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Annual National PTA Art contest for students K-12 

Students create their work of art and write a short artist statement based on the theme "Accepting Imperfection"; judging is based on both the artwork and artist statement.


Students can submit multiple pieces, but only piece per category (i.e. a poem and a picture but not two poems or two pictures).

The top three WHS entries in each 6 categories will have their art celebrated at a districtwide showcase in January. Northshore Council PTA judges which art goes to Washington State!  You have a chance to go all the way to nationals!


Complete information and rules can be found on the Washington State PTA Reflections website and Northshore Council Reflections website has even more infomation!


Entries are due by 12:00pm (noon) on TBD *typically in November




1). Visual Arts

Original print, drawing, painting, collage (cut and pasted materials such as clippings and photos), metal etching or punch work, fiber work or computer-generated artwork.

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3). Literature

Prose, Poetry, Drama, Reflective essay, Narrative, Short story.

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5). Dance Choreography

Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Folk Dance, Religious Dance, Dance Ensembles (color guard/indoor guard), Ice Skating/Dancing and Gymnastics Floor Routine.

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2). Photography

A single photo, panoramic, photo montage (one print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich photogram. Original black-and-white and color images are accepted.

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4). Music Composition

Acappella, Blues, Choral, Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Musical, Orchestral, Pop, R&B, Religious, Rock, Symphonic/Concert Band and Traditional.

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6). Film Production

Animation: Demonstrates motion by sequencing still objects or using computer-generated graphics.

Narrative: Tells a fictional story developed by the student.

Documentary: Presents facts and information.

Experimental: Explores movement, light and montage.

Multimedia: Uses a combination of different contents (text, audio, still images, animation, etc.).

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Get Inspired

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