National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.  The 2017/2018 theme is "Within Reach."

Providence Elementary PTA invites you to participate in our 2017/2018 Reflections program! For questions, please contact Brianna Compton at 

General Entry Information:

Entry Deadline: October 27, 2017. Entries must be turned in at the Reflections table near the front office, with completed entry, and entry form, by 2 p.m. Entries can be turned in anytime before the 27th as well. Entries will be judged, and then awarded, celebrated, and displayed in November.  

Student Entry Form:

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Reflections Table

The class with the highest percent of participation will receive this year's Reflections trophy!

IMPORTANT: Parents, if you are not a PTA member, please do not let that stop your child from entering Reflections. If their entry is selected to advance, we can discuss membership then, and help if needed.

‚ÄčThe artist summary is 50% of your score. How does your work relate to the theme? What is your personal connection to the theme?

What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)?  

What/Who was your inspiration?

Win Awards and Prizes!

Be considered for local, regional, state and national level awards and prizes. Learn more about state-level and national-level awards and events.

Thank you to all of our artists who participated in Reflections. We had 19 amazing entries from 18 talented artists! Entries have been judged, celebrated, and were displayed at the school, starting Thursday, November 9th, for our Reflections Exhibit and Celebration of the Arts. Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, administrators, and of course, our artists! Advancing art was sent off to Denton Council PTA, and the remaining entries have been returned to their artists to treasure. The gallery below includes each entry from our 2017/2018 Reflections program. Stay tuned for updates on our advancing artists, two of which are advancing to state! More information coming soon on our advancing artists and the Denton Council Reflections recognition event.

Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement. What does the theme mean to you?
Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Follow your school's PTA deadlines and instructions on how to enter. For inspiration visit the national award-winning Reflections Art Gallery.

In your artist statement, tell us about your work and what it means to you.

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Program Rules:


Submitting your entry

Reflections Gallery


Students can grab an entry form, learn more about Reflections, see sample entries, and turn in their own entries.