PTSA Reflections Contest

 Reflections Contest

DSC_0151By: Joy Matthias, staff writer


What is the Reflections Contest? The reflections arts recognition program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program. The reflections contest provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to unleash their creativity and be inspired. They get to express themselves imaginatively in their network. They get to experience the joy and fun of making art. They get to tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the theme. They also receive positive recognition for their original works of art.


The theme for 2014-15 is, “The world would be a better place if…”. The art areas are dance choreography, film production, music composition, photography and visual arts. It’s recognized by school grade, offering 5 divisions and they are primary- preschool grade 2, intermediate-grades 3-5, Middle/junior – grades 6-8, senior- grades 9-12, and lastly special artist- not graded.


The Reflections Program a nation-wide arts appreciation and recognition program for students sponsored by National PTA. To take part, student reflections’ entries at school are first recognized, judged and celebrated by the local PTA unit. Some selected unit entries are then chosen to represent the PTA at the council and district PTA levels. Student artwork submitted to California PTA by a district PTA will be considered for an award of excellence and an award of Merit. Each year, 30 students are recognized with a California State PTA award of excellence for their artwork and receive opportunity to showcase and perform their artwork at the California State PTA convention.

So if you like art you should turn in a project and express your inner art!  All entries are due Friday, October 31, in the school office.


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