Rowan Elementary PTA

Rowan PTA Presents  

2018-2019 Reflections Theme

"Heroes Around Me"

It is the 50th anniversary of the National PTA Reflections program!  Let’s see how we can represent Rowan Elementary with some amazing entries!
The National PTA’s annual Arts in Education program offers all students K through 4 to showcase their artistic abilities in six categories and Rowan is a proud sponsor of this program!  
The National PTA’s annual Arts in Education program offers all students K through 4 to showcase their artistic abilities in six categories: 
• Literature
• Musical Composition
• Dance Choreography
• Film Production
• Photography
• Visual Arts
Contact person: Tatiana Brower, thsbrower@yahoo.com
Students may enter as many times as they want in all categories (with one form for each entry, please!). Please ENCOURAGE them to explore all their artistic talents!


​Reflections Entry Form: Reflections Entry Form.pdf

*******DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Friday, November 2, 2018 (end of day!)***********
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Reflections Program. Your encouragement is appreciated. We hope that this is a wonderful experience for your student.  Students will need to have their entries turned into the Rowan office by Friday, November 2nd. In order to have entries judged and submitted on time for regional judging, late entries will not be accepted.   
Entries must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. The program is designed to encourage and recognize each student’s individual creativity. Help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed and would cause the entry to be disqualified.  
A separate form must accompany each entry.  
Children can submit up to 3 entries per category and they are free to submit entries in all categories if they so desire!
Encourage your student to have fun exploring their creativity! We’ll have a recognition ceremony in early February for all participants. A notice will be sent home via email – we will use the email provided on the student entry form.   
If you have questions or need any help with forms or rules, please contact:  
Tatiana Brower - thsbrower@yahoo.com, cell 732-343-4822 or home 724.553.5610

PA PTA Reflections Summary of Rules
2018-2019 PA PTA REFLECTIONS
"HEROES AROUND ME ”
SUMMARY OF RULES


DANCE
STUDENT MUST MAKE UP THE DANCE INDEPENDENTLY. YOUR CHOICE OF DANCE STYLE.
STUDENT CAN BE A PERFORMER BUT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE.
CAN HAVE OTHER DANCERS IN IT BUT ONLY ONE CAN SUBMIT THIS ENTRY.
VIDEO MUST NOT EXCEED 5 MINUTES AND 1 GB IN FILE SIZE.
FORMATS: AVI, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .f4v on disc or flash drive
SUBMIT AND LABEL DISC AND ENVELOPE WITH title.category.division. region. local pta

FILM
STUDENT MUST WRITE, PRODUCE/EDIT AND RECORD FILM BY HAND OR TRIPOD.
VIDEO MUST NOT TO EXCEED 5 MINUTES OR 1 GB IN FILE SIZE.
FORMATS: AVI, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .f4v on disc or flash drive
NO POWERPOINTS. CAN BE ANIMATION, NARRATIVE, DOCUMENTARY OR MEDIA.
SUBMIT AND LABEL DISC AND ENVELOPE WITH title.category.division. region. local pta

LITERATURE
ALL FORMS OF ORIGINAL FICTION AND NONFICTION WRITING.
NOT TO EXCEED 1000 WORDS...HANDWRITTEN OR TYPED...ONE SIDED 8 1/2 X 11" PAPER.·         
LITERATURE WORD-COUNTS SHOULD BE INCLUDED ON STUDENT ENTRY FORMS.
ORIGINAL AND TWO COPIES MUST BE SUBMITTED IN MANILLA FOLDER WITH ENTRY FORM STAPLED TO BACK. (NO DISC NEEDED)
LABEL BACK OF ALL PAGES OF PAPER WITH title.category.division. region. local pta

MUSIC COMPOSITION
STUDENT MUST WRITE ORIGINAL MUSICAL PIECE.
STUDENT CAN PERFORM THE COMPOSITION BUT DOES NOT HAVE TO. CAN HAVE OTHER PERFORMERS.
NOTATION, SCORE OR TABULATURE IS REQUIRED FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS.
NO MUSIC VIDEOS. FORMAT: MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) AND FLAC.
NOT TO EXCEED 5 MINUTES.
SUBMIT AND LABEL DISC AND ENVELOPE WITH title.category.division. region. local pta

PHOTOGRAPHY
SINGLE ORIGINAL PHOTO TAKEN BY STUDENT BY HAND OR TRIPOD/TIMER/SELFIE STICK, ETC.
MINIMUM OF 5”X7" NOT TO EXCEED 11"X14" INCLUDING MATTING.
MUST BE MOUNTED OR MATTED ON STURDY MATERIAL.
PRINT OR DIGITAL IMAGE (FORMAT: .JPEG, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, .BMP)
LABEL BACK OF ARTWORK WITH title.category.division. region. local pta
NO DISC OR ENVELOPE NECESSARY BUT MUST ENCLOSE ENTRY FORM IN SLEEVE AND TAPE TO BACK OF PHOTO.

VISUAL ARTS
2D (DRAWING, PAINTING, COLLAGE, ETC.) AND/OR 3D (ARCHITECTURE, CARPENTRY, CERAMICS, CRAFTS, JEWELRY, MOBILES, SCULTURES, ETC.) ACCEPTED.
2D MUST BE MOUNTED BUT NOT TO EXCEED 12”X16" INCLUDING MATTING. NO FRAMES OR LOOSE MATERIALS.
3D NOT TO EXCEED 12"X12"X12"INCLUDING PACKAGING + 3 PHOTOS OF WORK. PHYSICAL 3D ARTWORK WILL ONLY BE JUDGED AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.  ADVANCING ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BY THE 3 PHOTOS (AT 3 DIFFERENT ANGLES) SUBMITTED.  PLEASE SUBMIT THE HIGHEST QUALITY POSSIBLE.
LABEL (BACK OF 2D OR BOX OF 3D) ARTWORK WITH title.category.division. region. local pta
NO DISC OR ENVELOPE NECESSARY BUT MUST ENCLOSE ENTRY FORM IN SLEEVE AND TAPE TO BACK OF 2D ARTWORK OR 3D BOX.
Remember The ACTUAL 3D piece should NEVER leave the hands of the local Reflections chairman. At all council, non-council, region and state levels, the photographs only are used for judging. Local chairmen do NOT send on 3D pieces - they will not be judged.

SPECIAL ARTIST
STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE SERVICES UNDER IDEA OR SECTION 504 ARE ELIGIBLE.
OPTION TO SUBMIT ARTWORK UNDER GRADE DIVISION ALIGNED TO THEIR FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES
OR OPTION TO SUBMIT UNDER "SPECIAL ARTIST" CATEGORY WITH NO AGE SEPARATION (1 CATEGORY FOR ALL AGES)
ACCOMODATIONS MADE ONLY ACCORDING TO DISABILITY (EX. ASSIST TYPING OR HOLDING A CAMERA) BUT MUST REFLECT THE SOLE CREATIVITY IN IDEA AND EXECUTION OF THE ARTIST.