The theme for the 2019-2020 PTA Reflections Art Program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections

The deadline for entries is Friday, November 8th. They may be turned into Mr. Terrile, art teacher at HCS and to Ms. Downey, art teacher at HMS. Any questions can be directed to us via email at reflections@hampsteadptsa.org 


Visual Arts: Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion - clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24x30 inches. Framed entries are not accepted. Include one digital image of artwork with your submission. 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes.

Dance Choreography: Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Submit CD/DVD/USB Drive in 9X12 inch envelope with Student Entry Form in page protector taped to envelope.

Film Production: Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Submit CD/DVD or USB Drive in 9X12 inch envelope with Student Entry Form in page protector taped to envelope.

Literature: Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted formats: Single-sided print on 8 ½x11” paper and pdf file in a 9X12 envelope or page protector.

Music Composition: All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Notation (score/tablature) in PDF format is only required for middle school. Submit CD/DVD/USB Drive in 9X12 inch envelope with Student Entry Form in page protector taped to envelope. Notation should be single-sided print on 8 ½ X 11 paper.

Photography: Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. Digital image dimensions must be at least 640x960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.

Special Artist: Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. See Official Rules for details.

Reflections Awards Night
There will be a celebration at HCS on Wednesday, December 11th for all students who entered the program. Start time 6pm. During this event, all student entries from both HCS and HMS will be displayed and the winners will be announced. Families and friends are invited to the event. All students who participate in Reflections will receive a ribbon and certificate. 

Local Hampstead winners will have their projects sent on to the NH state competition, which will be held at Gilbert. H. Hood in Derry, NH on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.