HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Take a peek at the Eastshore Reflections Flyer.
  2. Read through the OFFICIAL RULES or feel free to visit https://capta.org/resource/participant-forms/ for even more details!
  3. Have your child come up with an original idea for their entry around this year’s theme “Look Within”.
  4. Fill out the ENTRY FORM and attach the filled-out form to the back of your child’s entry. Be sure to fill out the form in its entirety and SIGN IT!
  5. IF your child is using friends in their video or audio recording, download a Reflections Consent and attach it to your entry form!
  6. Drop off your child’s entry in the Eastshore MPR on Friday, October 11th, 7:50 to 8:10 am or 2:10 to 2:40 pm.

 

PTA’S REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM BRINGS ART TO LIFE ACROSS THE NATION

 

Five decades. Ten million students. And you!

REFLECTIONS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ARTS

“Look Within”

That’s 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.

PARTICIPATION IS EASY, EXCITING AND EMPOWERING

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
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts.

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.

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. See the winners.

ANNUAL THEME SEARCH

The theme search for 2021-22 will open September 1, 2019.

Each year, students are invited to submit themes for the annual Reflections Art Program that will inspire young artists to create original works. The 2020-21 finalists sent to National PTA judging were:

National PTA Winner:
I MATTER BECAUSE…
Submitted by Rylee Stier, Burney Elementary School PTA
Thirteenth District

California State PTA Finalists:
ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
Submitted by Kristina Hiraishi, South Hills High School PTSA
First District California State PTA

THINK DIFFERENT
Submitted by Manasvi Merugu, Torrey Hills Elementary PTA
Ninth District California State PTA

BEST DAY EVER
Submitted by Michael Camacho, Truman Benedict Elementary PTA
Fourth District California State PTA

ADVENTURE AWAITS
Submitted by Maverick Adams, Wood Ranch PTA
Twelfth District California State PTA