What is the Reflections Art Contest?

 

 

Since 1969, Reflections is the National PTA’s arts recognition and achievement program that gives students the chance to create original works of art in one or all of the available categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Dance Choreography, Film Production, and Music Composition. Reflections provides an opportunity for students to enhance their arts education by exploring their artistic talents AND receiving recognition for their efforts!

 

This Year's Reflection Program

 

All of our Santiago Hills students can participate in the Reflections Art Contest Program this year. IVA, Hybrid, and Traditional model students are all considered SH Tigers! The due date for your entries is October 14th, 2020. We will let you know where and how you can submit it later! (Don't forget to register to receive updates on the Reflection Program and to receive our PTA newsletters!)

 

 

The theme for this school year is I Matter Because...  

See more details about this year’s Reflections Program here. 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the picture for student entry forms and rules for each category

 

 

 

 

Submitting an entry

Reflections is divided into six categories – Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Film Production, Dance Choreography, and Music Composition. The official rules have specific information for each category. Please be sure to read the rules carefully before starting your project and again before submitting your work. On the day your entries are due, make sure you have done the following to make the submission process run smoothly:

  • Visual Arts: 2D artwork submissions must be mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 24 x 30 inches. Attach your completed entry form to the back of your mounted artwork.
  •   3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Include a completed entry form with your submission.
  • Photography: Printed images must be mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11 x 14 inches. Attach your completed entry form to the back of your mounted artwork. If you used a timer to take your photograph, include that on your entry form in the “artwork details” section.
  •   – Digital image dimensions must be at least 640×960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG. Include a completed entry form with your submission. Label your submission with your name, grade, and teacher.
  • Literature: Submissions must be single-sided and can be handwritten or typed. Include THREE (3) copies of your piece, with your name, grade, and teacher written on the back of each one. Submit all copies and your completed entry form in a single sheet protector.
  • Film Production: Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Include a completed entry form with your submission. Label your submission with your name, grade, and teacher.
  • Dance Choreography: Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Include a completed entry form with your submission. Label your submission with your name, grade, and teacher.
  • Music CompositionAudio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Include a completed entry form with your submission. Label your submission with your name, grade, and teacher.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Reflections Chair reflections@santiagohillspta.com or our VP of Programs programs@santiagohillspta.com

 

We will be sending more information about the Reflections Art Contest and our Virtual Gallery Night in our newsletters! Don't miss out and signup now.