2018-2019 Reflections

“Heroes Around Me”

2018-2019 Student Entry Package


The National PTA Reflections program encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Since it was founded in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, millions of students have benefited from this program.

This year’s Reflections theme is “Heroes Around Me”,  any GHS Student can create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts for submission. The visual arts category allows students to enter three-dimensional artworks in addition to the traditional 2D entries.

All PTA Reflections program entries are judged on three criteria:

  1. Interpretation of Theme (20 pts.)
  2. Creativity (10 pts.)
  3. Technique (10 pts.)

Notice how heavily “Interpretation of Theme” is weighted? This is what makes the National PTA Reflections Arts Program unique. A well-developed concept is more important than technique.

The official rules with student entry form can be found at the link at the top of this page.

ALL forms accompanying student entries MUST be COMPLETELY FILLED out.

Dance Rules 18

Film Production Rules 2018

Literature Rules 2018

Music Composition Rule 2018

Photography Rules 2018

Visual Arts Rule 2018

The due date for GHS Student submissions is extended to October 19, 2018 by 4 pm. Submissions should be placed in the Reflections Bin located in the main office.  No entries will be accepted past the deadline.

Please contact with any questions.

Additional information can also be found at the Virginia PTA Reflections site: