Reflections Art Contest

Reflections Art Contest


The world needs to know your inner artist!

Write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture, or create a piece of visual art and tell us your interpretation of the theme: “Within Reach.”

Pick up a PTA Reflections Entry Form today from the office or contact [Check back in 2017].  Entries due by [Check back in 2017]. No experience is required to participate in Reflections! Choose the arts category you’re interested in (see below), create an original piece and be recognized as an artist in your community.


Literature. Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, drama (screenplay and play script), reflective essay, narrative, and short story. Entry must not exceed 2,000 words and must be handwritten or typed; one side only. Students for whom English is not their first language may submit literature entries in their own language. An interpretive translation in English must accompany the entry. Accepted formats include: Single-sided print on 8 ½ x 11 paper, or PDF (.pdf) file format.

Music Composition. All instruments, sounds, styles and combinations are accepted. Copyrighted material is prohibited. The composer may be the performer or one of the performers, but does not have to be a performer. Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes. Accepted file formats include: MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC formats. Music videos are not accepted.

Photography. Accepted forms of photography include: A single photo, panoramic, photomontage (one seamless print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich or photogram. Original black-and-white and color images are accepted. Entrant must be the one to take the photograph. Must be mounted or matted on cardboard matte, poster board, or other sturdy material. Accepted formats include: Matted print, or digital image (.jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp).

Visual Arts. Accepted forms include: Architecture (2D/3D), carpentry, ceramics, collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer-generated image, crafts, design, dioramas, drawing, fiber work, jewelry, kites, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, painting, printmaking, sculpture and wind chimes. Framed entries not accepted. Paper entries must be mounted on sturdy material and 3D works must include packaging materials and 3 photos of the entry for judging and ID purposes.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for the Belinder Elementary Reflections committee, please click here.  If you would like to volunteer to help out or lead the Reflections committee, please click here.