2020-2021 Reflections Theme:

I Matter Because...

 Program Details

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

Reflections Program helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Students may submit an entry in one, or all, of the six arts areas. Only original works are accepted. (Up to six entries/student.) Twelve PCMS finalists will be chosen to advance to the Issaquah District level.

Categories:

    • Literature -- works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
    • Music Composition -- original musical composition, with or without words.
    • Photography -- prints have a maximum finished size of 18 x 24 inches 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. A maximum finished size of 18x24 inches.
    • Film/Video -- original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
    • Choreography/Dance -- originally choreographed dance composition

PCMS Entry Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2020, at 3:00 PM. 

  • Contact Reflections Chair, Angela Bizzari for updated drop-off information, due to ISD policy and remote learning.

PCMS Exhibition: To be announced...

 

2020-21Official Entry Form, Rules & Guidelines

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. Please submit artwork that adheres to the following rules and guidelines.  

2020-21 OFFICIAL Reflections Entry Form - Required Form

Reflections Dance Choreography Packet

Reflections Film Production Packet

Reflections Literature Packet

Reflections Music Composition Packet

Reflections Photography Packet

Reflections Visual Arts Packet 

 

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. Reflections Special Artists Packet

 

For more information, questions, contact PTSA Reflections Chair, Angela Bizzari.

 

Click here for 2019-20 PCMS Results; here for I2019-20 SD Result Announcements.