The 2019-2020 theme Look Within will help students to look within themselves to determine what drives them, inspires them, and what they are most passionate about. Students can look within their communities to find the good, the bad, and what needs to be done to help their communities thrive.
Questions? Contact Elaine Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this year’s program.
This National Arts contest invites you to show your love for the arts in the categories of dance choreography, music composition, photography, visual arts, literature and filmmaking. Winners will be selected in each arts category in 3 divisions, if applicable: Pre-K-2, 3-5, and special artist.
Students will be celebrated at a school-wide assembly, and first place winners will move on to county and possibly state or national levels.
Take special care with your entry form. Your work, title and artist statement should all closely relate to the theme, Look Within. Entries will be judged based on the work and the artist statement in three categories: Interpretation of Theme (20 points), Creativity (10 points) and Technique (10 points). Your artist statement and title are crucial to your Interpretation of Theme score.
You may enter as many categories as you like and you may enter the same category more than once. A separate form must be filled out for each entry.
Please turn in your entries to the Reflections box in the library.
See the Virginia District PTA website for additional details.
Help promote contest participation, collect student entries, facilitate judging, and organize the school awards ceremony.
Contact the program chair(s) if you wish to help.
Congratulations to the APS Reflections State-Level Winner Charlie Whiteman, who received the Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography.
Congratulations to the McKinley students who participated in the District Reflections competition! Charlie Whiteman (Primary) and Molly Bakos (Intermediate) earned first place in dance choreography and are moving on to the state level of competition. Lillian Brunk received the Director’s Award for Photography.
2017 Winners and Participants
See the list of 2017 award winners and honorees.