EXPLORE THE ARTS AND EXPRESS YOURSELF

 

The deadline for turning in your entries is Friday, October 30.


Students can submit theme search entries for 2022-23 as well (due Nov.1). 
If you have any questions please contact Angie Dover at adover2@yahoo.com.
Good Luck Everyone!

 

The 2020-21 Theme is “I Matter Because”

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the current theme. 

 

Students may choose one or all of the
available arts categories:
  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • 2D Visual Arts
  • 3D Visual Arts
The arts - and the National PTA Reflections program - support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

Reflections Calendar:

Sept. 8 - Official Reflections starts at Cambridge

Sept. 13-19 - National Arts in Education Week

Oct. 2020 - National Arts and Humanities Month

Oct. 30 - Reflections entries due to the box provided

Oct. TBD - Reflections Celebration

Oct. 30 - Reflections due to North Fulton Council (tentative)

Nov. 1 - Theme Entries due

Dec. 9-10 - Reflections due to GA PTA (tentative)

March 1 - GA PTA announces winners

May 1 - National PTA announces winners

 

I WANT TO PARTICIPATE! NOW WHAT?

  1. Brainstorm– Come up with many ideas and then narrow them down to the best ones.
  2. Drafting– Create several rough drafts to see which ideas you like best.
  3. Finishing– Decide on a final work, refine it, and ensure it meets submission requirements.
  4. Paperwork– Complete the Student Entry Form (form button below).
  5. Submission– Submit your work on Friday, October 23 in the box provided.
  6. Students can submit theme search entries for 2022-23 as well (form button below).

 

SUBMISSION Deadline: Friday, October 23

  • If submitting a digital work, send your file to school on a labeled USB Flash drive.
  • Send 3D projects in packaging for transportation (i.e. a box, bubble wrap, etc.)
  • Include a hard copy of Student Entry Form.
  • Deliver to Reflections Coordinator in the box provided.

HELP OUT OUR REFLECTIONS COORDINATOR!

Did you know all the artwork that moves to the next level has to be wrapped for judging?

Wrapping your artwork is simple and quick (but wrapping 50 of them takes time)!

Here’s how you can help AND make your work really look great:

  • 2020-21 Local Student Entry Form Packet & Rules (to follow soon)

For more information go to the Georgia PTA website (georgiapta.org/reflections)
or National PTA (pta.org/reflections).

 

 

REFLECTIONS CELEBRATIONS

We will hold our Reflections Reception and Awards Ceremony in October TBD. This event will recognize all of the students that participated. We will offer light refreshments and an opportunity to see all of our student entries.

 

 

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Completeness counts – finished works show more effort and time.
  • Detailed explanations of why your work relates to the theme are very important
  • GOOD: “My work represents the Heroes Around Me because the nurses that I sculpted help others every day and without them there would be a lot of sick people.”
  • NEEDS WORK: “I painted a hero.”

2D Visual Art

  • 2D artworks should be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24×30 inches with matting.
  • Works on canvas (Acrylic, oil or mixed media) are acceptable, but not the canvas on a wooden
  • The back of the work should have the student’s name, school, and grade

3D Visual Art

  • Make sure your work is travel-ready and sturdy. This helps the coordinator get it where it is going in one piece.
  • 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles.
  • 3D-Size limited to 18”X18”X18”.

Photography

  • Photos should be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 11” X 14” including any matting.
  • Photos must be at least 3”X5” and no larger than 8” X 10”.

Music Composition, Video & Dance

  • Works must be submitted on a flash drive. Please do not email the work to the coordinator.
  • Flash drives must be labeled with the student’s name and grade. MP3 format is the most recommended.

Literature

  • Literature must be printed or written in a legible format.
  • Younger students can dictate a story to an adult.
  • Illustrations are OK but not necessary.
  • A presentation folder will help to keep the work together, in order, and organized.
  • Folders should be labeled with the student’s name, school, and grade.

  

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