PTA Reflections

 Entry deadline: OCTOBER 20, 2017


Within Reach National PTA

The world needs to know your inner artist!

Entries from all grades and all abilities welcome!


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 Reflections theme for 2017:


Within Reach


Only new and original works inspired by the theme: Within Reach will be accepted.

Enter in one or more of the following arts categories listed below


  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts



Submissions are judged on interpretation of the theme (50%), creativity and technique.


New this year:

  • Artists will be judged by divisions instead of grade levels.  All 3 grades will be combined together into one division.  We will have  four local winners per category, who will advance to the county competition. Dodgen will also recognize several Honor Mentions in each category.
  • Visual Arts-3D artwork need to be photographed in 3 different angles.  Do not have to submit the actual 3D art.  However, 2D arts have to be submitted.  Stretched canvas is not accepted.  Please look at the complete rules info for packaging help.
  • Music composition-Can use notation software
  • Film production-Participant must be the cameraman, and he/she may appear in the film if using a tripod.  Film should not exceed 5 mins.  Flash drives are ok.
  • Photography-Do not use graphics over the photographs.  Please look at the rules info to verify the size of the photograph.




For more details please click on the documents below:


2017-2018 Official Rules


2017-2018 Student Entry Form




Special Artists: 

2017-2018 Special Artist Division Rules official rules can be found HERE.

Special Artist Flyer: More information about the Special Artist category can be found HERE. 


 Entry deadline: OCTOBER 20, 2017


More information on the National PTA Reflections program is available click here.


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