Reflections Art Contest
|This program is hosted by the National, Washington State and Mercer Island PTAs. Your contributions to our Lakeridge PTA and PTA volunteers help support this program for our students. (Learn more about your impact here.)|
ABOUT the reflections art contest
The National PTA Reflections Art Contest is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. It was designed to encourage students to explore their talents by creating an original piece of art relating to that year’s specific theme. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K to 12 are recognized for bringing a theme to life through six different art categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Entries are judged by grade level.
In addition, the National PTA has a Special Artist Division, a non-grade specific category limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines set forth in the American Disabilities Act.
Rule change: rules have changed since last year and we won’t be able to accept more than one submission per category. However, students can and are encouraged to participate in multiple categories.
This year's Reflections Art Contest theme is, Look Within. The due date for submitting entries is Thursday, November 21st. Please submit all entries to Lakeridge (collection bin is located outside of front office).
Details about art categories and rules can be found here:
Literature Entry Packet – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics
Music Composition Entry Packet – original musical composition, with or without words
Photography Entry Packet — prints up to 11 x 14 inches in color or black and white
Visual Arts Entry Packet — drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling
Film Production Entry Form — original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film
Dance Choreography Entry Packet — originally choreographed dance composition
Special Artist Division — limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines set forth in the American Disabilities Act
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