensed media they can reuse.

2023 OE Award for Open Infrastructure – Openverse

A pull quote from one of the award reviewers deserves special mention:

This is an exceptional search engine for the open education community. The one click attribution copy for images makes attribution very straight-forward and easy, even for novice users. The design is excellent, the results are returned fast.

Award reviewer for 2023 OE Award for Open Infrastructure – Openverse

You can read more about why OE awarded Openverse with this award on the award winner page. The attribution feature is something they mention in the video as well, certainly a highlight of our feature set. Here is the page announcing the rest of the winners. And finally, in the video below, you can watch the moment when Openverse is announced the winner of the Open Infrastructure award (14:42):