Reflections Program

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM

SUBMISSION DATE:Monday, October 21st
SUBMISSION LOCATION:Front Office anytime till pick up
GRADES:PreK – 12
VOTE FOR CHERRY CREST REFLECTIONS PEOPLE’S CHOICE:During drop off and pick up, Friday, October 25
REFLECTIONS WEBSITE:Reflection 2019-2020

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.

2019-2020 Reflection Program

The 2019-20 Washington State Reflections Arts Contest is an opportunity for all Cherry Crest students to showcase their talents in visual arts, photography, music, dance, film, and literature. This year’s theme is “Look Within”. Visit the Washington state Reflections website to learn more about the program and entry rules.

Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are:

  • Literature – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
  • Music Composition – original musical composition, with or without words.
  • Photography: color or black and white, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.
  • Visual Arts: drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
  • Film/Video: original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
  • Choreography/Dance: originally choreographed dance composition.

The National PTA Reflections program supports student success and serves as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in the school community. Students with disabilities may receive special accommodation by entering the special artist division.​

Entry Details

Don’t forget to fill out the Cherry Crest Google docs form so we have your student’s information correct for Reflections artwork contest submission: here

Artwork along with completed Entry form: here : can be dropped off during student drop off and pickup on Monday, October 21st. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT FORMS ARE FILLED OUT WITH PEN ONLY NO PENCIL. Entries without an entry form will be disqualified. Don’t forget to have your student sign his or her name to the form on the student signature line.

All entries should submit a digital copy of their work in a file of less than 1 Gigabyte, and less than 5 minute if submitting a video or audio recording. The name of the file should be the title of the artwork and should NOT include the student’s name. Please submit digital copies for all Reflections Arts categories to: reflections@cherrycrest-ptsa.org

Film and dance entries should submit a flash drive containing a file of their performance of less than 1 GB and less than 5 minutes in length. The flash drive labeled with the student’s name and artwork title should be submitted in a Manila envelope also labeled with the student’s name,
artwork title, art category, grade  level, and Cherry Crest Elementary school name.

Visual Arts and Photography submissions must be mounted on firm foam board backing and the student’s name, artwork title, art category, grade level, and Cherry Crest Elementary school name should be written on the back of the entry. On the front should be a 3″ x 5″ card adhered to the corner of the entry with just the 10-100 word artist statement typed or written out in pen on the card.  The artwork or photograph should be wrapped in cellophane.

Three paper copies of literature entries should be submitted in a Manila envelope also with the student’s name, artwork title, art category, grade level, and Cherry Crest Elementary school name written on the front of the manila envelope.

Detailed rules about the program are available here and links for specific art rules are as follows: (Please pay close attention to the allowable dimensions of Photgraphy and Visual Arts submissions.)

  • Dance Choreography Rules: here
  • Film Production Rules: here
  • Literature Rules: here
  • Music Composition Rules: here
  • Photography Rules: here
  • Visual Arts Rules: here

We are looking forward to seeing some great creativity!

Cherry Crest students and families are invited to judge during morning drop off or afternoon pickup on Friday, October 25, to vote for the Cherry Crest Reflections People’s Choice Awards.

THEME

The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within.

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

Only original works of art are accepted. 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT FORMS ARE FILLED OUT WITH PEN ONLY NO PENCIL. Entries without an entry form will be disqualified.

SUBMISSION

There are three steps to complete your submission:

  1. Fill out the Cherry Crest form so we have your student’s information correct for Reflections artwork contest submission.
  2. Completed Reflections entry form.
  3. All entries should submit a digital copy of their work in a file of less than 1 Gigabyte, and less than 5 minutes if submitting a video or audio recording. Send digital copy to reflections@cherrycrest-ptsa.org.
CATEGORIES

Art is accepted in any of the six areas:

  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Film/Video
  • Choreography/Dance
VOLUNTEER

Sign up to help out with the Reflections program: here

QUESTIONS?

Contact us at: reflections@cherrycrest-ptsa.org