Reflections

Does your child enjoy art, music, or dance? Or does your child have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Join us for this year’s PTA Reflections and submit your child’s interpretation of this year’s theme: “I Matter Because…” This is an excellent creative activity for a child to complete on their own, and can be as simple as a crayon drawing or as complex as a short,directed film. Entries are to be submitted electronically no later than 5pm on Friday, November 6, 2020.
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Art Category Descriptions and Rules

The art categories are:

Dance Choreography is the act of creating movement. The choreographer (student submitting entry) may be the performer or one of the performers, but the choreographer does not have to perform in the entry. See complete details, suggestions, submission criteria, and rules here: Dance choreography submission rules
Film Production is the process of making a film. The producer (student submitting the entry) is not required to appear in the film but if the student chooses to, a camera tripod may be used. All screenwriting, directing, camera/filming and editing must be done by the student producer. PowerPoint presentations are prohibited.  See complete details, suggestions, submission criteria, and rules here:
Film production submission rules
Literature is the art of writing. The author (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of words. Authors submit a single literary work, handwritten or typed, using grade-appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling. Collections of literary work (such as poems and short stories) are not accepted. See complete details, suggestions, submission criteria, and rules here:
Literature submission rules
Music Composition is the process of creating a new piece of music. The composer (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of sound. The student composer may submit an entry performed by an individual or group and/or make use of a sound library generated performance of a composed score. Student composers are not required to perform their composition. See complete details, suggestions, submission criteria, and rules here:
Music composition submission rules
Photography is the process of creating an image. The photographer (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas with a camera. By focusing on objects using various lenses, filters and light sources, photographers may demonstrate the use of photographic techniques conventionally or digitally. See complete details, suggestions, submission criteria, and rules here:
Photography submission rules
Visual Arts include many art forms that are visual in nature. The artist (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas to create a visual piece of art. Accepted forms of visual art include: Architecture (2D/3D), carpentry, ceramics, collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer-generated image, crafts, design, dioramas, drawing, fiberwork, jewelry, kites, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, painting, printmaking, sculpture and wind chimes. Reproductions or enlargements of other artwork are not accepted. Because we are accepting electronic submissions only, you are not required to mount 2-Dimensional art to sturdy material as indicated in the rules. See complete details, suggestions, submission criteria, and rules here:
Visual arts submission rules