PTA Reflections

Does your child enjoy photography, dance, film, painting, drawing, musical composition or collage? Then participate in this year’s PTA Reflections program with the theme: Look Within

Reflections is a national PTA-sponsored program offering students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 5 are encouraged to create and submit works of art (on a specified theme) in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage). Students may submit as many entries in as many categories as they would like. For general program information, visit the Texas PTA Reflections webpage at http://austincouncilpta.org/reflections-2/.
Within Reach

Theme for 2019-2020

Look Within

Grade Divisions

  • Primary: Preschool – Grade 2
  • Intermediate: Grades 3 – 5

Program Dates at Kiker

The 2019-2020 entries may be turned in at the Kiker office starting Oct. 21. All entries are due no later than Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. Please be sure to mark as PTA Reflections Entry. For any questions, please contact [email protected] or current committee members.

Recognition/Judging

All students who participate in the program will be recognized by Kiker. Additionally, the top entries in each category (approx. 20%) will advance to compete at the Regional -> State -> National PTA levels. Entries are judged on artistic merit, creativity, mastery of the medium, and interpretation of the theme. Note that a well-developed concept carries more weight than the technique. Judging is primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme.

How to participate

  1. Review the general participation guidelines and individual category rules at https://www.txpta.org/uploads/filemanager/Reflections 2019/19-20 Reflections Student Packet_English.pdf
  2. Complete an entry form for EACH piece of work your child will submit. You will find the entry form at https://www.txpta.org/uploads/filemanager/Reflections 2019/19-20 Student Entry Form_TXPTA – Copy 1.pdf
  3. Submit artwork + entry form to the Reflections Box in the Kiker Front Office by Wednesday, October 30. Late entries will not be accepted.

Some important guidelines:

  • Students may submit as many entries in as many categories as as they would like.
  • The entry form must be filled out completely. Incomplete entries will not be eligible for participation. The artist statement (max. 250 words) is mandatory for all entries.
  • If any submission includes the appearance of another person under the age of 18 ( audio, video, or photograph), parent consent form(s) must be completed and included with the entry.

2019-20 Reflections Committee

Coordinator: Kristin Finan and Kate Winternitz