2016-17 Theme: What’s Your Story?
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 19th at 3 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Liu, Highland Oaks Reflections Chair
Highland Oaks Elementary PTSA is proud to be part of the PTA’s national Reflections Art Program that has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.
Reflections encourages students of all ages to:
· Unleash creative talents and be inspired
· Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
· Experience the fun and joy of making art
· Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
· Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.
All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six categories:
· Film production
· Music composition
· Visual arts (2-D and 3-D)
Instructions and Rules for download:
II. Entry rules for each category:
v Dance choreography HERE
v Film production HERE
v Literature HERE
v Music composition HERE
v Photography HERE
v Visual arts (NEW: Rules for 3-D artwork is added) HERE
III. Special Artist Division: HERE
IV. Consent Form:
For Dance, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts category, a consent form is required for using any students’ or adults’ image or voice. HERE
1) Entries will be judged not only on artistic merit but on a well developed concept, so please have your child take their time when composing your artistic statement.
2) Special attention should be paid to the regulations for each category (size, format, and for video submissions: length of time restrictions). Not doing so may result in disqualification.
3) In your artist statement, tell us about your work and what it means to you.
· How does your work relate to the theme?
· What is your personal connection to the theme?
· What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instruments, props, etc.)?
· What/Who was your inspiration?
Artwork is submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.
** Details on Reflections Gallery and Awards Ceremony to be announced! **
** We are looking for more volunteers. Please contact Sharon if you are interested. **