Pixelween 2021 announcement


Pixelween has returned from its slumber, and it promises rewards for those who endure its horrors!

This year, you will be crafting posters of your own horror film series over the course of four consecutive weekly challenges. Each challenge will be one more part of your series, and all the posters together shall be your Pixelween entry. Call forth your darkest nightmares!

To be eligible for the Pixelween prizes, you must submit to at least 2 of the 4 weeklies. As long as at least two of your submissions are on time, you are allowed (but not required) to submit more up until October 24, the final deadline. Having a complete set is not required to win, but the fates favor a finished franchise.
The winning posters will be chosen from all eligible entries by a jury of select PixelJoint members, perhaps with the help of some dark outsiders who for now remain in the shadows...
The weeklies also function as normal weeklies, with the usual prizes. Your success in the weeklies does not influence your chances in Pixelween judging.

Every week there will be a new theme and more colors you can use, and for every poster the canvas size will be 80x120.


  • 1st place will receive a printed Masters of Pixel art book volume of your choice, and a software key.
  • 2nd & 3rd place will receive a 25$ steam gift card OR one item of choice from the Lospec store, a Master of Pixel art ebook, and a software key.
  • 4th and 5th place will receive a Master of Pixel art ebook, and a software key.
  • 6th - 9th (and possibly more) place will receive a software key, see info below.

There are 3 Aseprite, 3 Pixaki, and 3 Pro Motion keys, which will be divided among the top 9 entrants. The highest placing winners get to choose first, and if a winner does not need a software license it will be moved on to the 10th place, and so on.

The winning posters shall be announced on the 31st of October.
All who participate shall earn the rare Pixelween trophy.

How to enter:

To participate, your works need to be submitted to the Pixel Joint challenges, details are in the challenge posts:

The first challenge is: The Beginning (September 27th - October 3rd)
The second challenge will run from October 4th - 10th
The third challenge will run from October 11th - 17th
The fourth challenge will run from October 18th - 24th

If you've missed out on one of the challenges you can still submit your entry to Pixel Joint, as long as at least 2 of the posters are posted as part of a weekly challenge within the deadline.

Will you terrify the judges? Will you show them something hauntingly beautiful?

Should you feel frightened on your own, the community is here for you in the challenge forum threads and in the Pixelween channel on the PJ Discord. You're welcome to share your WIPs, so that we may conquer our fears together!

You can find the results of the 2020 Pixelween here.

For those who are new on Pixel Joint:

To submit to these challenges you enter it in the gallery and tick the "submit to weekly challenge" box before Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific), challenge timer is on the front page.
More details about the submission and voting process can be found in one of the the challenge threads.

Posted by Hapiel @ 9/26/2021 12:23  |    6


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vrine (Level 8 Megalodon) @ 9/26/2021 17:07

Hype!!!! Thanks for putting this together mod team! 

Sarahboev (Level 8 Jellyfish) @ 9/26/2021 15:16

How exciting!! 

b236 (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/26/2021 14:48

i'm super excited and terrified at the same time!

Mrpixeldude (Level 3 Nasturtium) @ 9/26/2021 14:09

@hapiel okay so I'm am gonna enter on the October

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 9/26/2021 14:05

This will differ per challenge, the details of the first challenge will be shared tomorrow morning!

Mrpixeldude (Level 3 Nasturtium) @ 9/26/2021 14:04

How many colors?

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