Reflections Arts Program
PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2023-2024 theme: I am Hopeful Because....
Interested in Participating? Download the Entry Form to get started!
Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome).
Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.*
Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry Form. Email email@example.com for Entry Forms and information.
- Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
- Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
- Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.
Submissions are considered for local, regional, state and national level awards and prizes. Learn more about state-level and national-level awards and events.
Visit the Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries from last year.
Reflections Program Timeline
Student Entry Deadline at the Local level: Submission deadline is October 27th, 2023.
Advancing Entry Deadline at the Council/Regional level: Due Date for Allen ISD Reflections Submissions to Allen ISD Council of PTAs is TBA.
Advancing Entries to Texas PTA: Entries advancing to Texas PTA from the Council or Regional Coordinators must be received by TBA.
Advancing Entries to National PTA: Texas PTA advances selected entries no later than TBA.
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Questions? Contact our Arts in Education Chair, Darla Pugach firstname.lastname@example.org