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.

Are they family members or friends?

Are they teachers?

Are they police officers or service members?

Are they doctors or nurses?

Are they book characters or action figures?

Who or what are the heroes around you?


What does it mean?

Program Rules:

"Heroes Around Me"

Reflections Table

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


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Student Entry Form:

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

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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 2018/2019 theme is "Heroes Around Me."

Providence Elementary PTA invites you to participate in our 2018/2019 Reflections program! For questions, please contact our Reflections chair at 

General Entry Information:

Entry Deadline: TBD, but likely late October 2018. Entries must be turned in at the Reflections table near the front office, with completed entry, and entry form, by 2 p.m. on the due date. Entries can be turned in anytime before the due date as well. Entries will be judged, and then awarded, celebrated, and displayed in November.  

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.

​The 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?

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


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