Reflections Art Competition

Student Entry Form
Rules (all categories)
Artists with Special Needs

What is Reflections?

Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program (contest) to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-18 theme: Within Reach.
Categories are Dance, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.

All participants will be honored at a celebration in October.

How can my student enter?

Take a look at the rules attached to make sure the submission will be in the right format to be judged in the contest.
All entries need to be turned into the PTSA committee members during the week of October 2-6 from 7-7:45 AM in the school lobby.
Submissions will be reviewed based on:

  • Interpretation How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and is presentation.
  • Technical Skill The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Grade Divisions: Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade (Primary K-2: Intermediate 3-5) Special Artists: All grades. Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA Section 504 can enter in this category.

Entries should include an ARTIST STATEMENT that tells the judges about the work and
what it means to the artist, how it relates to the theme, personal connection to the theme, how the work was created, who or what was inspiration, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Skaggs: or Sayward Masselter:, co-chairs or Stacey Strudthoff (3rd Grade): or Julie Wacker (3rd Grade):, teacher liaisons.

Rules by Category
Film Production
Visual Arts