Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.

 

Students have the opportunity to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works created around a theme that changes each year. The theme for the 2022-2023 program year is Show Your Voice.

 

Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.

The six art areas are:

 

Choreography/Dance - originally choreographed dance composition.

 

 Film/Video - original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.

 

 Literature – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.

 

 Music Composition – original musical composition, with or without words.

 

 Photography - color or black and white, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.

 

 Visual Arts - drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.

 

  Special Artist Elementary Division - The National PTA special artist division is an option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Generally, rules and guidelines within the special artists division are intended to ensure accessibility to the National PTA Reflections® program and are modeled after the guidelines outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

2022-2023 Key Dates 

 

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 -- Due date of submission (Submission deadline has increased by few more days)
  • November 8 - November 15 -- Local judging process
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 (7:30 am to 1:30 pm) — Local chairs turn in entries to Council
  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 — Council entries due to WSPTA
  • Late March 2023 — Results of WSPTA Reflections competition announced
  • May 1, 2023 — Results of National PTA Reflections competition announced

 

For more information, please check the state and national Reflection page:

https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/

https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections

For any questions, please contact us reflections@redmondelptsa.org

 

To Submit Entry

Submit your entry online here, or use the button below: