DUE DATE Student submission to Grimmer PTA: October 20, 2023
How to Participate?
Individuals Register and Connect with Local PTAs
Students or parents interested in participating in the Reflections program should begin by connecting with their Local PTA(Nidhi Gupta). You can reach us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The 2023–2024 Reflections theme is I am hopeful because .....
From Art to Exhibit
Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and celebrated throughout the following year, starting at National PTA's Convention in June.
State PTAs are able, but not required, to submit 30 entries in total to the national level for review - one entry per arts category, per division. Of the national-level submissions, over 200 student Reflections participants will receive the following awards from National PTA:
What is the Reflections Program?
The National PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts, which boosts student confidence and success in the arts and in life. It allows students to be creative through the arts.
Reflections encourages students of all ages to:
What type of art can be submitted?
All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:
During the evaluation process, judges will consider the following criteria:
Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the work itself and the artist statement.
Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.
Judges strongly consider the interpretation of the Reflections theme during the evaluation process. It is suggested that students give their submissions a title that stands out and describes how the piece relates to the student’s personal interpretation of the theme. The following guiding questions can be useful when developing a title and artist statement:
Learn more about the program's timeline and share your experience with Reflections using #PTAReflections!
Arts Diversity Pledge
Juramento por la Diversidad de Artes
We, Grimmer PTA, are combining our efforts to advance diversity in the arts, specifically in the Reflections program. We recognize that diversity enhances and deepens the impact of the arts in our community and in our world. We understand that the arts and recognition in the arts affirm the culture and identity of all students. Supporting cultural diversity in the arts not only supports our diverse students but connects our entire community to unique and important cultural identities.
We pledge to critically reflect on where our PTA succeeds and where we have challenges when it comes to diversity in the Reflections program and in the arts. Using the National PTA beliefs for diversity, equity and inclusion, we pledge to acknowledge and incorporate the following statements into the arts and the Reflections program:
Nosotros, la PTA de Grimmer, estamos uniendo nuestros esfuerzos para promover la diversidad en el arte, específicamente en el programa Reflections. Sabemos que la diversidad realza y profundiza el impacto del arte en nuestra comunidad y nuestro mundo. Entendemos que el arte y el reconocimiento del arte afirman la cultura y la identidad de los estudiantes. Al respaldar la diversidad cultural en el arte, no solo respaldamos la diversidad de nuestros estudiantes, sino que conectamos a toda la comunidad con identidades culturales singulares y destacadas.
Nos comprometemos a reflexionar seriamente dónde tienen éxito nuestra PTA y dónde encontramos retos asociados con la diversidad en el programa Reflections y en el arte. Usando las creencias de National PTA en cuanto a la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión, nos comprometemos a reconocer e incorporar las siguientes declaraciones al arte y el programa Reflections: