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Reflections Art Contest

 

Reflections Chair | Anjani Juvvadi

All children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts.

The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

At West Vincent Elementary, this fall program offers students an opportunity to create art around a specified theme, outside of school. These pieces are juried at a school level and then potentially at a district and state level. 

The 2019-2020 theme is Look Within.  Students may choose to participate in one or all of the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography

  • Film Production

  • Literature

  • Music Composition

  • Photography

  • Visual Arts

The grades are broken into Primary (Grades K-2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5) and Middle School (Grade 6)
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A student can begin a project for this theme at any time. The deadline for entries has been extended to October 21, 2019. Entries can be turned in to the office and checked in with Mrs. Storti. Please have your child deliver the completed project and student entry form to Mrs. Storti directly and she will sign it in.

Please review the PA PTA Reflections Summary of Rules for 2019-2020

  • 3D visual arts pieces will be judged physically on the local level but will not be shipped on to further level of judging except through the three photos provided by the artist. Again, shipping is an issue as well as damaged artwork.

A Student Entry Form must accompany all entries.

***Students can also participate in the Reflections “Theme” Contest where they can submit a theme idea for next year’s Reflections Art contest. If their submitted theme is the winning entry, they will receive $100 and it will be presented at the annual National PTA convention in June 2020.

All the theme submissions must be postmarked by November 1st 2019. All entries must be mailed directly to the PaPTA address mentioned in the link.

Here is the link for the theme entry form:

https://www.papta.org/cms/lib/PA07000425/Centricity/Domain/37/PA%20PTA%20-%202019-20%20Reflections%20Theme%20Search%20Entry%20Form.doc

If you have any questions, please contact Anjani Juvvadi, Reflections Chairperson.


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