National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind.  The program was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson 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.

You can learn more here.

Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Only original works of art are accepted.

National PTA Theme for 2018-2019 is 'Heroes Around Me'.  Issaquah students, get started on your original art submissions today!

Entries are due NOVEMBER 1st in the IMS main office
Reflections Reception for all participants is November 14th, 7pm in the IMS commons.
Issaquah School District Reception is Tuesday, January 15th from 6:30-8PM in the IHS commons
 
Student Entry Form available here.

Please contact our Reflections chairperson at reflections@issaquahmiddleptsa.org with questions.

Rules & Guidelines

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme.  To ensure your entry can move on to the higher levels please submit artwork that adheres to the following rules and guidelines. Click here to find out more information or the links below:
 
Literature Rules - works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
Music Composition Rules - original musical composition, with or without words.
Photography Rules - 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 Rules 2D - 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.
Visual Arts Rules 3D - 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 Production Rules - original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
Dance Choreography Rules - original choreographed dance composition
 
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 here.
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