Awards Ceremony on Monday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 in the Learning Commons at Ford.
Entries have been received and will be off to the judges on Monday. Thank you to all participants!
Join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!
This year's theme is "Heroes Around Me."
Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program that gives students a chance to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.
A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography and Film Production.
Students' submissions are reviewed by independent third-party judges (students' names are covered up if the judge is a teacher) based on artistic skill, as well as how the theme is interpreted. The entries are judged against peers' work and those with the highest scores from our school competition progress to an area competition and possibly to state and the national contest.
If your child loves all things art, let their masterpieces shine in this category.
Accepted forms include 2D/3D architecture, carpentry, ceramics, collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24x30 inches with matting.
Framed entries are not accepted. New rule for 2018: All art entries moving on to the state level must include one digital image of artwork with your submission. This can be on a flash drive or a CD. 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes.
Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to,
multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram.
Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. Digital image dimensions must be at least 640x960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.
Does your child play an instrument and have original music? If so, this category is perfect for them.
All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC.
Put on your dancing shoes and strut your stuff!
Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.
Get those cameras rolling for the kids who love film. Action!
Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the director, screenwriter and camera person, including all storyboarding and editing.
Video recording must not exceed 5 minutes and must be less than 1GB (one gig). Accepted formats include: AVI, Quicktime (.mov), MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4), Windows Media (.wmv), and Flash video (.flv, .f4v).
Roses are red, violets are blue. If your child's a poet then this one's for you!
Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached.
Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted formats: Single-sided print on 8 1⁄2x11” paper and/or PDF file.
Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.
The Special Artist Division welcomes all grades and all abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Student assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc. Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division.
The search is on for the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections program theme! The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100, and his or her theme will be announced at the National PTA Convention and Exhibition in June 2019. Download an entry form in the forms section above.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the PTA Reflections program. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.
Each year, the national PTA Reflections program engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.
With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
It provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:
Started by Mary Lou Anderson, then Colorado PTA President, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind.
About National Awards and Prizes
State winners proceed to the national level. Each year, 1,000 student submissions are reviewed at the national level by arts and education experts.
Prizes for Students and PTAs Outstanding Interpretation Awards:
1 per arts category and special artist division.
An expense-paid trip for student honoree and one adult to showcase work at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration
$800 Young Artist Scholarship
Gold medal and certificate
Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery $200 Outstanding Local PTA Award
Awards of Excellence:
3 per division of each arts category and 1 special artist of each arts area.
$200 Young Artist Scholarship
Silver medal and certificate
Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery
Awards of Merit:
5 per grade division of each arts category
Bronze medal and certificate
Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery
Congratulations to our amazing artists from last year!
Kailyn Adija - moved on to state
First grade winners:
Lincoln Kappel - moved on to state
Leizel Avila - moved on to state for dance and music
Alexis Sobol - moved on to state
Second grade winners:
Brian Luczynski - moved on to state
Lauren Welborn - moved on to state
Antonino Pipia - moved on to state
Aidan Crutchfield - moved on to state
Keegan Richardson - moved on to state
Third grade winners:
Zeva DuVall - moved on to state for music and dance
Lillie Queen - moved on to state for film and music
Jade McCord - moved on to state
Fourth grade winners:
Everett Pounds - moved on to state and national
John Aubrey Hudson
Maggie Raines - moved on to state
Fifth grade winners: