The Reflections 2017-18 Arts Recognition Program

Contest Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Reflections art recognition program!  We are thrilled that so many students submitted entries for this year's theme, "Within Reach," and shared your creativity, imagination, and dreams with us.  We are excited to announce the students who are receiving recognition this year.

PCR Winners for 2017:

Dance Choreography

Primary Division: 1st Place - Cash Klein

Intermediate Division: 1st Place - Anna Wade


Film Production

Primary Division: 1st Place - Leonardo Meis

Middle School Division: 1st Place - Aydan Byrnes



Intermediate Division: 1st Place - Anna Forster; 2nd Place - Abigail Lee; 3rd Place - Ava Tambayong; Honorable Mention - Abigail Gonzalez

Middle School Division: 1st Place - Aydan Byrnes; 2nd Place - Jonathan Pham; 3rd Place - Samuel White; Honorable Mention - Jaidon Gupta



Intermediate Division: 1st Place - Mac Meis; 2nd Place - Chance Szebelledy



Intermediate Division: 1st Place - Shawnt Abnoosi; 2nd Place - Jonah Strittmatter, 3rd Place - Ellie Kim

Middle School Division: 1st Place - Kai Jones; 2nd Place - Aydan Byrnes


Visual Arts

Primary Division: 1st Place - Rachel Cho; 2nd Place - Maya Kim; 3rd Place - Elias Kang; Honorable Mentions - Sophie Kuan and Juliet Lin

Intermediate Division: 1st Place - Lauren Park; 2nd Place - Maeve Rodriguez; 3rd Place - Chloe Kim; Honorable Mentions - Kelsey Cho and Aaron Kang

Middle School Division: 1st Place - Annabelle Fung; 2nd Place - Giselle Ng; 3rd Place - Nathaniel Chun


Congratulations to these awardees!  The award ceremony will take place during the Spirit Rally on Friday, November 17th (1st-3rd grade is from 8:40-9:10am and 4th-6th grade is from 9:25-9:55am).  All students who submitted an entry will receive a participation treat on Thursday, November 16th during lunch.  Art submissions can be picked up from the PCR front office in the labeled Reflections box (please handle entries gently as you search for your own).  Thanks for participating!

Contest Categories:

Here were the categories for the 2017 version of the Reflections art contest (please refer to the official rules for descriptions of each category):

  Dance Choreography

 Film Production


 Music Composition


 Visual Arts


The Reflections Program is organized by school grade, offering five divisions, of which four were open to PCR students:

  • Primary – Preschool-Grade 2
  • Intermediate – Grades 3-5
  • Middle/Junior – Grades 6-8
  • Special Artist – All grades. Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. The Special Artist Division welcomes all grades and all abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Please refer to the official rules for Special Artist Division entry requirements.

Review Criteria:

Student submissions were judged based on the following criteria:

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork 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.


Rules and Entry Forms:

Please click on the appropriate link for the student entry form and official rules. Printed forms were also available in the school office.


School Awards:

All PCR students who participated by submitting an entry received a special treat in October after the submission window closed. The above winners at PCR will receive certificates of achievement at the award ceremony on November 17th. The 1st place winners will receive gift cards.


California State and National Awards:

Reflections is a nationwide arts appreciation and recognition program for students sponsored by the National PTA. The program is structured for PTAs to recognize students at the school, council, district, state and national PTA levels. To take part, student entries are first recognized, judged and celebrated by their school. Selected entries are then chosen to represent the PTA at each subsequent level. Once entries reach the state level, the state PTA may select entries to submit to the National PTA. Student artwork submitted to California State PTA by a district PTA will be considered for an Award of Excellence and an Award of Merit.



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