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Reflections Art Contest


2017-2018 Reflections Chair | Lyn Noon

All children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts.

The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

At West Vincent Elementary, this fall program offers students an opportunity to create art around a specified theme, outside of school. These pieces are juried at a school level and then potentially at a district and state level. 

The 2017-2018 theme is Within Reach.  Students may choose to participate in one or all of the following categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

    he grades are broken into Primary (Grades K-2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5) and Middle School (Grade 6)
    A student can begin a project for this theme at any time. Entries are due November 15, 2017. Entries can be turned in to the office and checked in with Mrs. Storti. Please have your child deliver the completed project to Mrs. Storti directly and she will sign it in.

    Please review the PA PTA Reflections Summary of Rules for 2017-2018. 

    Please note the following IMPORTANT CHANGES in the rules:

    • The accepted size of 2D visual arts pieces has been reduced to NO LARGER THAN 12”X15” (including matting). This has been changed for judging purposes.  It is extremely important for judges to physically examine the artwork, rather than through a photograph and this size is the largest to fit for shipping purposes.
    • 3D visual arts pieces will be judged physically on the local level but will not be shipped on to further level of judging except through the three photos provided by the artist. Again, shipping is an issue as well as damaged artwork.

    A Student Entry Form must accompany all entries.

    If you have any questions, please contact Lyn Noon, Reflections Chairperson.


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