Reflections Art Program


2018-2019 PTA Reflections Theme:  “Heroes Around Me"

Show your creative side and create the piece that best reflects the theme of “Heros Around Me"

PTA REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM

ENTER A SUBMISSION IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES!

         Click to select an picture...Dance Choreography      Click to select an picture...  Film      Click to select an picture...  Literature     

           Click to select an picture... Music             Click to select an picture... Photography       Click to select an picture... Visual Arts

  ENTRY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 24th

Show your creative side and create a piece that best reflects the theme of “Heroes Around Me"

NATIONAL AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES!

Google docs entry form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ukcHDBy6OPKF1rhVj-YTQ-X5DHShxKw_VjfUPZN322k/edit

Please submit entries to the Reflections folder located in Mrs. Austin's room #402.

For questions, please contact Tracy Cereghino at: tracycdavis@gmail.com or 360-527-6676

The National PTA encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual Reflections Program, and to receive positive recognition for original works. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art, music, film, dance, literature for fun and recognition.

HOW ARE THE ENTRIES JUDGED?

Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill.

  1. Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the work itself and the artist statement. 
  2. Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation. 
  3. Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Title and Artist Statement

Judges will consider your title and artist statement to learn more about your original work and creative interpretation of the theme. Give your work a title that stands out and describe how your work relates to your own personal interpretation of the theme.

Use these guiding questions to help you write an artist statement: 

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g., supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)
  • What/who was your inspiration?

NATIONAL AWARDS!

Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level. National PTA Reflections winners are celebrated at the annual convention and student showcase.

 SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES!

National level awards include the following: 

  • Merit Award:Bronze Medal; Certificate of Merit; Work featured in the traveling exhibition. 
  • Award of Excellence: $200 Young Artist Scholarship; Silver Medal; Certificate of Excellence; Work featured in the traveling exhibition.
  • Outstanding Interpretation Award: An expense-paid trip for awardee and chaperone to showcase work on stage at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration; $800 Young Artist Scholarship; Gold Medal; Certificate of Outstanding Interpretation; Work featured in the traveling exhibition; $200 Prize for Local PTA Unit.

All winning works will be debuted at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. Save the date for the National PTA Student Arts Showcase and exhibit opening on January 22, 2019.

2019 National Winners The 2018-2019 national winners will be announced May 1, 2019. Honorees will be celebrated at the at the National PTA Convention, June 2019.