Reflections 2019 


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Reflections Program Overview & Background

The Reflections' Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.

The theme for the 2019-20 school year is Look Within

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Twelve PCMS finalists will be chosen to advance to the Issaquah District level.

PCMS Entry Deadline: Friday, October 25. 

Drop off your submission(s) per each category rules, in a Reflections bin at the PCMS office.

PCMS Exhibition date: TBA


Program Details

Young artists get involved in Reflections through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit up to two entries in one category and submit entries for all six categories if they are feeling that creative! Only original works of art are accepted. Please follow the specific guidelines for each art area. The six art areas are:

    • 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.  

2019-20 Dance Choreography Packet

2019-20 Film Production Packet

2019-20 Literature Packet

2019-20 Music Composition Packet

2019-20 Photography Packet

2019-20 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. Find out more info click here.



For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact PTSA Reflections chair Angela Bizzari.