2012 PTA Reflections Contest
Every year, the Virginia PTA hosts the Reflections contest. The contest is a way for students to express themselves through art and to showcase their talents and creativity.
So what it the theme this year?
“Magic of the Moment”
Using this theme, students are asked to create an original piece of art in the areas of film production, literature, dance choreography, musical composition, photography or visual arts.
Local artists will judge the students’ entries, and the winning entries will advance to a county level competition. From the county level, there are competitions at a district, state and national level.
And new this year is a Special Artist Division. From the National PTA website, The Special Artist Division is non-graded and limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own artwork but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. At the national level, one Special Artist from across all arts categories will be selected to receive an Outstanding Interpretation Award. Up to five additional Special Artists may be selected to receive national Awards of Excellence.
Read on for information on school deadlines and for access to entry forms, consent forms and rules.
Deadlines at each school are below:
Cave Spring High School: Oct. 29
Cave Spring Middle School: Oct. 22
Hidden Valley Middle School: Oct. 29
Back Creek Elementary School: Oct. 18
Cave Spring Elementary School: Oct. 16
Clearbrook Elementary School: Nov. 1
Green Valley Elementary School: Oct. 26
Oak Grove Elementary School: Oct. 22
Penn Forest Elementary School: Oct. 18
Forms and guidelines to enter the Reflections contest can be found at the Virginia PTA Site.
Hidden Valley High School participates in a cultural arts contest that is separate from the Reflections contest. Their deadline is Jan. 2. Find more information about their competition here.