REFLECTIONS ARTS CONTEST
Do you enjoy art, music, and dance, or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!
That’s the theme for the 2023 -2024 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. California State PTA and its members, families, and kids are at the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education. Read more …
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. Top awardees from our school will advance to the council level! ***
PARTICIPATION IS EASY, EXCITING AND EMPOWERING!
All students are invited to participate and submit their original artwork in any of these six areas (click on the links for category-specific rules):
Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter the Special Artist Division. Click on the link for the guidelines in this division.
The artwork must be new and inspired by this year’s theme “I am hopeful because…”
A student may submit any number of entries in any number of categories.
Entries are due on Tuesday, October 17th.
Complete and submit the student entry form
Click on the Student Entry Form (a Google form).
Fill out the form and upload your files (Visual Arts entries may upload up to 3 pictures of their art to give a better view of color/tones, brush strokes/texture, neatness, etc.).
Submit your form. You will get a response back to the email that you filled out in the form and You will be allowed to make changes to it till Oct 17th (forms will be closed after that day for submissions).
Each Entry requires a separate form (After submission you get a choice to either edit or submit another response).
Photography and Visual Arts entries need to have the physical art pieces submitted on either October 16 or 17 by the end of school.
***Reflections is a tiered arts recognition program.
Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.
Ready to get started?
Get inspired! Check out the awardees from last year:
Know the rules:
Category Rules and Descriptions
Review the Student Packet - This gives you a preview of what you will need to submit your entry. Take note of size requirements, etc. The official entry form is the Google form above, which should be completed when you are ready to submit. DO NOT fill in the pdf forms.
You need to have a GMAIL account to access/submit your Reflections entry. School Emails (@scusd.net) are blocked and CANNOT be used for the form. All entries should be done using personal or parent emails. If using someone else’s, please make sure you fill in the email field/column with the email address that would be the point of contact if needed or required.
Questions? Email email@example.com
ANNUAL THEME SEARCH
Each year, students are invited to submit Themes for the Annual Reflections Art Program that will inspire young artists to create original works.
Submit your Theme Search entries between September 1, 2023, and 5 p.m. November 1, 2023.
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