Eddins Creativity Contest                                                                     

Introducing the

Eddins Creativity Contest!!!

*Dance *Music *Visual Art *Photography *Film *Writing

Choose 1 category… or all 6!

 The Eddins Creativity contest is sponsored by the Eddins Elementary PTA, but in the spirit of inclusive creativity, you do NOT have to be a PTA member to participate! We will use the rules and entry forms originally set forth by the PTA Reflections competitions, but if you cannot become a PTA member at this time, just ignore the parts that say you have to be a member! ;) (If your family does belong to PTA and your entry is a top winner of the Eddins Creativity Contest, we can advance your entry to local and national PTA Reflections competition with a chance to win cash and travel prizes!).


For our Eddins contest, we will be hosting a Gallery Night to show off all of our works and celebrate each and every participant in December (prizes for top winners to be announced soon). Please remember to take incredible joy in creating, and immense pride in entering!


The contest theme for 2018 is “Heroes Around Me”... whatever that means to YOU! There is no right or wrong interpretation! Students, you are asked to include a 10-100 word “artist statement” on the entry form describing how YOU see your work relating to the theme. Don’t overthink this- and certainly feel free to ask a teacher for help if you get stuck on this part. :)


Interpretation of Theme

How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement

20 pts

Artistic Merit/ Creativity

How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation

12 pts

Mastery of Medium

The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area

8 pts


CATEGORY OVERVIEWS (Please see Rules below for more details!)


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.


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.


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 format: Single-sided on 8 ½x11” paper.


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. Printed Notation (score/tabulature) is only required for middle and high school divisions.


Photography: Photo must be a single print. 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 11x14 inches including mat. Framed prints are not accepted.


Visual Arts: Accepted forms of visual art include: 2D 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. Frames and artwork containing loose materials are not accepted. Matting is accepted. Dimensions must not exceed 24x30 inches, including mat. Paper entries must be mounted on sturdy material. 3D objects (i.e. beads, pasta, etc.) glued to artwork is not permitted. Artwork must be 2D.*


*Special Artist Division: 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. The Special Artist Division welcomes all grades and all abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc.) Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division





Entry Forms:



If you have any questions at all, feel free to email Jessica Karam at jwkaram@gmail.com.