Reflections Entries Due October 15th, 2021

Change the World

 

 

Submit a reflections entry

https://www.utahpta.org/user/login?destination=ref/my

 

A full set of rules and requirements can be found here - Reflections Rules - below is a short summary of rules.

Instructional Video on How to Enter

https://youtu.be/mzrQapKUh1I

 

Reflections information

Reflections is a national PTA program where kids can express themselves using many different art forms.  There is no cost to participate.  To find out more check out the sites below.

https://www.utahpta.org/reflections  

Last years winners

       https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections/awards

Rules Summary

Arts Categories

Dance Choreography

Dance Choreography

 The act of creating movement. The choreographer (student submitting entry) may be the performer or one of the people performing, but the choreographer does not have to perform in the entry. All choreography must be done solely by the student entrant.  Consider the following styles and ensembles to portray your original choreography: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip
Hop, Jazz, Tap, Folk Dance, Religious Dance, Dance Ensembles (color guard/indoor guard), Ice Skating/Dancing
and Gymnastics-floor routine.

Video file must not exceed 5 minutes and 1 GB in size. Submit on a USB drive. Accepted formats:  MP4

Film

Film Production

      FILM PRODUCTION is the process of making a film. All filming, screenwriting, directing, and editing must
be done by the student producer. All entries must contain only original student produced images and footage. The
student must be in control of the camera at all times, including when using a tripod, selfie stick, drone, or other
film capturing devices. Entries created using presentation software such as PowerPoint and Google Slides are
prohibited

Consider the following styles to portray your original work of fiction or nonfiction:
■ Animation: Demonstrates motion by sequencing still objects or using computer-generated graphics.
■ Narrative: Tells a fictional story developed by the student.
■ Documentary: Presents facts and information.
■ Experimental: Explores movement, light, and montage.
■ Multimedia: Uses a combination of different contents (text, audio, still images, animation, etc.).

Submission Requirements
■ Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
■ Each entry must be the original work of one student only.
■ Student submitting the entry MUST be the cameraman.
■ Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size.
■ Accepted file formats include: MP4.
■ Use of background music must be cited on the Student Entry Form.

 

 

Literature

Literature

LITERATURE is the art of writing. The author (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses his or her own thoughts and ideas through the use of words. Authors submit a single literary work, handwritten or typed, using grade-appropriate grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Comic books, graphic novels, and collections of literary work (such as poems and short stories) are not accepted

Accepted formats of fiction and nonfiction include: prose, poetry, reflective essay, screenplay and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary languages if an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Acceptable formats: Single-sided 8 ½ X 11” paper.

Music

Music Composition

MUSIC COMPOSITION is the process of creating a new piece of music. The composer (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses his/her own thoughts and ideas through the use of sound. The student composer may submit an entry performed by an individual or group and/or make use of a sound library generated performance of a composed score.  Student composers are not required to perform their compositions. Middle and high school grade divisions require either a music score/notation (either traditional or tablature) or a written reflective statement that provides a musically technical explanation of how the music was created (100 words or less).

Submission Requirements:
■ Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
■ Each entry must be the original work of one student only.
■ Audio files only. No videos allowed.
■ Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size.
■ Accepted audio file formats include: MP3, M4A, WAV.

 

Photography

Photography  - Note:  Collages are not accepted in the photography category

PHOTOGRAPHY is the process of creating an image. The photographer (student submitting entry) is a person who captures his or her own thoughts and ideas with a camera. By focusing on objects using various lenses, filters and light sources, photographers may demonstrate the use of photographic techniques conventionally or digitally

Accepted forms of photography include: A single photo, panoramic, photomontage (one print of multiple
original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich, or photogram. Original black-and-white and color
images are accepted.
Non-accepted forms of photography include: Entries with added graphics over the image, including lettering,
are not accepted. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Original film (negatives or transparencies)
and multidimensional pieces are not accepted.

Submission Requirements:
■ Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
■ Each entry must be the original work of one student only.
■ Print must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 11x14 inches.
■ Framed photos are not accepted.
■ Accepted file format is jpg.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts 3-D

VISUAL ARTS include many art forms that are visual in nature. The artist (student submitting entry) is a person
who captures his or her own thoughts and ideas to create a visual piece of art.
Accepted forms of 3D Visual Art include: Carpentry, ceramics, crafts, dioramas, fiberwork, jewelry, kites, metal
etching/punch work, mobiles, sculpture, and wind chimes. Reproductions or enlargements of other artwork are
not accepted. (Pictures/paintings which would hang on the wall for display, even with some three-dimensional
elements, should be entered in 2D Visual Arts.)

 

Submission Requirements:
■ Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
■ Graphic novels, comic books, and shadow boxes are not allowed.
■ Each entry must be the original work of one student only.
■ Multiple entries are not allowed.
■ Take 3 color photos of the artwork from various angles for judging, ID, and exhibition purposes.
■ Artwork requiring viewer manipulation is not allowed.
■ Artwork containing loose materials is not accepted.
■ Separate pieces submitted as one entry are not allowed.
■ Multiple entries are not allowed.
■ Accepted file format is JPG.

 

 Visual Arts

Visual Arts 2-D

VISUAL ARTS include many art forms that are visual in nature. The artist (student submitting entry) is a person
who captures his or her own thoughts and ideas to create a visual piece of art.
Accepted forms of 2D Visual Art include: Architecture, collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/
pasted), computer-generated image, design, drawing, flat metal etching/punch work, painting, and printmaking.
Reproductions or enlargements of other artwork are not accepted.

Submission Requirements:
■ Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
■ Each entry must be the original work of one student only.
■ Dimensions must not exceed 24x30 inches, including matting.
■ Framed entries are not accepted. Shadow boxes are not allowed.