To celebrate the launch of 280,000+ photos on Envato Elements, we gave away free graphic files and photos and invited our creative community to show us what they could create.
See the amazing designs, contest highlights, and winners who shared our $2,000 prize giveaway.
Grand Prize Winner ($1,000)
Chukwa’s Escape – New Hope by BlackNull
Massive congratulations to GraphicRiver author and Elements subscriber Nuwan Panditha, our grand prize winner!
Nuwan (AKA BlackNull) combined his amazing talent for digital illustration with a multitude of photos and PixelSquid 3D objects from our subscription service Envato Elements. Not only is the finished piece an impeccable specimen of Photoshop artwork, we were also treated to a stunning 17-minute time lapse showing how the entire masterpiece was created.
See how the artwork unfolds from beginning to end via the video below.
Amazing work, Nuwan, we were blown away with your digital craftsmanship!
Best Submission Using the Most Free Files ($500)
Love, Dream, Create by FoxyPix
Our next winner is VideoHive author Agnia Temchurina, also known as FoxyPix. What we loved about this entry was the combination of using video creatively to tell a story and to tie in an emotional element using music.
Each image has been subtly animated with what’s known as an After Effects photo animator. There are numerous animator project files on VideoHive which can help you achieve this effect. The addition of text using the free Bird House Script font we gave away and creative transitioning between each slide helps create an imaginative and engrossing visual.
What a fitting way to celebrate our Elements contest with “Love, Dream, Create”. We certainly won’t stop dreaming about everything we can possibly create with an Elements subscription! Superb work, Agnia!
Best Submission from an Elements Subscriber ($500)
Discworld by blerc
A standing ovation please for Greek GraphicRiver author Athanasios Paschalides (AKA blerc) for his incredible concept and execution he entitled, “Discworld”.
Influenced by Terry Pratchett’s series of books from the same name, “Discworld” takes a high volume of Envato Elements assets and manipulates them in a unique and magical fashion. Here’s Athanasios to describe how he came up with the genius concept:
“By the minute I saw the turtle and elephant photo files, the first image that came to my mind was the great artwork behind Terry Pratchett’s novels. It was a very difficult project, but it was really challenging to combine all the photos together and finally illustrate and color the final composition.”
Beautiful work, blerc, many congratulations!
Explore More Contest Highlights
With over 100+ entries, it was very difficult to pick finalists and winners. Some of our finalists were very close to winning! Which entries would you have chosen as the winners? Did you agree with us? Let us know in our forums.
Meanwhile, take a look through more of the outstanding entries that caught our eye. We salute your skills and creativity, well done to everyone who entered and sorry we could not feature everyone’s work.
Make it Real by geratipico
Elements by 7h10
Design Without Limits by GTMotion
When Times Stops by BlueBeardStudio
Save Coral Reefs by Themecop
Photography Agency by TMint
Dream & Create by Media_Variety
Future of Earth by catalinmoraru
The Wild by XTrk
Shoot Me With a Camera by zohierdesigno
Wish by ToryWorld
Elements by EAMejia
Beautiful Day by bymbsurn
Wonderful Life by Themecop
Many congratulations to all our winners
All winners will be contacted very soon! In the meantime, keep visiting our forums to discover more opportunities to create and win.