Reflections is a comprehensive arts showcase and competition sponsored by the National PTA including Dance, Film, Music Composition, Photography, Literary Art, Visual Art, and Special Artist (for kids with disabilities defined by the ADA) categories. The Reflections theme this year is “What Is Your Story?” which was selected by a student. The contest starts at the local school, with the top 3 in each category from K-2nd grade, and the top 3 in each category from 3rd-5th grade moving on to the county level. The county winners go on to state, and then to the national level. There is an opportunity for recognition and money prizes for the child if their art is selected. Plus their art will be displayed at different conventions and government spaces.
The artwork is expected to be done at home, unless a teacher specifies otherwise. You may pick to enter in more than one category. Submissions are due November 9, 2017. The rules to enter the program are very important to follow, and each category has a list of rules including length, size, etc. The main goal is to interpret the theme in a creative, artistic way. Also all students entering must turn in a parent signed student entry form WITH the art, along with a brief statement that explains why the artwork reflects the theme.
New this year – your student can help with a future Reflections program theme! If they submit the winning Reflections theme for the 2019-2020 school year, they’ll win $100. Use this form to submit your suggestion.
Contact us at dcesptareflections1718 at gmail.com for more information.