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Reflections Arts Program 2020-2021

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

“I Matter Because….”

The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because…. 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.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

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