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Reflections Arts Program

PTA’S REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM BRINGS ART TO LIFE ACROSS THE NATION

Five decades. Ten million students. And you!

REFLECTIONS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ARTS

“Look Within”

That’s the theme for the 2019-2020 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing 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:

PARTICIPATION IS EASY, EXCITING AND EMPOWERING

All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

Artworks are submitted, celebrated and judged by two grade-level divisions, Middle and High School, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. Entries will be selected to be judged by the PTSA, which are then sent on to the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA,
for consideration, with over LAUSD 40 schools participating. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by the Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA 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.

State-level Outstanding Interpretation honorees receive:

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

State-level Award of Merit honorees receive:

National-level Outstanding Interpretation honorees are recognized at the National PTA Convention, plus their artwork, along with any National Award of Excellence and Merit winners, are featured in Reflections’ popular traveling national exhibit. See the winners.

IMPORTANT REFLECTIONS DATES

November 21, 2019 – Entries due to the PTSA

For questions or additional information, please contact Catherine Crimins, Reflections Chair at reflections@eaglerockhsptsa.org.

FORMS AND RESOURCES


Rules by Category (English):


ANNUAL THEME SEARCH

The theme search for 2021-22 will open September 1, 2019.

Each year, students are invited to submit themes for the annual Reflections Art Program that will inspire young artists to create original works. The 2020-21 finalists sent to National PTA judging were:

National PTA Winner:
I MATTER BECAUSE…
Submitted by Rylee Stier, Burney Elementary School PTA
Thirteenth District

California State PTA Finalists:
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
Submitted by Kristina Hiraishi, South Hills High School PTSA
First District California State PTA

THINK DIFFERENT
Submitted by Manasvi Merugu, Torrey Hills Elementary PTA
Ninth District California State PTA

BEST DAY EVER
Submitted by Michael Camacho, Truman Benedict Elementary PTA
Fourth District California State PTA

ADVENTURE AWAITS
Submitted by Maverick Adams, Wood Ranch PTA
Twelfth District California State PTA