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REFLECTIONS

Entries are due November 23rd!

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students 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 not only in school, but in life.

Students create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2022-2023 program year is "Show Your Voice". Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories:

While the primary focus of Reflections is a celebration of creativity through positive recognition, finalists from local PTAs will move on to their council PTA (if applicable), then finalists from councils will move on to the state round. Washington State PTA finalists who receive an “Outstanding Interpretation” award will advance to the National PTA round. National PTA Reflections awards for 2021-2022 can be found here.

 

2021-2022 student finalists and a sampling of their work is located on the Student Showcase page.

Getting Started

Step 1: Select an art category

Pick an arts category from the list above. Review the rules of the category using the links above.

Step 2: Create

Have your child reflect on the theme "Show your Voice" and express what this means to them in their work of art.

Step 3: Submit

Fill out a Reflections Entry Form and submit this, along with a digital version of your child's artwork by midnight, November 23, 2022.

Entries are due November 23rd!

Step 4: Judging

The Sunrise PTA is allowed to submit up to 20 pieces of art to the Reflctions program. If more than 20 entries from Sunrise are submitted, ew will conduct a "blind judging" at the school level. 

Reflections Artwork Review Criteria National PTA provides the following criteria for reviewing Reflections submissions:
  • Interpretation of Theme (40 pts.) How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement
  • Creativity (30 pts.) How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technical Skill (30 pts.) The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area

Step 5: Celebrate!

All children's works of art will be displayed at Sunrise. You will be notified if your child is recognized at the State or National Level.
Questions? Contact robynnazar@gmail.com