The Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Elonagram Screenshot Contest

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on August 10, 2017


The Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™ preview weekend is coming up fast, and soon your characters will set foot in the Crystal Desert for the first time. We’re excited to see them begin their journeys, and we’re hosting an official screenshot contest on Instagram to celebrate!

How to Enter

Take plenty of screenshots of your character visiting and exploring the Crystal Desert during the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire preview weekend. Then, create an Instagram post using a screenshot to tell a visual story about their journey. You can submit your screenshot as is, or use image-editing software to add filters or create a collage. Your character must be visible in the image, any shots used must remain recognizable as Guild Wars 2 screenshots, and the image must not contain any added text.

To qualify for entry, you must follow the official ArenaNet Instagram account. Create an Instagram post including the following:

  • A single image portraying your character’s adventures in the Crystal Desert (this image can be a collage of multiple screenshots taken during the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire preview weekend);
  • 50 words or less (in English only) describing your character’s adventures;
  • Followed by the hashtags #GuildWars2, #GW2, #GW2PoF, #GW2PathOfFire, #Elonagram, #GW2CrystalDesert, and #GW2OfficialContest;
  • Then the statement, “This is submitted as an entry in the Elonagram Screenshot Contest.”
  • And finally, your country of residence. (Please note that not all countries are eligible.)

Posts that don’t follow these criteria or the contest rules exactly will be disqualified, so make sure you double-check your entry! We’ll only accept one post per entrant during the contest, which begins on Friday, August 11, at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) and ends on Sunday, August 20, at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7).

Entries must be your own original work and will be judged on their creativity, adherence to the theme, and visual storytelling.


1st Place: 1 Sennheiser GSX 1000 audio amplifier, 1 Sennheiser Game Zero white gaming headset
2nd Place: 1 Corsair Scimitar mouse, 1 Corsair STRAFE keyboard
3rd–12th Place: A WeLoveFine Guild Wars 2 T-shirt of your choice
13th–50th Place: A code redeemable for 400 gems

We’ll be waiting to see your vacation pictures—best of luck!