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The Reflections Program is a National PTA and a Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.  This program is an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works, created around a specific theme.  This year’s theme is “Believe, Dream, Inspire” and students decide how to express that in their artwork.  Entry forms are available in the school office. Rules and guidelines are available below.  Feel free to contact David Derickson with any questions (email below). Rules and Entry forms are also available in Spanish.  Students can enter works in any of the following art categories.  Only original works of art created by the artist working alone, for the 2013-2014 theme are accepted.

  • Dance Choreography – create original choreographed dance and perform it on video.
  • Film Production – fiction or nonfiction video created as animation, a narrative, documentary, experimental, or music video
  • Literature – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories, and lyrics.
  • Music Composition – original musical composition, with or without lyrics.
  • Photography – prints up to 11″x14″ in color or black and white, including techniques of photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich, and multiple exposures.
  • Visual Arts – prints, drawings, paintings, collages, photographic collages, metal etching, fiber works and computer generated art.  Works of art must be flat and must not exceed more than 3/8″ thickness.  Artwork may not exceed 24″x30″ including matting.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Wednesday, November 13th







General Participation Rules

Dance Choreography Guidelines

Film Production Guidelines
Literature Guidelines
Musical Composition Guidelines
Photography Guidelines
Visual Arts Guidelines


For art samples, please visit the National PTA Reflections website.


David Derickson – david@activefilm.net

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