Reflections

"Within Reach" submit on October 12, 2017

Reflect on the theme. Create an original piece of art. Be recognized.

- Dance Choreography - Film Production - Literature - Music Composition - Photography - Visual Arts -

See details about this year's Reflections Program here.

Entry Forms & Rules

Pre-filled student entry forms are available online here. reflections_square

Official rules and guidelines can be found at the California PTA website here, including a downloadable student entry form. See the section How to Enter.

 

What is Reflections?

Since 1969, Reflections is the National PTA’s arts recognition and achievement program that gives every student the chance to enter a creative piece of art, poetry, photography, film, etc. in six arts areas, inspired by a specific, student-selected theme. Reflections provides an opportunity for students to enhance their arts education by exploring their artistic talents AND receiving recognition for their efforts! Click here to check out previous entries!  

How do I submit my entry?

Reflections is divided into six categories - Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Film Production, Dance Choreography, and Music Composition. The official rules have specific information for each category. Please be sure to read the rules carefully before starting your project and again before submitting your work. On the day your entries are due, make sure you have done the following to make the submission process run smoothly:
  • Visual Arts: 2D artwork submissions must be mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 24 x 30 inches. Attach your completed entry form to the back of your mounted artwork.
  • -  3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Include a completed entry form with your submission.
  • Photography: Printed images must be mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11 x 14 inches. Attach your completed entry form to the back of your mounted artwork. If you used a timer to take your photograph, include that on your entry form in the "artwork details" section.
  •   - Digital image dimensions must be at least 640x960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG. Include a completed entry form with your submission. Label your submission with your name, grade, and teacher.
  • Literature: Submissions must be single-sided and can be handwritten or typed. Include THREE (3) copies of your piece, with your name, grade, and teacher written on the back of each one. Submit all copies and your completed entry form in a single sheet protector.
  • Film Production: Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Include a completed entry form with your submission. Label your submission with your name, grade, and teacher.
  • Dance Choreography: Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Include a completed entry form with your submission. Label your submission with your name, grade, and teacher.
  • Music CompositionAudio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Include a completed entry form with your submission. Label your submission with your name, grade, and teacher.  

    Previous Program Themes

    • 2016: What's your story?
    • 2015: Let your Imagination Fly
    • 2014: The World would be a better place if...
    • 2013: Believe, Dream, Inspire
    • 2012: The Magic of a Moment
    • 2011: Diversity Means...
     

    Questions?

    Please contact our Santiago Hills PTA Reflections Chairperson at reflections@santiagohillspta.com with any questions. View recent articles about Reflections

    Congratulations to all participants!

    Photos of previous years' Reflections submissions