Welcome to the

Reflections 2016-2017 "What is Your Story?" Here's How to Enter





The projects will be displayed at the Northport Library in February,
and everyone participating will be recognized in an awards assembly at the school



The deadline this year is November 7th


There are new rules so make sure you read all the rules on the other side of this form and follow them.


attach the entry form from this flyer filled out COMPLETELY AND neatly DO NOT REGISTER ON-LINE.


Then bring your entries to the Main Office by November 7th so your project can be judged.


We’ll do everything we can to make sure all projects are judged and displayed; but some projects may be received too late or be disqualified based on rules.  If that occurs, the student will still be recognized with all the other participants at the school awards ceremony.


Contact Amy Connor at ConnorNYC@aol.com with any questions

Name (PLEASE PRINT) _____________________________________________________


Parent’s Phone __________________   Parent’s Email ______________________________


Teacher ___________________________________________________   Grade________


Title ___________________________________________________________________

Category (circle one):    Literature    Film    Dance    Music    Visual Arts    Photography    Special Artist


Students may enter in one or more arts categories. Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student only. 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. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for background music in dance choreography and film production entries when cited. Entries will be judged on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality, and creativity.


Dance Choreography. Accepted styles include solo/ensemble include: ballet, contemporary, ethnic and folk, hip hop, jazz and tap. Choreographer may be the performer, or one of the performers, but does not have to be. Video recording must not exceed 5 minutes and must be less than 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size. Accepted file formats include: AVI, Quicktime (.mov), MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4), Windows Media (.wmv), and Flash Video (.flv, .f4v).


Film Production. Accepted forms include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, or a media presentation (PowerPoint is prohibited). Entrant must be the director, screenwriter, and camera person including all storyboarding and editing. Video recording must not exceed 5 minutes and must be less than 1GB (one gigabyte) in file size. Accepted file formats include: AVI, Quicktime (.mov), MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4), Windows Media (.wmv), and Flash Video (.flv, .f4v).


Literature. Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, drama (screen play and play script), reflective essay, narrative, and short story. Entry must not exceed 2,000 words and must be handwritten or typed; one side only. Students for whom English is not their first language may submit literature entries in their own language. An interpretive translation in English must accompany the entry. Accepted formats include: Single-sided print on 8 ½ x 11 paper, or PDF (.pdf) file format.


Music Composition. All instruments, sounds, styles and combinations are accepted. Copyrighted material is prohibited. The composer may be the performer, or one of the performers, but does not have to be a performer. Notation, score or tablature is required for middle and high school division. Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes. Accepted file formats include: MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC formats. Music videos are not accepted.


Photography. Accepted forms of photography include: 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. Entrant must be the one to take the photograph. Must be mounted or matted on cardboard matte, poster board, or other sturdy material. Accepted formats include: Matted print, or high resolution digital photo (.jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp).


Visual Arts. Accepted forms include: Architecture (2D), collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer-generated image, design, drawing, painting.  Framed entries are not accepted. Entries on loose-leaf paper are not accepted. Paper entries must be mounted on sturdy material.


Special Artist. Follow the general rules and guidelines outlined in the arts category specific to their submissions, modified only by accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The accommodation, in general, should be both specific and limited to the student’s disability.
            Allowable Accommodations: Given the diverse range of physical and mental disabilities that exist, it would be impossible to outline specific accommodations for each and every disability, but the following provides a non- exhaustive list of allowable accommodations.  1) The Special Artist Division will not be divided by age or traditional school grade level. o Use of adaptive technology is allowed. 2) All submissions must be solely created by the special artist. However, a parent, teacher or other adult may assist the special artist with typing, holding a camera, etc.
            Non-Allowable Accommodations: Individuals providing assistance to special artists may not, in any way, involve themselves in the actual artistic process by 1) Personally selecting a title for artwork. 2) Writing, editing or interpreting a student’s artist statement, story, poetry orscript. 3) Choreographing a dance, composing music or writing lyrics. 4) Drawing, painting or personally creating a visual arts submission, choosing a camera angle, etc.