Every year students from Pre-K through 12th grade can enter their choreography, art, literature, photography, film, and visual arts into the PTA Art Reflections contest.
Once the work meets all guidelines, the works of art can be submitted for state and national level awards and recognition opportunities. The works are scored based off of interpretation of the theme, creativity, and technique.
Interpretation of the theme plays a large role in the scoring process. This year, the theme was Look Within. The guidelines that are recommended for students to utilize are as follows: “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, instrumentation, props, etc.)?”, and, “What/who was your inspiration?”
There’s three awards you can win. The Merit Award, Award of Excellence, and the Outstanding Interpretation Award.
The Merit Award means you get a bronze metal and your work is featured in the traveling exhibition. The Award of Excellence is a $200 scholarship, a silver metal, a Certificate of Excellence, and your work is featured in the traveling exhibition. Lastly, on www.pta.org it states, the Outstanding Interpretation Award means you get, “an expense-paid trip for awardee and chaperone to showcase work on stage at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration; $800 Young Artist Scholarship; Gold Medal; Certificate of Outstanding Interpretation; Work featured in the traveling exhibition; $200 Prize for Local PTA Unit.”
Come support your district by attending this years Reflections Ceremony on January 28th, 2020, at Lakewood High School!