Please encourage your learners to participate in this years Reflections Program! Read the information below to find out more about this nation wide art program sponsored by the National PTA.
This years theme is: THE MAGIC OF A MOMENT
Due date for submissions is: November 2, 2012
There will be hard copies of Entry Forms and Rules at the LV( NEST) and UV (TBD)
Reflections is a nation-wide arts appreciation and recognition program for students sponsored by National PTA.
Students submit an original piece, inspired by this years annual theme: THE MAGIC OF A MOMENT
Work can be submitted in any of the following areas:
All Artworks will be recognized and judged with the appropriate developmental age and skill levels,.
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- Visual Arts
Reflections Program is organized by school grade, offering 5 divisions:
- Primary – Preschool-Grade 2
- Intermediate – Grades 3-5
- Middle/Junior – Grades 6-8
- Senior – Grades 9-12
- Special Artist – Non-Graded
Special Artist Division
This year a new division of the Reflections program was introduced – the Special Artist Division. This is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines in the American Disabilities Act.
Qualifying students create their own artwork. But, they may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.
Students who qualify for the Special Artist Division may choose to enter in the traditional four grade divisions.
Reflections Program Levels
To take part, student Reflections' entries at a school are first recognized, judged and celebrated by the local PTA unit.
Some selected unit entries are then chosen to represent the PTA at the council and district PTA levels.
Student artwork submitted to California State PTA by a district PTA will be considered for an Award of Excellence and an Award of Merit.
California State PTA Reflections Awards
Each year, 30 students are recognized with a California State PTA Award of Excellence for their artwork and receive:
- Opportunity to showcase and perform their artwork at the California State PTA convention
- Prizes including an Award of Excellence medal, certificate and $100 Savings Bond presented on stage at convention
- Expense paid trip for award-winning student and 1 parent/guardian to California State PTA convention
These Award of Excellence entries, in turn, represent California Sate PTA at the National level of the Reflections Program.
Student recipients of the National PTA Award of Excellence and Award of Merit are recognized at the annual National PTA convention and their artwork is featured as part of the program's traveling, national exhibit.