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Student Celebrations

Entries for 'Reflections' art competition available for viewing online
State winners to be announced in the spring

Jan. 17, 2013 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact:Communications | (206) 252-0200

All entries to the Seattle Council PTSA's "Reflections" art competition can be viewed at the SCPTA's website at http://www.seattlereflections.com/. This year's theme was "The Magic of a Moment" – with entries in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Dance, Music and Literature.

Finalist in photo category from Alki ElementarySchool Superintendant José Banda and Seattle Council PTSA President Lauren McGuire on Jan. 6 presented awards to 31 Seattle Public Schools artists of all ages and abilities. Their work will progress to the state level of the National PTA's annual Reflections art competition. State winners will be announced in the spring.

Hundreds of students across the District participated in this juried art contest with 154 works from 21 schools selected to go to the Council level. These works were exhibited from Dec. 10 to Jan. 6.
at the Harrison St. Gallery, Seattle Center,

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition that provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Finalist in the special artist category from Nathan Hale High SchoolIn its 40-year history, millions of children and youth have participated. Students first compete locally, with winners advancing to state and national competitions. Young artists get involved in Reflections through their local PTA or PTSA.

A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Film/Video and Choreography/ Dance, as well as the new category of Special Artist.

Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to National PTA's Reflections Theme Search.

Top photo
Title: Our New Home
Division: Primary
School: Alki Elementary
Finalist: Photography
Bottom photo
Title: Colored Checkers
Division: Special Artist
School: Nathan Hale High School
Finalist: Visual Arts









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