What is Reflections?Reflections program is run by the National PTA. It is set up for students to express their creativity through Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Literature, Art, Photography and Film Production. Each year, the PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme.
This year’s theme for the 2016-17 Reflections Contest is:
"What is Your Story…..”
The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance a quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts. In its over 40 year history, the Reflections Program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents. It provides an opportunity for students to express themselves creatively and receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Supporting the Reflections Program is one way you can promote the arts in your home, your school, and your community.
Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries at school. One or more entries can be submitted by each child in one or more of the six categories which include: Visual arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. The entries are judged on Originality, Creativity, Artistic Merit and Expression of the theme. About 5 entries in each category will be chosen from all entries in the two Grade Divisions.
The Divisions for FRY are as follows:
- Primary: K to Grade 2
- Intermediate: Grades 3 to 5
- Special Artists: Ungraded
Our Reflections program is structured to recognize students at the local (FRY), Council, District, State, and National Levels. Even if a student’s entry doesn’t advance beyond the school level, each child will be awarded a Ribbon and will have an opportunity for “Breakfast with the Principal, as an appreciation for their effort.
Theme Search Contest:
The National PTA is looking for a new theme for the 2018 Reflections’ program. We would like to see our Fox’s best ideas and creativity. Put on your thinking caps and give us your ideas. Maybe your idea could be the next theme? If your entry is chosen as a winner, your theme will be used in every school across the country in 2018.
The due date for submitting entries is October 19, 2016. Please watch out for more information/updates on the Reflections program.
Entry forms and the Information packet are available for download on the links below:
- Student Entry form - Reflections
- Theme Search form – Reflections theme for a future year
Rules for participation (Click on the following links to download the PDF)
- General Participation Rules
- Special Artist Division Rules
- Visual arts
- Music Composition
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
For additional details about the program, the winning entries and other information, please visit the National PTA Reflections website at : http://www.pta.org/2032.asp