Reflections 2018-2019: Heroes Around Me
Deadline for Submission
November 16, 2018
No late entries will be accepted, no exceptions
Student Entry Form
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What is Reflections?
The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts program developed in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Each year, students in grades pre-K through 12 create original artwork reflecting a theme. Entries that win at the school level may progress to the county, state, or even national level.
Who May Participate?
All LFE students!
What Are the Categories?
Students may enter one or more original works in the following six categories (students may enter multiple categories, but may not enter the same category more than once):
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What Are the Grade Divisions?
Primary: PreK - 2nd Grade
Intermediate: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Special Artists: All Grades
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How Do I Enter?
Submit your artwork with a Student Entry Form to your teacher by November 16, 2018. Your teacher will submit it to the PTA.
No late entries will be accepted, no exceptions.
Every entry needs its own Student Entry Form, even if it is from the same student.
What Are the Rules?
How Are the Entries Judged?
Entries are judged blindly (students' names are not visible) by a panel of judges made up of teachers and staff members at LFE. Parents of LFE students are not eligible to be judges. Typically the panel has included the Art and Music teachers, Mr. Nielson, and other available teachers/staff.
Entries will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality, and creativity.
Under no conditions may parents or students contact the judges to dispute their decisions.
When are the Winners Announced?
Winners will be announced at school and posted here and on the Lucy Franklin Elementary PTA Facebook Page by November 30, 2018.
What Happens If I Win?
Winners will recieve a prize (to be determined) and a letter of congratulations. Their artwork will also be displayed at the Blue Springs District Showcase on December 5, 2018. Winners' artwork will also be submitted for further competition (county, then state, then nationals.)
Email Rose Bittner at LFEPTACulturalArts@gmail.com
Congratulations to Our 2017-2018 Winners!
1. Brant Varnum - The ISS Dream
2. Salome Cummins - What I Will Want to Be
3. Logan Ruehter - My Goal
Primary Visual Arts
1. Eliana Edmondson - Gymnastics on the Bar
2. Eila Fuller - Mo-Eila: Queen of the Waves
3. Brennan Yonker - Gwonicle Swimming Pool
Intermediate Music Composition
1. Arianna Yonker - Fly Like the Wind
1. Marie Herndon - Nature Within Reach
2. Ava Dawson - Climb Upwards
3. Maya Sahrawat - Beauty is Within Reach in Unexpected Places
1. Maya Sahrawat - Feeling Good About Yourself is Within Reach
2. Ava Howell - The Beast Without Beauty
3. Annie Goebel - Reach the Sky
Intermediate Visual Arts
1. Keileen Burt - Reach Out
2. Olivia Crews - My Goals
3. Tristyn Zinkiewicz - Gerald the Giraffe