Photography -- is the process of creating an image by focusing on objects using various lenses, filters and light sources, photographers may demonstrate the use of photographic techniques conventionally or digitally. The photographer must be the one to set the scene, lighting and take the picture.


Art submissions in this category must be new photographs inspired by the theme, "I Matter Because" and should be mounted on a flat surface.


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.


The photo must:

  • Be a new and original work based on the theme "I Matter Because".   A large part of the judging is based how the work relates to the theme as spelled out in the Artist's (written) Statement.

  • Not exceed 11x14 inches in dimensions, including matting.

  • Be mounted on sturdy material.

  • Not have added graphics over the image.

  • Be printed as one image -- including photo collages.

  • Not contain copyrighted material.


You can read the detailed rules from the Texas PTA here.


To submit a piece of artwork into the Reflections Program:

  • Think about the theme “I Matter Because

  • Create your artwork

  • Mount the photograph on a sturdy material

  • Put your name and the name of your artwork on the back of the entry




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