General Rules

Divisions

Students at EDMES will be entered into one of three divisions:

  • Primary (K - Grade 2)

  • Intermediate (Grade 3 - 5)

  • Special Artist (All grades)

The Special Artist Division welcomes students from all grades and abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections.  Click here for rules for Special Artist Division

Entries

Entries must be new artwork inspired by this year's theme.

Each entry must be the original work of one student only.  An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work.

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 10 words and not exceed 100 words.  The artist statement is 40% of the overall score.

Adults may not edit, correct spelling, or assist with the artist statement.  For very young artists, e.g. kindergarten, an adult may record the artist statement as provided verbally by the artist.

Click Here for Official Rules for Participation

Dance Choreography

  • Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1000 MB in file size

  • Accepted file formats: AVI and MP4

  • Cite background music on entry form

   Click here for full guidance and rules​ for Dance Choreography

Film Production

  • Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1000 MB in file size

  • Accepted file formats: AVI and MP4

  • Cite background music on entry form

   Click here for full guidance and rules for Film Production.

Music Composition

  • Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1000 MB in file size

  • Accepted audio file formats include: MP3 and WAV

Click here for full guidance and rules for Music Composition

Literature

  • Entry must not exceed 2,000 words.

  • Hand written & typed entries are accepted on 8.5x11 paper (one side only), PDF file.

  • Number each page

Click here for full guidance and rules for Literature

Photography

  • Black and white or Color photos are accepted.

  • Entries with graphics or lettering and photo collages are not accepted.

  • Dimensions must be at least 640x960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution).

  • Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, and PNG

Click here for full guidance and rules for Photography​

Visual Arts

  • 2D artwork must not exceed 24x30 inches, including matting.

  • 3D artwork must include 3 photos of the entry and must not require assembly after transporting.

  • Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, and PNG

Click here for full guidance and rules for Visual Arts​

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