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2019-2020 National PTA Reflections Theme

“Look Within”

Reflections is a student-driven arts program that encourages students to unleash their creative talents through art. All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas: Dance Choreography, Literature, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition, & Visual Arts.

SDUCPTA is looking for the next Picasso, Austen, Fosse, and O’Keeffe… and they could be students at your school! Reflections is an annual nation-wide art competition that sparks students’ imagination, curiosity, and participation in the arts. Students can submit entries in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. This year’s theme is “Look Within.”

Students have the opportunity to win five awards with a single entry — first at a local school, then with the District PTA, the Ninth District PTA, the California PTA, and finally with the national PTA. Reflections is already underway in elementary, middle, and high schools around the district, but there’s time for more schools to get on board. Program details can be found here. Finalist entries from each school are due at the Ballard Center by November 1.

Contact SDUCPTA Refection Chair at for more info.

2018-2019 Reflections Winners

Congratulations to the following 2018-2019 Reflections winners on their national achievements in the arts! 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.

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