Reflections is an Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure 

National PTA Reflections Art Contest 2019-2020

Congratulations to the following artists for entries that are moving on to District competition. Our sincere appreciation goes to all Enatai Artists who contributed to this year's touching installation. You all help us to see the world through your eyes and gain different perspectives. Keep on creating!

Category Award First Name Last Name Title
Intermediate Dance  Outstanding Interpretation Sydney Uyeda Speak Up
3D Visual Art Viewer's Choice Bari    
Intermediate Literature Outstanding Interpretation Jason Gu I Am a Werewolf
Intermediate Literature Award of Merit Matthew Wan Looking Within Myself
Intermediate Literature Award of Excellence Mina Toth Be Brave!
Intermediate Photography Outstanding Interpretation Enzo Franze Memory Within The Kaleidoscope
Intermediate Photography Award of Merit Liam Snider Love on the Locks
Intermediate Photography Award of Excellence Sora Okubo My Future Room in a Snow Dome
Intermediate Visual Arts Outstanding Interpretation Yasmine Ismail Look Within You
Intermediate Visual Arts Award of Excellence Johanna Kobayashi Full Moon
Intermediate Visual Arts Award of Merit Saeda Salieva Take Care of the Earth
Primary Photography Outstanding Interpretation Hugo Watson-Lamb Stop, Focus, and See!
Primary Photography Award of Excellence Leo Wiviott Falling Into Bravery
Primary Photography Award of Merit Mia Franze Secret Life Within
Primary Visual Arts Outstanding Interpretation Mark Yu My Friend, Piano
Primary Visual Arts Award of Merit Viola Hui The Lizard Looks Within Herself
Primary Visual Arts Award of Excellence Naomi Wiviott Improving. Inside and Out.

 

 

If you didn't get a chance to create something this year, please consider participating next year!

 

Kids develop creative problem solving skills when they produce art. 
 

Every child is a potential artist, dancer, writer, photographer, film director or musical composer.  Kids just need a chance to try a variety of art forms to see where they shine. The National PTA Reflections art contest provides that opportunity by giving kids a theme they can think about and six different areas of art they can explore.

Whether your child is an aspiring artist, scientist, business mogul, or sports player, contemplating a theme and creating something out of nothing is a great experience that will help them solve problems later in life.

 

How Kids Participated in 2019-20

  • Decide what type of art you want to create. You can enter more than one category, so if you want to paint a picture AND write a story, go for it! 
  • Think about this year’s theme, “Look Within”, and how you will express the theme in your art. When judges look at your work, the most important thing they will consider is how well it connects to the theme! The theme changes each year, so check back for the 2020-21 theme in the fall of 2020.
  • Read the General Participation Rules, the Category Rules, and fill out an entry form for the individual art category you have chosen. Rules for each category can be found using the links below. 

    Since the primary goal of Reflections is to promote creativity, the program’s rules create the necessary boundaries to allow judging, exhibits, transporting, and awards.

Please note that the size limit for 2D Visual Art entries (including matting) is 24" x 30" and must not exceed 1/2" thickness.  The size limit for Photography entries is 8" x 10" before matting and 11" x 14" with matting. The Entry Form must be signed by both a parent and the student, and attached to the artwork.
  • Create your Art!! 
  • Turn in your art, along with a completed Entry Form, to the Reflections station in the Office. The next opportunity will be in Fall of 2020.

 

Reflections Art Categories, Rules, and Entry Forms

2D Visual Art

Painting, Drawing, Collage

Click here for Visual Art rules and entry form

Literature

Stories, poems, essays

Click here for Literature rules and entry form

Photography

Click here for Photography rules and entry form

Music composition

Click here for Music rules and entry form

 Film Production

Click here for Film rules and entry form

Dance Choreography

Click here for Dance rules and entry form

There is also a Special Artist category for students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet the American with Disabilities Act guidelines.

Each category is divided into two divisions: Primary (K-2nd grades) and Intermediate (3rd – 5th grades). Entries can advance from the local level to district, state, and National levels.

Entries will be displayed at Enatai in November. 

The work students create for the Reflections Art Contest is truly inspiring.  You can see the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections winners here: 2018-19 National Reflections Gallery.

 

 

Questions? Email reflections@enataiptsa.org

 

 

Visual Artists and Photographers, please note: at the school level you are not required to mount Visual Arts and Photography entries on sturdy foam or mat board.  However we encourage you to do so because 1) it helps protect the artwork and 2) before work will be sent on to the Bellevue district level, it must be mounted and covered in a protective sleeve.

This means that the entry should be mounted in a way that it cannot be folded, rolled, or bent. Acceptable backing includes: foam core, press board, canvas board, cardboard (solid piece, no seams or folds), and thick mat board.

 

 

Please note that the size limit for 2D Visual Art entries (including matting) is 24" x 30" and must not exceed 1/2" thickness.  The size limit for Photography entries is 8" x 10" before matting and 11" x 14" with matting. The Entry Form must be signed by both a parent and the student, and attached to the artwork.