18 January

Elyria on Earth Contest Winners

By Vye

Hail, Elyrians!

The Elyria on Earth contest has come to an end and we had a wonderful time seeing your entries. Choosing a winner was tough but, in the end, someone must win! We primarily centered our judging around how well it fit the theme. In order to avoid bias (they wouldn't let Souzou and me vote for our own entry even though it was solid!), the team did secret ballots in several rounds before we ultimately decided on the winners.

But first, I want to go through some of the honorable mentions!

Honorable Mentions

Bryce submitted an unprecedented 35 entries full of jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes! Though he didn't win the contest, the team has been inspired by what he's shared and some of it may show up in the game. Not a direct win, but influencing the dev team is a win in its own way.

The simplicity of this comic-style entry by Omni-Gamers had us all nodding in approval.

Lucius BlackHeart captured what would definitely happen if pteroguins were on Earth, even though they are a little small. Juveniles, probably.

Imbued Green braved winter like a true pioneer for these shots. Please help yourself to some cocoa with extra marshmallows!

The team loves sweets, so it was tough to pass this one over. We can confirm that we do love candy. In fact, had in included more sugar, it might have just won!

Literally everyone loves a good literal interpretation...literally!

The production value looks awesome and we want to know when we can watch it!

We can neither confirm nor deny the sheer awesomenocity of this unofficial merchandise...

Painting Elyria onto Earth...kinda want to frame it and put it in game.

No contest would be complete without Melonist entries...

We don't think this photoshoot happened because of this contest but it is, nevertheless, a great picture! We had to explain to some of the team that it wasn't a just a still from the Vikings TV show.

We were also surprised how many things on Earth were unintentionally Elyrian things!

Contest Winners

And now the moment you've all been waiting for...

Runners Up

These 3 entries win 250 EP each which will be able to be used on items during the Exposition phase prior to launch.


We love us some arts and crafts! Clearly Sabbicat had to go outside to find a pinecone, obtain glow-in-the-dark paint, and maybe even to set it outside to dry to avoid the fumes. Going outside that much to ultimately have a bizarre pinecone that can be a physical reminder of CoE and a source of questioning looks from visitors is why this is a runner up.


The Adventures of Olaf were a compelling read. He will now have some extra EP to get a horse or something for his next journey!


It would have been easy to just change the text to say "Dryas Elk" but the attention to detail on those antlers is the reason Hellmoon is a runner up!

Second Place


The photoshop is strong with this one. The lighting, shadow, and scale are all accounted for to create a seamless depiction of Elyria on Earth. It's simple but effective and well-made. Justin Esparza is the lucky winner of $75 in store credit!

Grand Prize Winner


Nearly all of LorenzRainBird's entries made it past the first couple rounds of judging, but this one is our favorite. It's his own picture, not an image found online, and he does a nice job placing Earth and Elyria together in a single shot. LorenzRainBird wins two 3-Day passes to PAX East and $150 store credit!

We'll be reaching out to all the winners to get them their prizes. Thanks for all the awesome entries and for your support!

Pledged to Your Continued Adventures in Life, Both Actual and Fantasy,



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Enthrial - 2 years ago

Congratulations to all of the winners of the contest! All of the images were truly astounding, i liked them all and am hoping to see more of these popping up around the internet. This is making me more and more hyped for the demo, I cant wait for the demo to come out!

Salazar - 2 years ago

Well done, LorenzW! I wish you a grand adventure at PAX East. And congratulations to all the runners-up for their unique takes on an Elyrian Earth. Thank you Soulbound for the prizes you’ve awarded to the winners.

Oracle - 2 years ago

Was it Elyria on Earth or Earth on Elyria? :D

Way too late for an entry, but still worth doing :)

SkepticalViking - 2 years ago

Thanks for the honourable mention :D

Grats to the winners!

Love from the Viking who climbed the mountain. x

Lucius_Blackheart - 2 years ago

Grats to all participants and winners! It was a fun contest. Hope to see more contest in the future.

Interitus - 2 years ago

Can confirm. That's what happens when it snows in Vancouver

Odsbodikins - 2 years ago

Posted By Interitus at 1:11 PM - Wed Jan 18 2017

Can confirm. That's what happens when it snows in Vancouver

We will rebuild, amirite?

Arsi - 2 years ago

Yo Bryce here, one of the honorable mentions. I honestly consider influencing the game in any way a greater win than even those PAX passes. Thanks for the mention, keep being awesome and making this game a reality. I'm even more excited knowing you guys might add environments like those pictures into the game.

MysticDream76 - 2 years ago

Congrats all! :)

Oracle - 2 years ago

Damn. Just realised I missed a trick there. Should have submitted this lol.


Bieito_Skybourne - 2 years ago

Congrats to all! Great work and imagination everyone!

Spongehunter - 2 years ago

Congrats to All

GJ - Lucius BlackHeart captured what would definitely happen if pteroguins were on Earth, even though they are a little small. Juveniles, probably

Sleep - 2 years ago

he better be good with that knife.

Ironside - 2 years ago

Congrats! Cool pics

RedDoggybone - 2 years ago

Congratz to all the winners. Next time I will be sure to enter my stick figure collection.

Nimueh - 2 years ago

Wow, all of those entry were so good! Congrats to everyone mentioned above, if you have a prize or not, cause you all did some amazing stuff there! I really don't envy the team having to pick a winner!

Oracle - 2 years ago

Awesome. Grats to all the winners.

Ps. I do hope we get sunsets like that first photo in Elyria. Stunning.

Atogrim - 2 years ago

Gratz lords and ladys.

Primus Dedumo - 2 years ago

Congrats to the winners

Viralyte - 2 years ago

Great entries! Those were a pleasure to see.

HolyAvengerOne - 2 years ago

Congrats to everyone who participated and a big round of applause to the winners!! It was a delight to see your entries!

Hellmoon - 2 years ago

Yay! :-) Congratz to all the winners!

Side note, I not only changed the antlers on the deer - I also shortened the neck, enlarged the entire icon, and made the legs more beefy - or at least tried to haha ;P

MusaKn - 2 years ago

I literally almost had a heart attack when I saw the picture for this post, i thought we were getting maps for the world finally.

Sigh... this isn't bad either though

Sabbicat - 2 years ago

Congrats LorenzW on your win. Thank you Soulbound Studios for a great contest and for the 250 EP.

Kayadine - 2 years ago

So... If the melonturtle gets an honorable mention for being part of the world of Elyria... does that mean that it IS part of the world of Elyria....?

@[email protected]

Odsbodikins - 2 years ago



I am humbled, because I saw many amazing images in the contest and was fully expecting some of the more polished images to win. This contest was so much fun and I am honoured to be awarded the prize.

Congrats to all who won and participated.

Kayadine - 2 years ago

Massive grats my man