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Reflections Art Program

I Am Hopeful Because...

  • Entries are due October 23, 2023

Each year hundreds of thousands of students in preschool through grade 12 create and submit original works in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Students may participate in the national awards program through their school's PTA. The 2023-2024 theme I Am Hopeful Because... will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home. Encourage your school to imagine, create and celebrate with Reflections during National Arts & Humanities Month this October.  Save the date for this year's Reflections Celebration on Monday, March 11th at the PDA on Casa Loma Avenue.

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art

All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTA's, where they are first recognized and judged. School PTA's then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.

Entry Form English             Entry Form Spanish

Contact Information:  Please email Libby Schroeder at [email protected] for additional details and entry form questions.  Entries must be dropped off in Room 804 with Ms. Perez by October 23, 2023.