The 2021 Reflections theme is "I Matter"

CONTESTANT INFORMATION

SHARE YOUR DIGITAL FILE USING THIS ONLINE ENTRY FORM

 

All entries must include a title and an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include 10-100 words.

All students will be judged at their school-level PTA Reflections Contest. The top 20% from each school will advance to the RRISD Council of PTAs level competition.

ENTRY FORMS AND RULES 

Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form. We only need the paper copy if your student will be moving on to the state level. 

Student Rules Packet

Student Entry Form  (for State level)

Deadline for submission will be November 2nd. 

 

CATEGORY RULES INDIVIDUALLY

The Student Program Rules and Student Entry Form can be found on the Eligibility & Participation page in both English and Spanish. If you wish to download the category rules individually, they are linked below:

General Rules

Dance Choreography

Film Production

Literature 

Music Composition

Photography

Visual Arts

Special Artist Rules

Single Page Rules

 

ABOUT THIS YEAR'S THEME

Above video: Anna King, National Parent Teacher Association President-Elect, talks about the latest theme for PTA Reflections and how it was selected and can inspire young artist today.

PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts for all students. Each year, over 300,000 students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas; develop artistic literacy; increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

The Reflections theme is selected two years in advance through a nationwide theme search contest. The I Matter Because… theme was selected in 2018 by an elementary school student, Rylee Stier, from Burney, California. Rylee, a then 1st grader, drew inspiration from her town and the towns around her being completely wiped out by the California wildfires of 2018. The selection of her theme brought hope and pride back to her community.