HOW TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY: Entries should be placed in the Reflections box in the front office and must be dropped over by this coming Thursday, Nov. 10th at noon.
THEME: The theme for 2016-17 is “What is Your Story.” Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the current year’s theme may be submitted. To see examples of entries for past year’s themese, visit: http://www.wakepta.org/archived-reflections-examples.html
GRADE DIVISIONS: Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade (Primary: Preschool-Grade 2 or Intermediate: Grades 3-5.)
CATEGORIES: Students may submit entries in the following categories:
LITERATURE: LITERATURE is the art of writing. The author (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of words. Authors submit a single literary work, handwritten or typed, using grade-appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling. Collections of literary work (such as poems and short stories) are not accepted. Read the rules for this category here: http://www.wakepta.org/uploads/1/2/6/6/12665306/16-17-rules-literature.pdf
PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOGRAPHY is the process of creating an image. The photographer (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas with a camera. By focusing on objects using various lenses, filters and light sources, photographers may demonstrate the use of photographic techniques conventionally or digitally. 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-whiteand color images are accepted. Non-accepted forms of photography include: Entries with added graphics over the image, including lettering, are not accepted. Original film (negatives or transparencies) and multidimensional pieces are not accepted. Read the rules for this category here: http://www.wakepta.org/uploads/1/2/6/6/12665306/16-17-rules-photography.pdf
VISUAL ARTS: VISUAL ARTS include many art forms that are visual in nature. The artist (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas to create a visual piece of art. Accepted forms of visual art 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.
Read the rules for this category here: http://www.wakepta.org/uploads/1/2/6/6/12665306/16-17-rules-visual-arts-2d-and-3d.pdf
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ENTRIES: Each student will need a required Student Entry Form for each piece submitted to the school, a copy of the General Rules, and a copy of the Art Specific Rules for each art category they plan to participate in.
These documents can be found here: http://www.wakepta.org/reflections.html
OTHER GENERAL RULES:
Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. Because 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 except in the Special Artist Division.
Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only. See the specific Arts Category Rules for details.
Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least one sentence, but may not exceed 100 words.
Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for recorded music in dance choreography and film production entries. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified. Use of PowerPoint presentations are prohibited because most graphic elements are copyrighted.
QUESTIONS? Contact Sara Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.593.2375