Entry Deadline: Friday, November 20, 2020

Northshore Council & WSPTA will only be accepting online submissions for 2020-21.


Submit your entry (in an approved file format) along with your completed ENTRY FORM to Annie Erlich

via email at Annie@WellingtonPTA.org

  Note: For Visual Arts submissions, you can either submit a photo of your submission via email, or coordinate with Annie to drop off your submission at her house. She will take a high-quality photo of your work and return the artwork to you.


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:    I MATTER BECAUSE...

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 2020-21 (I MATTER BECAUSE...) and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice.

Reflections Categories

Dance Choreography

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

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.


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

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.


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


  Visual Arts

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: Submissions in this category are NOT permitted for the 2020-2021 school year.

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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: Annie Erlich, Reflections Chair, at annie@wellingtonpta.org 

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