Hello, Reflections judge! Thank you for agreeing to judge the Photography category. Below are the Photography entries in the Primary division, which includes students in preK through Grade 2.
Please read the Artist’s Statement for each entry (above the photo) before evaluating each photo. Artist’s Statements retain the original spelling and grammar, with “translations” provided as necessary.
You can designate a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place entry. Ties are allowed, but not at 1st Place. If you think the work warrants it, you can also choose one or more Honorable Mentions. Remember that these entrants are small children and we want to encourage them to keep taking photos! If you’d like to leave comments, please keep them constructive and upbeat.
Please email me your choices (and numerical scores, if assigned) and any comments you might want to provide at AlexandriaPTACreflections@gmail.com.
PRIMARY (PreK-Grade 2) – 5 ENTRIES
⇓ Hero. ARTIST STATEMENT: “My mom is a hero because she finds things for me like legos.”
⇓ Heroes All Around Me. ARTIST STATEMENT: “I took this photo laying on the ground so that the fire fighters were all around me. Fire fighters are heroes because they save lives. I realized the day I took the photo that they are also heroes because they love to teach and help people too. They spent so much time with us and made me laugh too! In Photo: Fire Lt. Gordon Wills, Fire fighters Kristina Holt, Daniel Hunt, and Enizoba Okoii.”
⇓ Heroes Rising. ARTIST STATEMENT: “This picture represents heroes that fought and died for our freedom.”
⇓ Kindness Capes. ARTIST STATEMENT: “There are super heroes all around us. These little acts of kindness, where this person is trying to give a blanket for a homeless kid. These are our superheroes with invisible capes.”
⇓ You Don’t Have To Have Special Powers To Be a Superhero. ARTIST STATEMENT: “Heros are super strong, fast, smart, kind, and courageous. My hero has all of those character traits and more. She treats me like a person instead of a little kid. My hero encourages me to try new things and practice to get better at the things I already know. She is sometimes silly and always fun. Her hugs are the greatest. She is my best grown-up friend. My hero might not wear a cape but she definitely is super. ”