Reflections Art Contest
2021-2022 theme: “I Will Change the World By…”
Is your child a budding artist?
Is your child looking for a creative outlet?
If so, we highly recommend learning more about Reflections!
This year, Windsor PTA is accepting submissions for the National PTA Reflections art program from students in Kindergarten thru 5th grade. Reflections is a theme-based art competition, where students can be recognized and compete in art, photography, writing, music, dance, and film! Student winners advance through council, region, and state Reflections programs, with the chance to win scholarship money at the national level!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, November 4, 2021 to Mrs. Reed in the Windsor LMC
STUDENT ENTRY PACKET:
- Student Entry Form, How to Enter, & Official Rules (fillable PDF)
SPECIFIC CATEGORY GUIDELINES:
Students submit their completed works of art along with their completed & signed entry form (page 3 of the student packet). It is important to understand and follow general rules and guidelines for the specific art category. Judging is more stringent at region and state levels and entries are disqualified if they fall outside of stated rules.
Entries are evaluated by category and division* according to the child’s age/grade. Then, artwork is scored/judged according to a rubric for interpretation (40%), creativity (30%), and technique (30%). Therefore, scoring will tend to be higher when an artist statement includes both the student’s inspiration and how their artwork relates to the theme. Judging occurs at the Council level (AHC), which includes all local PTAs in D25 schools, and advancing projects move to our PTA region (NW Cook), state (Illinois PTA), and then to nationals (National PTA).
* Reflections has a Special Artist Division that is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA. Learn more about eligibility and rules from Special Artist Division Specific Rules/Guidelines.
Email Amy Reed (Windsor’s PTA Reflections Rep) with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.