National PTA’s Reflections program has helped 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 in school and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the arts categories:

Dance ChoreographyDance Choreography

FilmFilm Production

LiteratureLiterature

MusicMusic Composition

PhotographyPhotography

Visual ArtsVisual Arts

 

Deadline: All entries are due Friday October 25th

Student Participation

The Reflections program is open to all students, no experience needed!

At least one member from the student’s primary household must be a current member of Bledsoe PTA along with the date they joined. 

Students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category are permitted.  Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the theme “Look Within”.

Grade divisions: Students may enter the Reflections program in the appropriate division for their grade.

Primary: PreK – Grade 2, Intermediate: Grade 3-5, Special Artist – All grades welcome (see program rules for more information on eligibility for Special artist) 

Entry Forms and Rules Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form. Deadline is Friday October 25th.

Student Program Rules: Click Here

Student Entry Forms : Click HERE

Category Rules Individually 

Please see links below for the category rules individually:

General Rules: Click HERE

Dance Choreography : Click HERE

Film Production: Click HERE

Literature: Click HERE

Music Composition: Click HERE

Photography: Click HERE

Visual Arts: Click HERE

Special Artist Rules : Click HERE

Awards and Recognition

Student winners from Bledsoe have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level. Each level of Reflections judging will determine how and when their participating students are celebrated. Here is an outline of the awards and recognition received if the entry advances to state level at TexasPTA (HERE)and National PTA. (HERE)

To see examples of entries that were awarded by Texas PTA in past years.

Visit our 2018-2019 Reflections Gallery

 

Happy Creating!

Questions? Contact Sinduja Subramanian at artsineducation@bledsoepta.org

 

Annual Theme Search Contest  

Students can also participate in the annual Theme Search Contest. Every year, one winning student's theme is selected by a team of National PTA volunteers. The winning student is awarded $100 and recognized in National PTA's awards celebration program booklet.

Look Within is the winning theme for the 2019-2020 program year, submitted by Enashele Campbell, a Kindergartner from H. Guy Child Elementary PTA in Ogden, UT! The winner of 2020-2021 annual Theme Search Contest is a 1st Grader from California. The 2020-2021 Reflections theme will be I Matter Because...

Reflections Theme Search Entry Form – Deadline to submit your themes is November 5, 2019!