2020-21 REFLECTIONS Program

 

National PTA's 50+ year Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. Every year, over 300,000 students participate in the program, advancing from the local to the state to the national level, earning recognition and prizes for their talents.

 

The student-selected theme for the 2020-2021 Reflections program is I Matter Because…

 

 

 

This year, because of COVID-19, we’re going VIRTUAL and it couldn’t be a better time to participate in the arts! Students of all grades and abilities are invited to participate and submit their entries by Friday, October 23, 2020 and here’s how:

 

  1. CREATE original works of art in one or all of the following categories using the official rules and guidelines under the different arts categories and grade-level divisions. Students may enter up to one submission in each of the arts categories below:

     

Dance Choreography (rules)

Film Production (rules)

Literature (rules)

Music Composition (rules)

Photography (rules)

Visual Arts (rules)

 

There is also a Special Artist division (rules) – for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504

 

  1. Save and upload a file of the student artwork (photos of the Visual Arts pieces will be accepted this year) to the Google Drive under the appropriate category with the following title:

 

Student First and Last Name_Grade_Arts Category_Title of Work

e.g. Amy Weinberg_Grade 3_Dance Choreography_World Peace

 

  1. Download, complete and upload the completed 2020 Student Entry Form, including a student-written artist statement, to the Google Drive under the appropriate category with the following title:

 

Student First and Last Name_Grade_Arts Category_Title of Work_ Student Entry Form

e.g. Amy Weinberg_Grade 3_Dance Choreography_World Peace_Student Entry Form

 

*All pieces must be uploaded to the Google Drive by Friday October 23, 2020 with a complete Student Entry Form to be considered*

 

  1. Stay tuned! Students will be judged in three areas: interpretation of the theme (I Matter Because…), originality and technique. Awards will be announced by the end of November. Students who are awarded top honors will advance to the county level and then have the chance to advance to the state and national levels for awards and prizes.

 

**Please save all original submissions as physical pieces may be requested at the Arlington County level of competition.

 


We hope all students will participate and make this the best Reflections year ever at Discovery!

 

 

Feel free to visit Virginia PTA’s Reflections and National PTA’s Reflections websites for more information about the program and awards.

 

Questions? Email Amy Weinberg at Reflections@DiscoveryPTA.org.