Theme: "Within Reach"
Each year, the PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. The 2016-2017 theme will be "Within Reach" All rules and entry forms may be picked up in the Media Center or see right side of this page. Completed artwork will also be collected in the Media Center.
A Great Learning Experience
When students express themselves through words, pictures, music, dance, and other art forms, they grow intellectually and socially. They learn to analyze their thoughts, feelings, and ideas; learn to look at things, people, and experiences in a fresh and exciting way; and become more interested in the ideas and works of others.
The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance a quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts.
All forms and rules are on right side of this page or may be picked up in the Media Center.
Students must adhere to the General Student Participation Rules as well as the rules for their specific arts area. Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
Students may submit works in any of six arts areas:
- Dance choreography
- Film production
- Musical composition
- Visual arts
Deadlines: Students must submit all works and entry form by Thursday, October 10, 2017.
PTA Reflections Box will be located in the Media Center. All entries MUST have entry form filled out with parent signature.
Special Artist Division
There is a Special Artists Division.
Entries are judged at the local level and the top entries are forwarded to the next level of judging (council, district/region, or state). All national entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, mastery of the medium, and interpretation of the theme. Mastery of the medium in the context of the national Reflections Program pertains to the level of skill the student demonstrates in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area. However, a well-developed concept is more important than technique. Entries will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme.
The Reflections Program makes no restriction on content or subject in artwork. Students who are submitting entries need to meet school and/or local and state PTA standards.