2016-2017 Theme: “What’s Your Story”
The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.
Students submit their artwork to Local PTAs for initial judging. In California, local Unit winning entries then advance to the Council level, from there to the District level and then to California State PTA level. Top entries from our State PTA Reflections contest advance to National PTA for the final round of judging. National PTA awards are announced each May.
Please see all the necessary information below and read the “General Rules” as well as the rules for any of the categories you enter. You will need to submit the following forms with your entry, the Reflections Student Entry Form and the Student Consent Form.
Due Date in BMMS Office (Reflections entry and forms): Monday, October 24, 2016 by end of school day
Questions? Please email Gloria Ekelchik.
- General Rules
- Abridged Summary of Rules
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- Visual Arts
- Special Artist