Reflections Contest

Every year, the Monterey Road School PTA sponsors a Reflections Contest to encourage students to spark their creative side.

 2015-2016 Theme:

"Let Your Imagination Fly"

 All entries due by March ___, 2016.  Please turn in entries to your teacher.  


Awards for the Reflections contest will be presented at a special Monterey Road Reflections Recognition on ______________ at 7 pm in the cafeteria/multipurpose room.  You will be notified if you are a winner.  All entries will be displayed and all participants are invited.


  • All grades are eligible.

  • Students may submit as many entries as they wish in any category.

  • All entries must be original, new, and inspired by the theme.

  • Students may develop an entry in school or at home.

  • Entries must be entirely student created. 

All entries will be judged on artistic merit, creativity and interpretation of the theme.

All entries must have written on the back:

- Student's first and last name

- Grade level

- Room number

- Category


- Visual Arts

- Literature

- Musical Composition

- Photography



  • A visual arts entry must be an original print, drawing, painting, collage, metal etching or punch work, or fiber work.

  • Art may not exceed 24 inches by 30 inches including a mat and no thicker than 3/8 inch.

  • Paper, canvas, cardboard or pressboard is allowed.

  • Title of work may be displayed on the front or the back.



  • A literature entry may be of a work of fiction nonfiction; prose, poetry, or drama.

  • Entries may not exceed 2,000 words including the title.

  • Entries may be handwritten or typed.  Number all ages.

  • Submit of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper.  Use a plain, easy-to-read font (Arial, Comic Sans).

  • Students may have their entries typed by another person, with no changes made by the transcriber.  Entries are to reflect grade-appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling.

  • Students in the Kindergarten or first grade may dictate to another person who will type/write the original words of the student.



  • A musical composition entry may for voice, instruments or a combination of voice and instruments.

  • Lyrics may or may not be included.

  • Title of entry should be on the score.

  • The composition may not exceed 5 minutes.

  • Students are not required to perform their composition.

  • Please submit a CD recording of the composition and the score (no larger than 11 by 16 inches).



  • A photography entry must be an original black-and-white or color image, or a group of images produced by a photographic process.

  • Size may not exceed 11 by 14 inches including a mat.

  • Title of work may be displayed on the front or the back.


Enjoy the theme and have fun being creative!!



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