Enter the National PTA's Reflections Art Competition
This year's theme is
The deadline is
November 3, 2017.
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Reflections categories are: dance choreography,
literature, music composition, photography, video production, and visual
For the entry form: http://www.mdpta.org/ documents/17- 18ReflectionsEntryForm.pdf
Dance Choreography: Solo and ensemble works of all dance
styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the
performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite it on
the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in
size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.
Film Production: Accepted short film styles include:
Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of
PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer,
editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video
file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV,
Literature: Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction
include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script,
narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as
long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of
copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed
2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted formats: Single-sided
print on 8 ½x11” paper, PDF file.
Music Composition: All music styles and combinations of
instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the
performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited.
Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted
formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Notation (score/tabulature)
in PDF format is only required for middle and high school divisions.
Photography: Photo must be a single print/digital image.
Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the
photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but
not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram. Use of
copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions
must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and 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.
Visual Arts: Works of both fine and design arts are
accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics,
collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion
clothes and jewerly, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and
sculpture. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D
artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24x30 inches
with matting. Framed entries are not accepted. Include one digital image of
artwork with your submission. 3D artwork submissions must
contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for
artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes.
Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under
IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or
grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. The Special
Artist Division welcomes all grades and all abilities and offers
non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a
camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Student
assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g.
developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc.
Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.