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Reflections Competition 2018-2019

Introduction

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. It is a great opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. It is structured for PTAs to recognize students at the local, council, state, and national levels. Found in 1969, Reflections engages nearly 300, 000 students and their families in arts education activities each year. This year is the 50th anniversary of National Reflections, and the theme is “Heroes Around Me”.

Students may submit an entry in one or more of six arts areas (one entry only per each arts area per student) along with its entry form by November 1st, 2018 at Main Office

Click here to download the student entry form.

Program Details

Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas include (click the links below to see rules):

    Literature – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.

    Music Composition – original musical composition, with or without words.

    Photography: color or black and white, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.

    Visual Arts(2D only): drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling. 3D is offered at our State; however, it is not accepted by LWSD. 

    Film/Video: original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.

    Choreography/Dance: originally choreographed dance composition.

Judging Process

All school Reflections entries will be reviewed and judged under middle school division (Grades 6-8) by local art professionals and displayed at school. Participants will receive a certificate and ribbon. School entries winners may be advanced to the PTA council, state, and national competitions. Top winners at the national level receive award packages, some of which include cash prizes! 

 

  Special Artist Division 

The National PTA special artist division is an option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA). Generally, rules and guidelines within the special artists division are intended to ensure accessibility to the National PTA Reflections® program and are modeled after the guidelines outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Complete details are included in the 18-19 Special Artist Rules.

 Entries Preparation Supplies

  • Ben Franklin Crafts, Redmond has Reflections Station for visual arts mounting materials.
  • ART SLEEVES
    • Ben Franklin Crafts, Redmond, WA (Also for mat board, foam core for visual arts mounting).
    • clearbags.com, ebay, Amazon and other online retailers
  • PLASTIC SLEEVES (SHEET PROTECTORS), MANILA ENVELOPES, CELLO WRAP
    • Fred Meyer, Staples, art stores and any major office supply retailer

 


 Key Dates:

  • School Submission Due: November 1st, 2018 at Main office;
  • School Winners Online Registration Due: November 16th;
  • School Winners Submission Day to Council: November 19th;
  • Reflections Celebration Party for All Participants: December, 2018 (TBD);
  • Open House/Art Show at LWSD Resource Center: January 11th, 2019, 4-8pm. 
Helpful Tips  |  Judging  | Common Errors and Corrections for Reflection Entries
 
Contact Reflections@evergreenptsa.org with any questions.