PTA Reflections Theme is “Within Reach

Reflections is a National PTA Program designed to cultivate achievement in the Arts. It is open to children in grades Pre-K through grade 12.

There are six areas where students have the opportunity to express themselves creatively through their Reflections Projects: Photography, Visual Arts, Literature, Dance Choreography, Film Production and Musical Composition.  Artwork should be inspired and created by the student. Entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme as well as skill.

Submitted artwork will be judged first at Purefoy by a panel of judges. Qualifying student entries will be sent to compete at the State Level.  The deadline to enter is October 20, 2017.


Special Artist Division

  The Texas PTA Reflections program is also accepting entries for the Special Artist Division. The Special Artist Division is limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own artwork but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. At the national level, one Special Artist from across all arts categories will be selected to receive an Outstanding Interpretation Award. Up to five additional Special Artists may be selected to receive national Awards of Excellence. Our hope is that you will encourage your child to participate in the Reflections Program. This program is wonderful opportunity for your child to enhance his/her artistic abilities. The program helps encourage creativity and lifelong learning and offers recognition for your child’s artistic endeavors.  Please visit for official participation rules and student entry forms. 

Should you have any questions, please contact your Purefoy PTA Arts in Education Chairperson, Tricia Lensmeyer at


Reflections Entries Due in October

Contact our Arts In Education Chair for more information

Tricia Lensmeyer 


2017-18 Guidelines:

Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine.  You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories as you like.  Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form.  Be sure to reflect the theme in your work. Categories Include:

Literature – Fiction or nonfiction, prose, poetry, drama, or short story (must not exceed 2,000 words or 8 ½ x 11 inches)

Visual Arts – Original print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work, or computer-generated artwork (must be flat, not more than 3/8 inches thick, maximum size 24 x 30 inches including a mat)

Photography – Original black-and-white or color image, single print or collage (maximum size 11 x 14 inches including a mat)

Musical Composition –Voice, instruments or a combination of both, with or without lyrics (maximum time 5 minutes, a CD recording of a performance of the composition should be submitted.)

Dance Choreography – The choreography must be an original piece of artwork.  The choreographer (student submitting the entry) may be the performer or one of the performers, but the choreographer does not have to perform the entry (maximum time 5 minutes, submitted on a CD or DVD).

Film Production – Original work, animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, computer-generated (no PowerPoint, maximum time 5 minutes, CD or DVD)

Please go to for official rules and entry forms.

In order to participate the student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of Purefoy PTA





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