Reflections

 PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM

Each year, the Reflections Program challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme.
Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to the
National PTA Reflections theme search.

The theme for this year is “Within Reach”.

This phrase can be used in the literal sense or figuratively, it’s all up to the interpretation of the student.
Please encourage your student to first “reflect” on the theme and what it means to them. This will be the
artist statement for their entry. This process of thinking will also bring out their unique ideas and will l
ead to original art, which is the intention behind the Reflections progra

How to Get Involved
Only new and original works inspired by the theme: “Within Reach” will be accepted.
Enter in one or more of the following arts categories.
• Dance Choreography
• Film Production
• Literature
• Music Composition
• Photography
• Visual Arts

The program is open to MWE students in every grade; all second graders participate
annually. Volunteers interested in assisting with the art workshops, collection of student
art, or the local Art Showcase at our school may contact: reflectionschair1@mwpta.org.

Judging Criteria
Volunteer arts and education experts review submissions without knowledge of the entrants’ identity.
Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill. 
• Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement. 50%
• Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation. 25%
• Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area. 25%

Student Entry Form
The program is open to MWE students in every grade; all second graders participate
annually. Volunteers interested in assisting with the art workshops, collection of student
art, or the local Art Showcase at our school may contact: reflectionschair1@mwpta.org.

Important Dates
Entries are due: Monday, November 27, 2017
• Local Art Show: December 2017
• District Judging and Results: January 2018
State Judging January and Results: March 2018
• National Judging March and Results: May 2018

Required Student Forms and Rules for Entry
1. General Rules
2. Entry Form
3. Consent Form
4. Plus one of more of the following
• Dance/Choreography Rules
• Film Production Rules
• Literature Rules
• Music Composition Rules
• Photography Rules
• Visual Arts Rules
• Special Artist Rules