The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Georgia PTA cultural arts competition. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program. 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. The excitement and enthusiasm that the program generates for students, parents, schools and communities is unmatched with the majority of Georgia PTAs participating in the program at all PTA levels. Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. 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.
That's why the Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:
Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
Experience the joy and fun of making art
Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
Receive positive recognition for their original works of art
Reflections 2020-2021 I Matter Because... Entry Deadline: TBD Recognition Ceremony: TBD The national PTA Reflections program is PTA's cornerstone arts program. It offers students a chance to win recognition for original works of art that they create in response to a selected theme. This year’s theme is “I Matter Because...” Reflect on your ideas about the theme. Then, make a statement through one of the six categories.You do not need experience to participate in Reflections. You might be a seasoned artist or perhaps you just have a budding interest in photography or literature. This is your opportunity to express your interest and creativity. Students may enter in more than one category - Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts (2D/3D).
Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student. Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. Other individuals may appear in or perform in a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for background music in dance choreography and film production entries when cited. (Please review the Special Artist Division Rules if eligible.) Entries will be judged on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality and creativity.
Entries will compete with other Ford students from the same grade and same art category. First and second place winners from each grade and category will move on to the district competition.