We have decided to do a small update in the groups guidelines and rules, and for that please do continue reading.
A new folder named "Mixed-Media Pixel Works" is open, and in here we allow submissions that have some NPA elements (non-pixel-art). Such are some elements that contain gradients, blur, etc. HOWEVER, it doesn't mean we can accept a piece that has all NPA elements on it. We will only accept a piece if it is well made and has few NPA elements. For example, it should not exceed around a 25% of the piece, and other rules such as huge watermarks still don't apply and will be declined.
Any questions feel more than free to ask.
Remember also to check the group's Guidelines and Rules.