The Reflections 2017-18 Arts Recognition Program

Calling All Artists!

All PCR students are invited to explore their creativity and submit original artwork for the 2017-18 Reflections arts recognition program. This year's program theme is Within Reach. The Reflections program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program that is open to students of all grades and abilities.

The Reflections program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:

  • Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the joy and fun of making art
  • Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art


Arts Categories:

Your child can submit in any or all of the following categories (please refer to the official rules for descriptions of each category):

  Dance Choreography

 Film Production

 Literature

 Music Composition

 Photography

 Visual Arts


Divisions:

To allow student artworks to be recognized and judged with the appropriate developmental age and skill levels in mind, the Reflections Program is organized by school grade, offering five divisions, of which four are 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 will be 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.

 

Deadline:

All entries are due in the labeled box in the PCR front office by Friday October 13, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. sharp. Please ensure that each entry includes its own student entry form (required).

 

Rules and Entry Forms:

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

 

School Awards:

All PCR students who participate by submitting an entry will receive a special treat in October after the submission window closes. In addition, students who place 3rd, 2nd or 1st at PCR in their categories will receive certificates of achievement. The 1st place winners will also receive gift cards. Winners will be announced at the end of October.

 

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.

 

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Que at nchen010@yahoo.com.