The PTA Reflections Arts Program provides an opportunity for student creative work, inspired by a designated theme, to be recognized at the local, district, state, and national levels. Students may submit original artwork in one of six areas:
Entries which include a physical item (CD, Music score printouts, Photographs, etc.) are to be turned in to the Carlmont Library by Friday, November 8, by the end of lunch. They need to be labelled with the entrant's first and last name, which should match that on their online entry form.
All work should be specifically created for this competition with this theme.
Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are recognized, celebrated and judged by four grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and a printed booklet of the writing and imagery of the show. A copy of this booklet and a show of the artwork and literature will go in the school library. A reception will be held after the new year, where videos and music will be on view as well.
School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Please review general entry rules.
State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:
General Rules and Guidelines
Link to general information: