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    Posted: 30 January 2017 at 6:41am


In celebration of the Spring festival (Chinese New Year), this week, PJ user yahkehbu wants you to create an image in the dimensions of a Chinese 100rmb bill. Money is the preffered gift for Chinese New Year.

The preview should be of a red envelope (hong bao) which is a traditional way of gifting money. Use one of the red envelopes below, or pixel your own!

Canvas Size - 155x77. (horizontal or vertical)

Colours - 17. (because its 2017!)

Transparency - No.

Animation - Optional.


  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.


  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.


  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)


Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!


The Hong Bao pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote Auldpix Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2017 at 7:46am
Does the image itself have to relate to Chinese new year? Or are we free to do what we wish, as long as it fits the dimensions?
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Quote Mandrill Replybullet Posted: 30 January 2017 at 1:42pm
Yep, you are free to pixel what you wish.
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Quote 7heSama Replybullet Posted: 04 February 2017 at 10:44am
So I stupidly started making a hong bao envelope as the full canvas size, not realizing it was meant to be a preview... Are we allowed to submit multiple entries? I kinda wanna keep this going, but I had a different idea for what I wanted to do as the full size.

Two versions of the big envelope:

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