We would like to invite your child to participate in the Reflections Art Contest this year. Reflections is a National PTA program that encourages students to express themselves artistically in one of the areas listed below.
All entries will need to be submitted on Thursday, November 3 in the Sharon Lobby. Your child is encouraged to create a work based on the theme:
“What is Your Story?”
There are six different categories, and students can enter in as many categories as they would like. With our school’s emphasis on Multiple Intelligences, this program provides a great opportunity to nurture your child’s individual talents. The winning entries will receive prizes and will go on to compete at the county, state, and national levels.
The six categories for entries are:
[You can click on each category below for more information and the specific requirements for each.]
- Dance Choreography – (must be .MOV or .MP4; flash drive preferred over DVD)
- Film Production – (must be .MOV or .MP4; flash drive preferred over DVD)
- Musical Composition – (.MP3 or .MP4; audio files only, no video files)
- Visual Arts – with newly added 3D artwork option (2D/3D Visual Arts Guide)
Important to note:
Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student only. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student. For example, for film production the student must be the mastermind behind the film and the one holding the camera (or the camera must be on a tripod), but other people can appear in the film.
Please note that on the entry form there is a place where they should give their entry a title and make an Artist’s Statement. Please make sure that your child fills out both of these. Their response to how their entry relates to (and was inspired by) the theme in the artist’s statement carries a lot of weight in the judging process at each level of the contest. Also, having a title other than “What Is Your Story” helps it stand out in the crowd.
All entries need to be submitted on Thursday, November 3 in the Sharon Lobby.
For details, category specifications, and to print entry forms, please visit http://meckptareflections.weebly.com/. This link also has a short video that features CMS entries from past years to give you an idea of all the creativity just waiting to be expressed.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.