2017 - 2018

PTA Reflections

Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic expression.  The Reflections theme for 2017 – 2018 is “Within Reach”.  Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine.  You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories as you like.  Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form.  Be sure to reflect the theme in your work. 

One parent must be a member of the Liberty PTA for his/her student's art to advance to council.

Click here for General Rules & Guidelines and Official Entry Form.

Categories Include (click on category name for category rules):

Literature – Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, drama (screen play and play script), reflective essay, narrative, and short story. Entry must not exceed 2,000 words and must be handwritten or typed; one side only. Students for whom English is not their first language may submit literature entries in their own language. An interpretive translation in English must accompany the entry. Accepted formats include: Single-sided print on 8 ½ x 11 paper, or PDF (.pdf) file format.

Visual Arts – Accepted forms include: original print, drawing, painting, collage (cut and pasted materials such as clippings and photos), metal etching or punch work, fiber work or computer-generated artwork. Framed entries not accepted. Paper entries must be mounted on sturdy material. Art work (including matting) must not exceed 24x30 inches.

Photography – Accepted forms of photography include: A single photo, panoramic, photomontage (one seamless print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich or photogram. Original black-and-white and color images are accepted. Entrant must be the one to take the photograph. Must be mounted or matted on cardboard mat, poster board, or other sturdy material. Accepted formats include: Matted print, or digital image (.jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp). Photography (including matting) must not exceed 8 ½ x 4 inches.

Musical Composition –All instruments, sounds, styles and combinations are accepted. Copyrighted material is prohibited. The composer may be the performer, or one of the performers, but does not have to be. Notation, score or tabulator is required for middle and high school division. Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes. Accepted file formats include: MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC formats. Music videos are not accepted.

Dance Choreography – Accepted styles include solo/ensemble: Ballet, contemporary, ethnic and folk, hip hop, jazz and tap. The choreographer may be the performer, or one of the performers, but does not have to be. Video recording must not exceed 5 minutes and must be less than 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size. Accepted file formats include: AVI, Quicktime (.mov), MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4), Windows Media (.wmv), and Flash Video (.flv, .f4v).

Film Production – Accepted forms include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, or a media presentation (powerpoint is prohibited). Entrant must be the director, screenwriter, and camera person including all story boarding and editing. Video recording must not exceed 5 minutes and must be less than 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size. Accepted file formats include: AVI, Quicktime (.mov), MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4), Windows Media (.wmv), and Flash Video (.flv, .f4v).

Deadline TBD.

Have fun and make sure all entries relate to the theme:  “Within Reach”

Contact Michelle Condra-Walls, Cultural Arts Chairman at castle.queen@hotmail.com if you have any questions.