Georgia 2012-2013 Reflections

Report
“The World would be a
better place if...”
National Reflections program has been around since
1969.
Encourages students to bring a unique theme to life in
6 different categories.
Local Units 1st and 2nd place winners per grade per
category compete at Forsyth county council.
Forsyth county council 1st and 2nd place winners will
move on to compete at the Georgia PTA state level*.
* This is optional. If your PTA or the winners do not
wish for their work to move on to state level for judging,
we will not send it.
 Establish a deadline for entries.
(Your schools 1st and 2nd place entries are due to Forsyth County Council
by: October 29th between 10a and 12p at the Board of Education).
 Making sure your PTA is in good standing.
 Look for qualified judges for each category – only 1st and 2nd
winners in each category for each grade level and 8 special artists
for each category will be judged at county council.
 Order awards – ribbons, medals, certificates.
 Plan reception/celebration
Get the word out – use school website, local PTA
website, morning announcements, eNews,
flyers, attend faculty meeting, etc
Offer participation incentives - grants or gift cards
Make entry forms accessible
•Front office
•Media Center
•Send home in book bags
•Hang poster(s)
Dance Choreography
 A new work of art created for this theme, include a title and artist
statement
 The choreographer is not required to be a performer
 If there are performers, other than choreographer, consent forms will
be needed.
 Can use copyrighted music if you give proper credit
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 Entries not to exceed 5 minutes. Maximum upload file size is GB
 Submit on DVD with name, grade, and school printed on DVD and
DVD holder
 Submit entries in a 9x12 brown clasp envelope with a sheet protector
stapled to outside of envelope with entry form inside the protector
 Have student make a copy.
Works are not returned
Film Production
 A new work of art created for this theme, include a title and
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artist statement
Entries not to exceed 5 minutes
Entries can be without sound
Student submitting entry is not required to appear in the
film. Consent forms required for any actors in films.
Power points are NOT acceptable
Student submitting entry must be director, screenwriter
and cameraperson
Submit entries on DVD with name, grade, and school on
DVD and DVD cover
Submit entries in a 9x12 brown clasp envelope with a sheet
protector stapled to outside of envelope with entry form
inside the protector
Literature
 A new work of art created for this theme, include a title and
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artist statement
Entries not to exceed 2,000 words
Collections of poems or short stories are not accepted.
Work can be illustrated but is not a part of judging
Entries should reflect grade appropriate grammar,
punctuation, and spelling
Pre-K, K, First grade and Special Artists can dictate to an
adult
Submit 1 original and 2 copies, in a manila folder with entry
form stapled at the top to the back of the folder
Have the student make a copy. Works are not returned
Musical Composition:
 A new work of art created for this theme, include a title and
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artist statement
The musical piece can be for voice, instrument or a combination
Students are not required to perform their own composition
Submit on CD, with name, grade and school on CD and CD
holder
Entries not to exceed 5 minutes
No notation or score sheet is required for Primary and
Intermediate grades
Middle and High division grades must have score sheet included
Scores sheet size not to exceed 81/2 x 11
Submit entries in a 9x12 brown clasp envelope with a sheet
protector stapled to outside of envelope with entry form inside
the protector
Have student make a copy to keep. Works are not returned
Photography
 A new work of art created for this theme, include a title and
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artist statement
Single print or collage may not exceed 11”x14” including mat
Shrink wrap is highly recommended to protect artwork
Mount photo on cardboard mat or some sort of sturdy
material
No names on photograph and no graphics added to image
allowed
Place the entry form in a sheet protector; secure with
masking tape on the back of artwork, on top of protective
wrap
The use of copyrighted places, items, characters, etc can be
used if not the main subject of the work
Visual Arts
 A new work of art created for this theme, include a title and
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artist statement
No entry is to exceed 24”x30” including mat
Must be flat, may not be more than 3/8” thick
No canvas stretched on wood frames or framed artwork accepted
Submit entry backed by canvas board or pressboard not
exceeding 3/8”
Shrink wrap is highly recommended to protect artwork
Do not laminate or use food wrap
Do not sign the artwork, no names should be visible
Place the entry form in a sheet protector; secure with masking
tape on the back of artwork, on top of protective wrap
The use of copyrighted places, items, characters, etc can be used
if not the main subject of the work
Consent Form
•Required for any actual
person(s) filmed,
recorded, or
photographed in an
entry.
•Entries without a
consent for each
person, will be
disqualified.
•Remember all work
must be the creative
product of one student
only. No groups or
teams may submit
entries.
Go to PTA.org/reflections
National PTA Reflections online registration
Register Now
Either Sign In if you already have an account or Sign Up
Create an account (Username & password for your PTA)
Type in info to complete on-line form
Done!
Appendix F
PTA Participation form
Fill out Information
Enter # of entries received and
# that will go to FCC
Print form to bring to County
Save and exit
Email to County at:
[email protected]
Prepare Winning
Entries for County
Double check forms – artistic stmt & signatures
Follow category rules for protecting work ie,
shrink wrap, jumbo Ziplocks, envelopes, etc.
Print & Email to:
[email protected]
Bring entries to County Office on October 29th
10am-12pm with hard copies of Appendix F &
Reflections Log (spreadsheets)
Stephanie Moulton
404-789-8222
[email protected]
Or
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