2017-18 Reflections Arts Contest: Within Reach
Reflections is a National PTA arts competition that provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents. This year’s theme is “Within Reach”
Reflections takes original student submissions, inspired by the theme, in the area of visual art, photography, literature, music composition, film and dance choreography. There is also an optional “special artist” category for students who have a disability, qualifying under the ADA.
Reflections starts at the local level. Local PTSAs organize a contest at their schools and select which works to advance to the city level. Works are then further judged with opportunities for advancement to state and national levels.
Artwork due to SCPTSA: November 11, 2017
Installation of Art at Seattle Center: November 30, 2017 9:00am-1:00 p.m.
Art on Display: December 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Artists Reception: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 2:00-3:00 p.m. Seattle Center Armory Loft
Recognition Ceremony: Sunday, January 7, 2018 2:00-3:00 p.m. Seattle Center Loft Rooms 2 & 4
**The due date is a week earlier than last year. If you need that extra week, let Council Reflections Chair Lindsay Yost know, and we can work out a plan. We’ll work with your needs.**
A couple of notes about this year’s Recognition Ceremony
Refer to the sidebar to download rules for your category. There are big changes from last year! A few notables:
SCPTSA has grant funds available for Reflections programs!
Apply for grant funds for your school. Use the money for art supplies and/or awards. An idea for hosting a Reflections PTA activity is to schedule “think tanks” after school on early-release Wednesdays. Provide art supplies (with grant funds) and start the time with a group brainstorming session on what the theme – “Within Reach” – could mean to different people. Let students work on their own. No need for adult volunteers to be artists themselves. The students are the artists! Host 2-3 of them to allow students time to create a rough draft and then a final copy.
For help getting started at your school, contact Council Reflections Chair Lindsay Yost