PTA/PTSA Reflections Program

The 2019/20 Reflections theme is: 

"Look Within"

Do you enjoy art, music, photography, and dance or have a passion for writing stories or producing films?

 

If so, showcase your talent and join our annual PTA Reflections contest!

 

This year’s theme is, “Heroes Around Me,” and calls for your own unique interpretation and passion for the arts.

 

Pick up your entry form and submission guidelines today by printing the form to the right or find copies in the cafeteria or office.

 

All entries must be submitted to the school office NO LATER than December 13th!

 

For inspiration and to see last year’s winners, visit the Reflections website and learn more about prizes and scholarships at www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/

Hello North Lake Students and Families!

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Students may submit an entry in any of six arts areas.

Please remember: Only original works of art are accepted.

The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.

 

This program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to express themselves and share their talents by creating their own original works around the theme:

"Heroes Around Me"

Committee Chair:

Casey Hedglin 

chedglin28@gmail.com 

 

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General Participation rules are available to read/print by

clicking here  (or here for the Spanish version)

 

OR you can click on the underlined category below for specific rules.

 

Students can enter works in each of the following categories:

(Please note: Only original artwork created independently by the student is allowed.)

 

 

           

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY is the act of creating movement. The choreographer (student submitting entry) may be the performer or one of the performers, but the choreographer does not have to perform in the entry.

 

NOTE: 

~ Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size.  

~ Cite background music (if any) on the student entry form.

~ Accepted video file formats include: AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, and FLV. Save as a FILE and NOT a movie.

    

 

         

FILM PRODUCTION is the process of making a film. The producer (student submitting the entry) is not required to appear in the film but if the student chooses to, a camera tripod may be used. All screenwriting, directing, camera/filming and editing must be done by the student producer. PowerPoint presentations are prohibited.

 

NOTE: 

~ Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size.  

~ Cite background music (if any) on the student entry form.

~ Accepted video file formats include: AVI, MOV, MP4, WMV, and FLV.

 

           

LITERATURE is the art of writing. The author (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of words. Authors submit a single literary work, handwritten or typed, using gradeappropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling. Collections of literary work (such as poems and short stories) are not accepted. 

 

NOTE:

~ Entry may be hand written or typed on 8.5”x11” paper.

~ Entry should be single sided.

~ Entry should include page numbers (if more than one page).

~ Entry may be illustrated, but will be judged on the written content. Graphic novels are acceptable.

~ Writing must not exceed 2,000 words. 

  

 

 

MUSIC COMPOSITION is the process of creating a new piece of music. The composer (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of sound. The student composer may submit an entry performed by an individual or group and/or make use of a sound library generated performance of a composed score. Student composers are not required to perform their composition. Middle and high school grade divisions require music score/tablature/notation, either traditional or tablature.

 

NOTE:

~ Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size.

~ Accepted audio file formats include: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A), and FLAC. Save as a FILE and NOT a movie.

~ Notation is required for middle school and high school divisions only.

       

 

PHOTOGRAPHY is the process of creating an image. The photographer (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas with a camera. By focusing on objects using various lenses, filters and light sources, photographers may demonstrate the use of photographic techniques conventionally or digitally.

 

NOTE: 

~ Print image MAY NOT be smaller than 3x5 inches and can be 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.

~ Check Visual Arts vs. Photography rules: Art with added graphics/lettering over the image must be entered as Visual Arts.

       

 

VISUAL ARTS include many art forms that are visual in nature. The artist (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas to create a visual piece of art.

 

NOTE:

~ Print MAY NOT be bigger than 24”x30” and 1/2” thickness, including matting.

 

 

3D VISUAL ARTS include many art forms that are visual in nature. The artist (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas to create a visual piece of art.

 

Please contact Emily Stainbrook if you are interested in creating a 3D entry. 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to read the rules regarding file types, sizes, and dimensions and comply with them so that your entry is not disqualified! If there are any questions about your project please contact Emily Stainbrook at emily.stainbrook@gmail.com or 425.218.0656.

    

 

Specific rules and requirements for each category

can also be found by clicking here and

scrolling down to the "Category Rules" section!

 

 

 Age/ Grade divisions:

 

  • Middle/Junior -- Grades 6 - 8

 

  • Special Artists:

    Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program.

       Rules for Special Artist Entries can be found by clicking here.

     

 

Recognition:

 

  • Each student who enters the contest will receive a certificate and participation ribbon.

  • Some entries will advance to the state level

  • All artwork will be displayed in North Lake Middle School (as space allows) and/or on the NLMS PTSA website.

 

 

Deadline: 

 

  • TBD.

 

Entry Forms:

 

  • Coming Soon!

 

Each entry  be accompanied by an entry form. Be sure to read the rules regarding file types, sizes, and dimensions and comply with them so that your entry is not disqualified!

 

Good luck! We look forward to seeing your entries!