The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Young artists get involved through our IMS PTSA and an IMS student may submit an entry using various arts such as Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film/Video, Dance/Choreography. Only original works of art are accepted.   

Each year a theme is chosen by the National PTA.  This year's theme is, "Within Reach".

Entries are due FridayOctober 27th by 3:10 pm in the IMS main office
Reflections Reception for all participants is Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm in the IMS commons
Issaquah School District Reception is Tuesday, January 9th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the IHS commons
Click here for a flyer.
Click here for a Student Entry Form and see rules below.

Please contact chairperson Rebecca Maljak at rebeccamaljak@gmail.com with questions.

Rules & Guidelines

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme.  To ensure your entry can move on to the higher levels please submit artwork that adheres to the following rules and guidelines. Click here to find out more information or the links below:
 
Literature Rules - works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
Music Composition Rules - original musical composition, with or without words.
Photography Rules - prints have a maximum finished size of 18 x 24 inches in color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.
Visual Arts Rules 2D - drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling. A maximum finished size of 18x24 inches.
Visual Arts Rules 3D - drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling. A maximum finished size of 18x24 inches.
Film Production Rules - original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
Dance Choreography Rules - originally choreographed dance composition
 
Special Artists
The Special Artist Division is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines set forth in the American Disabilities Act. 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. Find out more info here.
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