Owen Elementary PTA

Indian Prairie School District 204

PTA Reflections Art Contest


Contact: Allison Bonansinga

email: alliebonansinga@gmail.com

Each year your PTA sponsors an art contest for students K-12. Students compete at their local school for an opportunity to advance to district, state and national levels. The competition is an invitation for students to express themselves in a fresh way. There are six categories to choose from and no limit to how a student can interpret the theme.

REFLECTIONS RULES IN BRIEF

 

Theme: “Heroes Around Me”

Entries due by Wednesday, Nov. 7 to Owen Main Office

Categories:

Literature: Must be handwritten or typed by the student on any paper not to exceed 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size, one side only. (Grade 1 and younger, and Special Education students may be assisted without altering child’s words.) Work must be no more than 2,000 words. Could be: poem, play, short story, essay, etc. Literature projects may be in the student’s native language, but must be translated into English without altering the student’s expression.

Music Composition: Music must be recorded on a USB drive or CD and cannot exceed five (5) minutes in length and 1 GB in file size. Various formats are accepted for this category, including mp4, avi, and wmv. Please include audio only – videos are not accepted.

Photography: Photos can be up to 11 x 14 inches (including mat) or smaller. Photography may be black and white or color. The student must snap the photograph using any still camera. A student may submit a photo, collage print, multiple exposure, etc.

Visual Arts: Artwork must be less than 24 x 30 inches in size, and less than 3/8 inch in thickness. Completed project must be flat. Do not glue anything on your work that will not be completely flat. May use drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, computer generated images, etc. Artwork on stretched canvas is discouraged, but can be submitted if less than 3/8 inch thick.

Dance/ Choreography: Choreography must be the work of one student who may or may not be one of the performers. Entries must be recorded on USB drive or DVD, not to exceed five (5) minutes and 1 GB file size. Various formats are accepted for this category. The preferred format for judging purposes is MP4/MPEG.

Film/Video Production: Student must be the director, screenwriter and camera person. Can be fiction or nonfiction, with or without sound, animated or computer generated. All aspects of the film must be done by the student. Entries must be recorded on USB drive or DVD and are limited to five (5) minutes and 1 GB file size. Various formats are accepted for this category. The preferred format for judging purposes is MP4/MPEG.

General Rules:

1. All projects must be the original work of ONE student. Projects advancing to the next PTA level must have a signed statement of originality granting permission to the National PTA and Illinois PTA to use their work. Student and parent/guardian signatures must be included on each “Official Entry Form.”

2. Each project MUST express the theme-“Heroes Around Me”

3. All entries must contain a Title.

4. All entries must include an Artist’s Statement to describe what inspired their work and how it relates to the theme (at least one sentence, up to 100 words max).

5. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for recorded music in dance choreography and film production entries

6. Work should be neat. Keep work from becoming wrinkled or torn. Mounting Visual Arts entries on black mat board is suggested. Please do not shrink wrap artwork.

7. Grade correct grammar and spelling are required. A dictionary should be used.

8. Projects must include student’s name, grade and class on the back of the project. PLEASE USE CLEAR SHEET PROTECTORS INSTEAD OF YELLOW OR MANILLA ENVELOPES.

9. Three-dimensional art will NOT be accepted; only art on paper, poster board, material mounted on cardboard, or canvas on cardboard will be accepted. NO GLUED ON NOODLES, EYES, BEADS, etc. Submit Flat work only.

Special Artist Division:

Special Artists should follow the general rules and guidelines specific to their submissions, modified only by accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The accommodation, in general, should be both specific and limited to the student’s disability. Special Artists have two options for entry: (1) enter in traditional grade division, choosing the grade division most closely aligned to their abilities, without having extra assistance from an adult; or (2) enter in the Special Artist division, which is non-graded, and may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. Please see the Special Artist detailed rules for more information.

Click on the Following Link to Download an Entry Form and Detailed Rules for each Category:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qsgwEkJBk7JHfjuqRnyfSYzgBD1bFoSu?usp=sharing

 

Entry Forms, General Rules and Detailed Rules for each Category:    

     

     Student Entry Form 2018

General Rules

Detailed Rules Visual Arts

Detailed Rules Literature

Detailed Rules Photography  

Detailed Rules Dance Choreography

Detailed Rules Film Production

Detailed Rules Music Composition

Detailed Rules Special Artist


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