PTA Clinton, CT

2017-2018 Theme

"Within Reach"

Contest open to Clinton students in grades 6-12

Deadline: December 18th, 2017

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach

Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:

Dance Choreography

Film Production

Literature

Music Composition

Photography

Visual Arts

** Please see links at the top of the home page for specifics on each category.

Why participate?

Submission - What is needed and when?

Deadline: December 18th, 2017

Students submit their artwork to Local PTAs for initial judging. In Connecticut, local PTAs submit their 1st place winning entries to the State Office. Top entries from our State PTA Reflections contest advance to National PTA for the final round of judging. National PTA awards are announced each May.

Students will need to include an artist statement with their submission.

Submission forms will be uploaded soon!

Help with the THEME

What can "Within Reach" mean?

Artist's Statement - What it is and how to write

Review Criteria - How will the work be judged?

Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.

Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.

Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Contact Clinton PTA's Reflection Program Chair - Kristin Cafferty

National Award Winner Examples

National PTA Reflections Website

Connecticut PTA Reflections Website

History of Reflections

The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.​

Students submit their artwork to Local PTAs for initial judging. In Connecticut, local PTAs submit their 1st place winning entries to the State Office. Top entries from our State PTA Reflections contest advance to National PTA for the final round of judging. National PTA awards are announced each May.