Reflections 2015

 Click HERE to view a complete list of the 2015 Charles Barrett winners.

2014 Charles Barrett Reflections Winners

2014 Charles Barrett Reflections Winners

Enter the 2015 Reflections Art Competition

{Download and print your entry form: Reflections Entry Form}

How to start & to enter:

1.Think about this year’s PTA Reflections Art Competition theme “Let your imagination fly.”

2.Think about how you like to let your imagination fly. Is it through Music? Dance? Painting/drawing/sculpture? Writing? Directing & filming? Photography?

3.Read the general 2015 Reflections art competition rules and the rules for the art category that interests you (below) and get your materials ready.

4. Turn on your imaginations and start creating your original artwork!
– How to jumpstart ideas: start with a line or a shape on a blank piece of art paper, or a musical note or a spin on your tippy toes, or a brush of paint or gluing a few scraps of paper together. Start somewhere – anywhere and let your own imagination take it from there.
-Where to start: Work on your art piece at home and/or come with an adult to the Reflections Art Workshop on Tuesday, October 13, from 5:30-7:30. It will be an opportunity for you to jumpstart a creative idea or to continue working on your art piece. We will also assist with entry forms and any additional questions.

5.Finish your original artwork, write your name on the back of your work and fill out your entry form. Remember to put some thought into your artist statement on your entry form. It communicates to the judges what inspired your work and how it relates to the theme “Let your imagination fly.”

6.Submit your completed artwork with your entry form to the front office by Friday, October 23.
(All Charles Barrett artists will be celebrated. Winners will be announced in early November and move to the city competition for a chance to compete at the city, district, state and national level.) Email or with questions or go to

Reflections Art Competition Rules


•Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme “Let your imagination fly” may be submitted.
•Each entry must be the original work of one student only. 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.
•Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for recorded music in dance choreography and film production entries
•Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement. The artist statement is very important in the judging process. It communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme “Let your imagination fly…” and the content of the work. The statement must include at least one sentence, but may not exceed 100 words.


VISUAL ARTS: drawing, painting, collages, photographic collages, computer-generated image. Dimensions must not exceed 24×30 inches

VISUAL ARTS 3-D FORMS: models, ceramics, design, dioramas, fiber work, jewelry, kites, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, sculpture, carpentry and wind chimes. Artwork must be able to move for display purposes.

PHOTOGRAPHY: a single photo, panoramic, photomontage (one seamless print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich or photogram. Original black-and-white and color images are accepted. Print must not exceed 11×14 inches.

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: Ballet, contemporary, ethnic and folk, hip hop, jazz, and tap. The choreographer (student submitting entry) may be the performer or one of the performers, but the choreographer does not have to perform in the entry. Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size. Accepted file formats include: AVI, MOV, MPG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, FLV and F4V. Cite background music (if any) on the student entry form. Label CD/DVD/ flash drive with name and title of artwork.
Copyright information and filming suggestions available through:

MUSIC: original composition including A cappella, blues, choral, country, electronic, hip hop, jazz, world music , musical, orchestral, pop, R&B, religious, rock, symphonic/concert band and traditional. The composer (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of sound. The student composer may submit an entry performed by an individual or group and/or make use of a sound library generated performance of a composed score. Student composers are not required to perform their composition. Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size. Accepted audio file formats include: MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC. Label CD/DVD/flash drive with name and title of artwork.
For recording tips or more information:

LITERATURE: Prose, poetry, drama (screen play and play script), reflective essay, narrative, or short story. Entry must not exceed 2,000 words. Hand written and typed entries are accepted on 8.5×11 paper (one sided only). Number each page and please include student name and entry title on back of entry.

FILM PRODUCTION: fiction or non-fiction, animation, narrative, documentary, multimedia. The producer (student submitting the entry) is not required to appear in the film but if the student chooses to, a camera tripod may be used. All screenwriting, directing, camera/filming and editing must be done by the student producer. Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size. Accepted file formats include: AVI, MOV, MPG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, FLV and F4V. Use of background music must be cited on the student entry form. Label CD/DVD/flash drive with name and title of artwork.
For filming tips or more information go to:

SPECIAL ART DIVISION: For more information on the Special Art Division rules, go to:

Reflections 2015 Winners

2015 Reflections Art Competition: Charles Barrett Winners   The Reflections artwork this year was amazing! We are so proud of the incredible artists we have here at Charles Barrett.  Thank you to all who entered and created a remarkable work of art! It was extremely tough for the judges.  Below are the winners from this year’s competition.  All 1st place …

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