The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students.
The Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education. Submissions by College Park students for 2010-11 are due NOVEMBER 19, 2010.
The Reflections Program was established in 1969 by National PTA board member Mary Lou Anderson. Since that time, more than 10 million students have participated in the program. The program's longevity and participation figures attest to its strength. The excitement and enthusiasm that the program generates for children, parents, schools and communities is unmatched. Participation and appreciation for the arts is the Reflections Program's goal. Although the Reflections Program follows a "contest" format, winning should not be the emphasis.
Students may submit an original work of art in any of the six arts areas listed below. Only original works of art are accepted. Specific directions and the official entry forms are available in the " web locker" for this entry or in the College Park office.
- Musical composition
- Visual arts
- Dance Choreography
- Film/Video Production
Participation in the Reflections Program is organized by school grade. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artworks by appropriate developmental age and skill levels. The four grade divisions are:
- Primary Preschool Grade 2 or up to age 7
- Intermediate Grades 3-5 or ages 8-10
- Middle/Junior Grades 6-8 or ages 11-13
- Senior Grades 9-12 or ages 14+