Contests

FARRAGUT PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENT ENRICHMENT CONTESTS 

Farragut Primary School (FPS) offers students annual school-wide competition opportunities in Citizenshipthe Reflections Arts Program, and Safety. Student contests are voluntary, but do provide an excellent opportunity to explore the arts and civic involvement. Students may also participate in Theme Search contests by suggesting ideas for future student contests at both the state and national levels.

Please review the deadlines and requirements carefully when preparing submissions. Ensure all required entry forms are completed and properly attached to avoid disqualification. A Student Enrichment Contests Binder will also be available in the FPS Office with a copy of guidelines and entry forms for each contest. If you have any questions about these competitions, please contact Elizabeth Walker, FPS Contests Chair, at contests@fpspta.org.

 FPS Entry Deadlines

2018-2019 Reflections Contest Theme:  “Heroes Around Me”    Reflections Arts Program entries (all categories) must be received by your child’s teacher or the FPS office by 2:30 PM on  Friday, October 19, 2018.

2018-2019 Citizenship Contest Theme: “If our founding fathers were alive today” Citizenship Literature Contest entries must be received by your child’s teacher or the FPS office by 2:30 PM on TBD.  

2018-2019 Safety Poster Theme:  “If I could make one thing safer”  Safety Poster Contest entries must be received by your child’s teacher or the FPS office by 2:30 PM on TBD.  

 

ADVANCEMENT AND AWARDS  

FPS student entry deadlines are set in advance of the Knox County Council (KCC) PTA deadlines to allow time for judging at our local unit level prior to advancing winners to the county and/or state level contests. A local panel of impartial judges will be convened to evaluate all qualified entries.

For the Reflections Arts Program, only the FPS Reflections Student Entry Form is required for participation. The top three entries in each Art Category at FPS will be advanced to the county level contest by the KCC PTA deadline (December 1, 2017). County winners will be forwarded to the Tennessee (TN) PTA for statewide competition by the TN PTA deadline (January 19, 2018). Winners from the TN PTA competition will be forwarded to the National PTA Reflections competition. The TN PTA has national winners nearly every year! 

For the Citizenship Literature contest, entries must have the FPS PTA Citizenship Literature Entry Form attached. The top three entries from FPS by age division will be advanced to the KCC PTA county level contest by the KCC PTA deadline (TBD). County winners will be forwarded to the TN PTA for statewide competition by the TN PTA deadline (February 16, 2018). There is no national PTA competition in Citizenship.

Safety poster entries must have the FPS Safety Poster Entry form attached. The top three entries from FPS will be advanced to the county level competition by the KCC PTA deadline (TBD). County winners will be forwarded to the TN PTA for statewide competition by the TN PTA deadline (February 16, 2018). There is no national PTA competition for Safety.

STUDENT AWARDS

FPS winners will be recognized at the FPS Student Enrichment Awards Ceremony (date TBD). Students who submit winning entries will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work for the public and receive an Awards Certificate and special prizes!

Knox County winners will be honored at the “Honoring Our Founders & Celebrating Our Students” (Student Awards Recognition) scheduled for February at the Cokesbury Annex.

State winners will be recognized at an event at the TN PTA Convention in Nashville, April 20th -April 21st.

National award recipients for the Reflections Arts Program will be notified via email by National PTA in May. National awards and certificates are mailed by the end of July. For more detailed information, please review the following announcement: National Reflections Program Awards and Recognition.

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        The National PTA Reflections Arts Program       

2018-2019 Reflections Contest              “Heroes Around Me”

FPS Deadline: Entries must be received at FPS by 2:30 PM on                                                                                    Friday, October 19, 2018.

The Reflections Contest is the National PTA’s cornerstone arts enrichment program. The program encourages students to explore the world and reflect on an annual theme through participation in the arts. Students with disabilities may enter with special accommodations in the Special Artist DivisionAll FPS students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of these categories:

          Dance Choreography               Film Production               Photography

          Visual Arts                                  Music Composition         Literature

Contest rules and entry guidelines for all Reflections art categories are provided in English and Spanish via the links below. The FPS Reflections Student Entry Form provided below has all local unit information already entered for your convenience. PLEASE NOTE: All Reflections entries MUST have this completed Student Entry Form attached.

The top three entries in each art category at FPS will be advanced to compete at the county level. Additional information regarding the various levels of the Reflections Program competition is available at www.pta.org/Reflections (National), www.tnpta.org (state), and www.knoxcountypta.org (countywide).

Reflections Arts Program Rules and Forms

FPS Reflections Entry Form  —- REQUIRED —- 

FPS Reflections Student Entry Form (En Español)  —- REQUIRED —-                                       

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FPS Citizenship Literature Contest

Citizenship Contest Theme 2018-2019:

“If our founding fathers were alive today”

FPS Deadline: Entries must be received at FPS by 2:30 PM on                                                                                     TBD.

The Citizenship Literature competition promotes and encourages good citizenship and civic pride in our community. Students are encouraged to create an original piece of literature in response to this year’s theme: “If our founding fathers were alive today”   The Citizenship Literature is organized into numerous entry Divisions in order to provide broad inclusivity for writers of all grade levels. Please carefully review the Complete Guidelines available below and help your student prepare the submission accordingly. Please make special note of the following format and assistance rules that apply to our primary school age students:

SUBMISSION FORMAT

  • Literature entries may be either hand written or typed (except Division 1) with the following written requirements:

Division 1 – Preschool through Kindergarten* 25+ words (See complete guidelines)

Division 2 – Grades 1 through 250+ words

*Division 1 guidelines – Entries may be submitted on tape by the student. Tape recordings accepted    in this division only.

ASSISTANCE IN WRITING

  • Students in Division 1 – Preschool and Kindergarten may record their entries.
  • Students in Division 2 – Grades 1 through 2 and Division 6 – Special Education may dictate to another person who may type or write down the original work.   Transcribers are not to alter the grammar or form of speech of the student. ENTRIES MUST BE TRANSCRIBED IN ORIGINAL FORM!!!

PLEASE REVIEW COMPLETE CITIZENSHIP LITERATURE GUIDELINES (LINK BELOW).

2017-2018 Citizenship Literature Guidelines – 2017-2018 Citizenship Essay Guidelines

FPS PTA Citizenship Literature Entry Form—REQUIRED – 2017-2018 Citizenship Entry Form

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FPS Safety Poster Contest 

FPS will be accepting Safety Poster entries in response to the

2018-2019 Safety Poster Theme: “If I could make one thing safer…”

FPS Deadline: Posters must be received by your child’s teacher or the FPS office by 2:30pm on TBD.

The Safety Poster program offers our FPS students the opportunity to explore the importance of safety in education. Students can offer a lot of great ideas and a unique perspective on important safety issues facing our families, schools and communities. The Safety Poster contest also provides students with a public forum to raise awareness of key safety issues, all while fostering a sense of achievement and public recognition.

SAFETY POSTER GUIDELINES

Please review and adhere to all of the Safety Poster Guidelines (provided below) while preparing submissions. Remember, the poster must be a regular full sheet poster board size, 22 x 28. No three dimensional entries will be accepted. As with all student contests, the work must be designed and done by the student. Please do not write names or identifying information on the front of the posters. The Safety Poster Student Entry Form (available below) must be completed and securely attached to the bottom right hand corner of the back of the poster.

2017-2018 Safety Poster Guidelines – 2017-2018 Safety Poster Guidelines

FPS PTA Safety Poster Student Entry Form – 2017-2018 Safety Poster Entry Form

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Student Contest Theme Search      

Our FPS students can also show their creativity by suggesting themes for future student contests in the Reflections Arts Program.   All students are welcome to submit an original idea for future student reflections contest theme, regardless of participation in any of the respective student contests listed above.  There is no local contest (i.e., FPS PTA) for the theme searches.  Students who wish to participate are asked to submit their entries directly to the TN PTA as directed on the entry forms provided below.

The search is on for the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections Program theme! The winner of the National PTA theme search for 2020-2021 Reflections Program will receive $100 and will have his or her theme presented at the 2019 National PTA Convention.

Please review the past themes listed on the next page of the entry form. Repeat themes will not be considered.  To participate, please complete and return this form directly to the TN PTA on or before 2:30pm Friday, September 28, 2018:

FPS Theme Search Entry Form

 SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH THE WORLD!