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Reflections Art Program

Look Within

2019-20 Reflections - "Look Within"

"Look Within" is 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:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Visual arts
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated, and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts 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. Please review general entry rules.

For more information about the Reflections Art Program or to find the rules and guidelines go to:
www.capta.org/programs-events/reflections/

State-level Outstanding Interpretation honorees receive:

  • Onstage recognition at the California State PTA Annual Convention
  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery
  • Prizes including an Outstanding Interpretation plaque, award, and certificate

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery
  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medallion, award, and certificate

State-level Award of Merit honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery
  • Prizes including an Award of Merit medallion and certificate

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. 

STUDENT ENTRY FORM

Available in English and Spanish.

 

Deadline

September 30, 2019

 

Consent Form (Dance/Film/Photo) – available in English and Spanish

 

HELPFUL LINKS

For more information please visit
SRVCPTA Reflections Home Page
 

Rules - Dance
Rules - Film
Rules - Literature
Rules - Music
Rules - Photography
Rules - Special Artist
Rules - Visual Arts

 

Questions?

Contact Anurita Krishnan for more information

(anurita.krishnan@gmail.com),

Reflections Chair