Please join us in celebrating our students and their creative achievements at  Issaquah PTSA Council Reflections Reception and Art Gallery on Thursday, January 25th, 2024, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the Issaquah High School Commons, 700 2nd Ave SE, 98027
2023-2024 Theme: I am Hopeful Because...

PCMS Entry Info: Artwork may be dropped off in the office from Monday, October 30 - November 3. Deadline is 4pm on Nov 3rd.

PCMS Exhibition: November 6-10 in the PCMS library

PCMS students that move on to district level will be contacted Nov.11.


Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition, whose sole purpose is to provide opportunities for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves in original art.  WA State PTA Reflections Guidelines.  National PTA Reflections Guidelines.

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


    • 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


Official 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.  

OFFICIAL Reflections Entry Form - Required Form

Reflections Dance Choreography Rules

Reflections Film Production Rules

Reflections Literature Rules

Reflections Music Composition Rules

Reflections Photography Rules

Reflections Visual Arts Rules 


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


Visual of HOW TO Prepare Artwork


For more information, questions, contact


Previous winners:

2019-20 PCMS Results 

2021-2022 PCMS Results

2019-20 ISD Result Announcements