Reflections is an Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure 

National PTA Reflections Art Contest 2019-2020

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Reflections is an Enatai Eagle Academic Adventure 

Enatai Entry Deadline:  November 1, 2019

 

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 to Participate

  • 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!
  • 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 by Friday, November 1, 2019 for Academic Adventure credit.

 

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.