East Ridge Elementary PTA is pleased to offer the 2018 - 2019 Reflections Art competition.  The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.  The Theme this year is Heroes Around Me.

 

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.

  • Literature – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
  • Music Composition – original musical composition, with or without words.
  • Photography: color or black and white, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.
  • Visual Arts: drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
  • Film/Video: original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
  • Choreography/Dance: originally choreographed dance composition.

Participation is organized by student age and grade levels. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artworks by appropriate developmental age and skill levels. The grade divisions are:

  • Primary: Preschool – Grade 2
  • Intermediate: Grades 3 – 5
  • Middle School: Grades 6 – 8
  • High School: Grades 9 – 12

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. The program is structured for PTAs to recognize students at the local, council, state, and national levels. Entries are first judged at the local level and selected works are chosen to represent the PTA at each subsequent level. If a PTA is a member of a council, they will send the chosen entries to the council program according to the guidelines established by their council. If a PTA is not a member of a council, they will submit their entries directly to Washington State PTA.

 
The competition will start October 1st and run through November 2nd.  Four meetings will be held during lunch recess for all students grades K to 5 in room 10. 
Meetings are to be held on:
Wednesday, October 3rd
Friday, October 12th
Friday, October 19th
Wednesday, October 24th 
 
Mrs. Bero will be available during these meetings to answer questions, go over rules and guidelines and offer support.  Students may also work on their entries during this time.
 
For more information you can also go directly to https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/
 
All questions should be directed to Kristen Bero at reflections@erpta.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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