Reflections is a National PTA-sponsored arts recognition program that provides a creative outlet for students in the areas of visual arts, dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, and photography. Students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice to tell their unique story. Students may enter as many times as they like in as many categories as they like.


The 2023-2024 Reflections theme is "I Am Hopeful Because......" Contest entries are due to Ms. Peter in the 8th grade AP office by NOVEMBER 17TH


The Reflections entry form is available here.


Categories Include:

Literature – Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: prose, poetry, drama, reflective essay, narrative, and short story.

Visual Arts – Accepted forms of visual art include: 2D original print, drawing, painting, collage (cut and pasted materials such as clippings and photos), metal etching or punch work, fiber work, or computer-generated artwork. 

Photography – Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to multiple exposure, negative sandwich, and photogram. 

Musical Composition – All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Software may be used to produce an audio recording. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers.

Dance Choreography – Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. 

Film Production – Accepted short film styles include: animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, or multimedia. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, director, editor, and producer. 

Special Artist Division – Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities. The Special Artist Division welcomes all grades and all abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations for students to participate fully in Reflections.  


See additional rules, requirements, and details here.  


PLEASE NOTE: The student or a parent/guardian must be a current member of RMS PTA in order to submit a contest entry. Join RMS PTA here.   


Additional information for the Reflections program can be found here. 






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