Reflections THEME: LOOK WITHIN
Due Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Reflections program 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 both in school and in life outside school.
By entering the “National PTA Reflections Program,” entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules as well as the entry requirements for their specific arts category and division. Any violation of these rules may, at PTA’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this program are final and binding in all respects. (The “PTA” referred to in these rules include all PTAs reviewing the entry).
Students must participate through a local PTA/PTSA in good standing. A student may develop an entry in or outside of school.
There are six arts categories – dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter the National PTA Reflections Program in one or more arts categories
. See each Arts Category Rules for additional entry requirements.
Arts Category Rules:
Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade. High School: Ages 14+.
Enter in Special Artist Division
The Special Artist Division is non-graded and limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own artwork but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. At the national level, one Special Artist from across all arts categories will be selected to receive an Outstanding Interpretation Award. Up to five additional Special Artists may be selected to receive national Awards of Excellence.
How to Enter
— Entrants must submit their artwork and student entry form
to their DNHS PTSA. Entrants must follow requirements and instructions specific to each arts category and division.
(All participants must also follow Arts Category and Division Rules) — Only new pieces of artwork
inspired by the theme may be submitted.
- Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. Help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed except in the Special Artist Division.
- Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only. See the specific Arts Category Rules for details.
- Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include a minimum of 10 words, but may not exceed 100 words.
- Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for recorded music in dance choreography and film production entries.
- Plagiarized entries will be disqualified.
- Use of PowerPoint presentations are prohibited because most graphic elements are copyrighted.
Final Selection and Notification
Entries are reviewed at local, regional, state and national levels.
- DNHS PTSA determines its own judges for the program. Entries will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality and creativity.
- The National PTA Reflections® program makes no restrictions on content or subject matter in artwork.
- Under no condition may parents or students contact the judges to dispute the status of any entry.
Ownership and License
Ownership in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that PTA may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sublicense, publish, distribute and create derivative works for PTA purposes. PTA is not responsible for lost or damaged entries. Submission of entry into the PTA Reflections program constitutes acceptance of all rules and conditions.