Elizabeth Blackwell PTSA

 

Calling All Blackwell Art Enthusiasts! 

Application can be found here!

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that 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 not only in school, but in life.

Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Entries are due on Thursday, OCTOBER 24th 
By the end of the school day. Turn in at the main office.
 
Please have an entry form completely filled out, in a sheet protector and taped to the back of art and photo entries or taped to the front of large reclosable manilla envelope for Literature, Dance, Film and Music entries.
 
Pick up packets with all the rules and info for submitting your work in the main office or look below for detailed rules for each category.
 
Pro tip- Ben Franklin has the sleeves that are used to cover art and photography entries.
 
Use the arts to share your personal Reflections on the 2019-2020 theme: Look Within.

Submissions are due in the main office by October 24, 2019.
For questions, contact Emily Sparks at emilymaysparks@gmail.com

Dance Choreography: Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. More info here!

Film Production: Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. More info here!

Literature: Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as 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. Accepted formats: Single-sided print on 8 1⁄2x11” paper. More info here!

Music Composition: All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC on a USB Flash Drive. Notation(score/tablature) in PDF format is only required for middle and high school divisions. More info here!

Photography: Photo must be a single print image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. More info here!

Visual Arts: Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing, collage, computer generated images and graphics, drawing, mixed media, painting, and printmaking. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24x30 inches with matting. Framed entries and stretched canvas are not accepted. More info here! 

Special Artist: Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. See Official Rules for details.

    • All participants must also follow Official Rules for Participation

If you have questions email me at emilymaysparks@gmail.com