Reflections is a national competition organized annually by the National PTA to encourage arts in education. This competition is open to kids in grades Pre-K through 12 and entries are encouraged from all children across six different categories:
The 2023-2024 school year theme is "I Am Hopeful Because...". Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. There is also a Special Artist category for our students with special needs that is hosted by the Arlington Special Education PTA (SEPTA). Their works will be submitted with the Arlington Special Education PTA (SEPTA). Para las descripciones de cada categoría en español, haga clic aquí.
All entries should be connected to the theme via a 10-100 word artist's statement. Children may submit entries in multiple categories but only one entry is allowed per category.
The deadline for entries is October 18, 2023. Instructions for entry drop off will be given closer to the deadline. For information, please email email@example.com.
To learn more about the Reflections Competition, visit PTA.org/Reflections.
with local artist Patrick Kirwin
Artist (& MPSA parent) Patrick Kirwin presents tips and techniques to help you with your Reflections art projects.
How to Make an iMovie
Are you interested in entering a submission under the "Film" category? Then this tutorial on how to use the iMovie feature on your iPad is for you!