WHAT IS REFLECTIONS?
The Reflections Art Competition is a National PTA program that starts at the school level. Each year students are invited to create original works of art around a theme. Pieces are evaluated by local artists and art educators. Top scoring works advance to the district level with the opportunity to advance to the state and even national level of the competition.
THEME & ART CATEGORIES
The theme for 2020-2021 is "I Matter Because...". All students are invited to submit work on this theme in the art categories listed below. Entries must be the original work of one student created for this year's competition:
Visual Arts - 2D (no larger than 20 x 30in); Includes collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer-generated image, drawing, fiber work, painting, printmaking. NOTE: WSPTA materials show 3D as an option for Visual Arts, but they have since announced they will not be accepting 3D work at the state level this year. Only 2D entries are being accepted for this year's competition.
Photography - Must be no smaller than 3 x 5 in and no larger than 8 x 10 in; Includes a single photo, panoramic, photomontage (one print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich, or photogram.Original black-and-white and color images.
Literature - 2000 words limit; fiction or nonfiction: prose, poetry, drama, reflective essay, narrative, short story; handwritten or typed; single sided on 8 x 11.5 in paper with pages numbered. No collections of stories or poems.
Music - 5 minutes or less of an original composition. Performer does not need to be composer, and multiple performers are ok, but there must be only one composer, and that composer gets the credit for the entry. Musical notation/tablature/score required. MP3 or WAV file. No larger than 1000MB.
Dance Choreography - 5 minutes or less of an original dance piece. Performer does not need to be choreographer, and multiple performers are ok, but there must be only one choreographer, and that choreographer gets credit for the entry. AVI or MP4 file. No larger than 1000MB
Film Production - 5 minutes or less of an original film (i.e. animation, documentary, narrative, experimental, or multi-media). All screenwriting, directing, camera/filming and editing must be done by the student submitting the entry. The student submitting is not required to appear in the film, but if the student chooses to, a camera tripod may be used. Another person cannot film the submitting student. AVI or MP4 file. No larger than 1000MB
Special Artist Division - This is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program. The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of Reflections.Students who identify as having a disability may enter either in the standard grade level division (Middle School) or in the Special Artist division.
All participating Tolt students will be celebrated regardless of award levels, and all participants will be entered into a drawing for gift cards. Top scoring pieces will advance to the next stage of the competition.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Download and complete an Entry Form from this webpage (see below).
2. Complete this Google Form: https://forms.gle/wPrUWvHdhsDz73hf7 . You must upload the completed entry form and the artwork. For Visual Arts, upload a photo of the artwork. For Photography, Literature, Music, Dance, and Film, upload original files.
3. Make sure both the entry form and the artwork files have the student's name saved in the title.
4. All entries are due by Wednesday, October 28th.
MORE INFORMATION & FORMS
Tolt Reflection Entry Form download link &
Download link for the Spanish Reflection Entry Form
WSPTSA Reflections: https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/
National PTA Reflections: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections
Email Ivonne Scheumann at firstname.lastname@example.org .