Reflections Program 2019 Winners Announced!
Give students confidence in their abilities to explore ideas and learn through the arts! Enroll your school in the 2019-2020 national arts awards program starting July 1. Each year hundreds of thousands of students in preschool through grade 12 create and submit original works in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may participate in the national awards program through their school’s PTA. The 2019-2020 theme “Look Within” video call for entries:
Students can participate in the annual Theme Search Contest according to State PTA Reflections Program guidelines. Every year, one winning student’s theme is selected by a team of National PTA volunteers. The winning student is awarded $100 and recognized in National PTA’s awards celebration program booklet. Look Within is the winning theme for the 2019-2020 program year, submitted by Enashele Campbell, a Kindergartner from H. Guy Child Elementary PTA in Ogden, UT!
Congratulations to the winner of our 2020-2021 annual Theme Search Contest, Rylee Stier, a 1st Grader from Burney Elementary School in Burney, California. The 2020-2021 Reflections theme will be I Matter Because… Congratulations again to Rylee and California State PTA!
Students can participate in the annual Theme Search Contest according to State PTA Reflections Program guidelines. One winning theme will be selected in 2020 and used as the Reflections program theme during the 2021-2022 school year. Please complete this form by November 01, 2019.
Judges will consider your title and artist statement to learn more about your original work and creative interpretation of the theme. Give your work a title that stands out and describe how your work relates to your own personal interpretation of the theme.
Use these guiding questions to help you write an artist statement:
How does your work relate to the theme?
What is your personal connection to the theme?
What did you use to create your work (e.g., supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)
What/who was your inspiration?
Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill.
National level awards include the following:
The 2019-2020 national winners will be announced May 1, 2020. Honorees will be celebrated at the National PTA Convention in Louisville, KY in June 2020.
National PTA will collect and curate artwork for the traveling exhibit over the summer of 2019. The traveling exhibit for the 2018-2019 program year Heroes Around Me will begin on January 13th, 2020 at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC and will conclude June 2020 in Louisville, KY. Artwork will be returned to student winners over the summer of 2020.