Reflections 2023-2024

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The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.

This year's theme is "I am Hopeful Because..." 

For more information, please contact [email protected] 


How to Enter

The Reflections program welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. A student may submit an entry in any of the six categories. All artwork including visual arts needs to be submitted digitally. Accepted file formats include: pdf, jpg, mp3, and mp4. 

Steps to Enter

  1. Please read the official entry rules before submitting your art and entry form.
  2. Download and fill the Student Entry Form.
  3. Upload your Student Entry Form and your art using this OneDrive link to submit your artwork!
    If you have any issues uploading, please email [email protected].
  4. Visual Arts pieces and Student Entry Forms (filled and signed) need to be submitted both digitally and physically. Drop off your artwork in the front office. Make sure your name and grade are attached to your artwork.

All entries (digital and physical) are due by November 1, 2023.

Category Rules

Please click on the icons below for specific rules for each category.

Dance Choreography: Originally choreographed dance composition presented in a video entry.
Film Production: Original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or multimedia.
Literature: Original works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, reflective essay, narrative or short story. Entries must be a single literary work; collections are not accepted.
Music Composition: Original musical composition, with or without words, presented in an audio recording.
Photography: Color or black and white. Included techniques: Photogram, panorama, photomontage (one print of multiple original photos), single or multiple exposure, negative sandwich.

Visual Arts:
Drawing; painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor or T-shirt paints; computer-generated art; two-dimensional collage; printmaking; needlework; leather tooling (see link for all accepted visual art forms). NOTE: LWPTSA Council is accepting ONLY 2D visual art.

Special Artists:
The National PTA special artist division is an option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA).