Reflect on HEROES AROUND ME


PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.


Entry requirements: Click here for official rules


All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

Dance/choreography:  TWO flash drives/DVDs must be submitted. Please place drives with entry form in a 9"x12" manila envelope with student's name, unit & council on outside. Example: ca.dance.primary.fabulous.joe


Literature:  please place entry form in a clear sheet protector; include 2 copies and entry form. 


Photography:  Please place photograph with entry form in a manilla envelope with student's name, unit & council on outside.  Example: ca.photography.primary.fabulous.joe.  

Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted.


Film production:  TWO flash drives/DVDs must be submitted. Please place drives with entry form in a 9"x12" manila envelope with student's name, unit & council on outside. Example: ca.film.primary.fabulous.joe


Music composition:  TWO flash drives/DVDs must be submitted. Please place drives with entry form in a 9"x12" manila envelope with student's name, unit & council on outside. Example: ca.musiccomp.primary.fabulous.joe


Visual arts:  Please attach entry form to the back of the artwork  

SPECIAL ARTIST


This year a new division of the Reflections program was introduced – the Special Artist Division. This is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines in the American Disabilities Act.

Qualifying students create their own artwork. But, they may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.

Students who qualify for the Special Artist Division may choose to enter in the traditional four grade divisions.

If this is the case, students will follow all general and arts category rules, but may submit an entry in the grade division most closely aligned to their cognitive or functional abilities. The student is then recognized and awarded as part of the general student population without regard to special needs or challenges.


CONSENT FORMS


A consent form must accompany each entry if a person's recognizable image or voice is included in the submission and can be found here.


California State Specific Instructions FOR ALL ENTRIES:


Students must follow state specific requirements and instructions. Label back of the entry and/or CD/flash drive:
       

TWO flash drives/DVDs must be submitted. Please place drives with entry form in a 9"x12" manila envelope with student's name, unit & council on outside.
      Example: ca.literature.primary.fabulous.joe



Entries are due by 3:00 pm Monday, October 15th in the Rancho Office.

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