Reflections Art Program

What is the Reflections Art Program?

Started in 1969 by the Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. This contest is a great opportunity for students to explore their own artistic talents and be recognized for all their efforts and skills.

What can students submit?

Students may create and submit works of art in six categories:

  • Dance
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Visual arts

A national theme for the Reflections program is announced annually. Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the theme.

Students may enter the Reflections program in one or more arts categories with no limit to the amount of entries in a single category.

How is it judged?

The Reflections program recognizes students at the local, council/region, state and national PTA levels. At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit.

Submissions are judged in divisions based on grade:

  • Primary: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
  • Intermediate: 3rd – 5th Grade

Who can participate?

The Reflections program is open to all Miller Elementary students who have at least one person from their primary household as a current member of the Miller Elementary PTA.
Make sure you join the PTA by that date. Membership is only $10.

How does a student submit?

Complete the Reflections Student Entry Form, and turn in with Reflections art submission to the bins under the Reflections bulletin board across from the library by the deadline.

In addition to the rule of creating an original work for this program based on the theme, each entry must conform to the Reflections guidelines developed by the National PTA.