The Pixel Prize

Welcome to the Australian Catholic University’s digital image competition, The Pixel Prize.

The Pixel Prize competition is open to high school students from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who have a passion for photography and graphic design.

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2019 Pixel Prize Theme: Season

Pixel Prize

The theme of this years’ Pixel Prize is ‘Seasons.’ We invite you to create an original photograph or a digital collage that engages in any way with this theme. Everyone has their own special story, interest or curiosity – share it with us. A season could be the changes that come in the weather or our surrounding at different times of the year. Your subject could be the reaction to the change in season.  It could be a change in your age or your circumstances which brings a new season in your or your photographed subjects’ lives. A season can also be a period of time when a particular sporting or festival season is on.

Thank you to all 2018 participants who submitted their wonderful photographs reflecting empathy and congratulations to our winners and finalists.

Baby monkeys

Competition details

The 2019 Pixel Prize Competion will we open until 1 October 2019. By entering The Pixel Prize competition, students will have the opportunity to have their work displayed in an ACU gallery, win prizes, develop their skills in photography and be part of a photographic community across the country.

How to enter?

  1. Entry to the competition is through submitting the online entry form.
  2. Complete all fields on the online form. Ensure you enter all your details, including a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS. All notifications will be communicated to your email address. This includes an invitation to attend the exhibition opening and prize-giving night.
  3. Have your photographs ready to upload.
  4. You must also upload a copy of your High School ID card or a letter from your High School confirming that you are currently enrolled.
  5. Submit 1, 2 or 3 photographs or digital collages into the competition (up to three (3) photographs or digital collages only can be entered per participant). Your entry must speak to the theme.
  6. You must include a title and description (of 50 words or less) for each photo you upload. Complete these sections when submitting the online form.

You should submit an online entry form only once – an automatic email will be sent to your email address confirming submission.  If you would like to confirm that your entry and images have been correctly received.

Prizes and benefits

Pixel Prize winner 2019

By entering the Pixel Prize you have the opportunity to win great prizes benefit in many ways.

Prizes for Bangladesh

  • First Place – Prize to the value of Bangladeshi Taka 20,000
  • Second Place – Prize to the value of Bangladeshi Taka 15,000
  • Third Place – Prize to the value of Bangladeshi Taka 10,000

Prizes for Sri Lanka

  • First place – Photography store gift voucher Sri Lankan Rupees 35,000
  • Second place – Photography store gift voucher Sri Lankan Rupees 25,000
  • Third place – Photography store gift voucher Sri Lankan Rupees 20,000


  • have your creativity and talent judged by professional artists and designers in Australia
  • have your work awarded by a representative from the Australian Catholic University at a prize giving ceremony/ presentation
  • receive a Certificate of Participation
  • be part of an international competition – The Pixel Prize is open to High School Students in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
  • gain awareness of tertiary studies options, particularly if interested in the arts/creative arts/visual arts and design/media communication
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Visual Arts at ACU

You can study Visual Arts and Design at ACU as both a dedicated Bachelor degree or in combination with other specialisations through the Bachelor of Arts or combined Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts. 

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Contact us

ACU International is the proud sponsor of the Pixel Prize.

Telephone: +61 3 9953 3646

Postal Address

Australian Catholic University International
Locked Bag 4115
Fitzroy MDC VIC 3065