Entry Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018

Submit entry along with completed entry form to the Wellington office. 

See Official Rules for more information.

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What is Reflections?
The Reflections Program is a National PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works based on this year's theme: Within Reach

The National PTA Reflections Program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts in an educational way. Through the program, Wellington PTA and PTAs across the country urge students to reflect on the theme for 2018-19 (Heroes Around Me) and then create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice.

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Reflections Categories

Dance Choreography: Official RulesEntry Form

The act of creating movement. Consider the following styles and ensembles to portray your original choreography: ballet, contemporary, ethnic and folk, freestyle, hip hop, jazz, street dance and tap.

Film Production: Official RulesEntry Form

The process of making a film. Consider the following styles to portray your original work of fiction or nonfiction: animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or multimedia.

Literature: Official RulesEntry Form

The art of writing. Consider the following literary styles to portray your original work of fiction or nonfiction: poetry, prose, drama (screen play and play script), reflective essay, narrative or short story.

Music Composition: Official RulesEntry Form

The process of creating a new piece of music. Consider the following musical styles and instruments to portray your original composition: A cappella, blues, choral, country, electronic, hip hop, jazz, world music, orchestral, pop, R&B, religious, rock, symphonic/concert band and traditional.

Photography: Official Rules | Entry Form

The process of creating an image. Color or Black & White, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich and multiple exposure.


  Visual Arts: Official Rules - 2D Art | Official Rules - 3D Art | Entry Form

Art forms that are visual in nature.

    • 2D Visual Arts: Collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer generated images, drawing, painting and printmaking.
    • 3D Visual Arts: Architectural carpentry, ceramics, crafts, design, dioramas, fiber work, jewelry, kites, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, sculpture and wind chimes.

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Grade Level Divisions

Participation is organized by student grade levels. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artworks by appropriate developmental age and skill levels.

The grade divisions are:

  • Primary: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Intermediate: Grades 3 - 5
  • Middle School: Grades 6 - 8
  • High School: Grades 9 -12 

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Need more information?

For all other questions, please contact: Margot Schroeder or Jenn Causey & Denise Shortt

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