We are so excited to receive your visual art, literature, music composition, dance choreography, photography or film! All Reflection pieces are due no later than October 30th.  Pieces can be turned in October 27-29 at IHS between the hours of 1-4 PM. Use the buzzer to communicate and someone from the school will come assist you.  If you would rather arrange to drop off at another time that week, please reach out to reflectionsisd@gmail.com to make arrangements.  Thank you for your participation!


2020-2021 PTA Reflections

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

This program encourages students to explore an idea, centered around a theme, in visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film making, literature, or music composition.  This year's theme is "I Matter Because." Start working on your piece today.  More information can be found here: https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/

Please see the District Chairs' statement on the Reflection Theme.

Submissions are due Friday, October 30th.


 Program Details

Young artists get involved in Reflections through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. Please follow the specific guidelines for each art area. The six artistic categories are:

    • Literature -- works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
    • Music Composition -- original musical composition, with or without words.
    • Photography -- prints in color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.
    • Visual Arts -- drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling. 
    • Film/Video -- original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
    • Choreography/Dance -- originally choreographed dance composition

Official Entry Form

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. 

Rules & Guidelines

To ensure your entry can move on to the higher levels please submit artwork that adheres to the rules & guidelines.

Special Artists:  The Special Artist Division is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines set forth in the American Disabilities Act. Qualifying students entering this division create their own artwork but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. At the national level, one Special Artist from across all arts categories will be selected to receive an Outstanding Interpretation Award. Up to five additional Special Artists may be selected to receive national Awards of Excellence. Find out more info here.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact IH PTSA Reflections ChairsKristen Allen-Bentsen or Heather Bratton