National PTA Arts Recognition Program
Reflections is a National PTA and Washington State PTA arts recognition program that helps all students in grades Pre-K through 12th 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.
The theme for 2022-2023 is "Show Your Voice!"
Students can submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available art categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.
While the primary focus of Reflections is a celebration of creativity through positive recognition, finalists from local PTAs will move on to their council competition, 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.
Reflections entries will be submitted this year via Google Form at bit.ly/MSHSreflections2022.
The deadline for entries to be received is December 1, 2021.
Artworks will only be accepted digitally. If an entry moves on to the national level a physical entry may be needed, so please keep original artworks just in case.
The entry form must include parent AND student signatures (digital accepted), as well as a 10-100 word artist statement describing how the work relates to the theme.
Artworks must be uploaded in the following file formats:
Dance Choreography: AVI or MP4 file. Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1 GB in file size.
Film Production: AVI or MP4 file. Video must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1 GB in file size.
Literature: Word document or pdf format. No length restriction.
Music Composition: MP3 or WAV file. Audio recording must not exceed 5 minutes in length and 1 GB in file size. Notation must be included.
Photography: PNG, JPEG, GIF formats. PDF also accepted.
Visual Arts: Upload photo of artwork in PNG, JPEG, GIF formats. PDF also accepted. (For 3D artwork upload 3 photos of the entry showing a combination of angles).
For more information and program guidelines, including specific rules for each category, visit www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/.
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