The PTA’s arts program, Reflections, celebrates the creativity of all students, from Pre-K through high school.
Annually, thousands of students across the country will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art. Reflections is more than a competition; it’s a celebration of creativity and imagination!
The 2021-2022 theme is “I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY….”
To get involved, students submit an original piece, inspired by the annual theme (I Will Change the World By...), for the Reflections Program in any of following arts areas:
- Dance choreography
- Film production
- Musical composition
- Visual arts
Entries are due Friday October 29, 2021. Entry forms will be collected online. Artwork may be submitted in person at the school once the form is summitted.
Program rules can be found online here.
Submit your entry form here. The entry form has space to indicate whether you will be submitting your artwork via digital upload, link to a Google file, or in person at the school.
Please DO NOT USE @student.roundrockisd.org to submit your entries. Judges will not have access to the district folders.
For all questions, contact Jennifer Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can submit a piece in each (and every) category. Student artists should be responsible for their own work. As the National PTA states, "Parents must remember that student artists need to be responsible for their own work...Students should simply do their best; crooked lines, incorrect musical notes, or misspelled words do not disqualify anyone.”
All entries must include a title and an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include 10-100 words.
All students will be judged at their school-level PTA Reflections Contest. The top 20% from each school will advance to the RRISD Council of PTAs level competition.
Please note that the parent of the student entering the Reflections program must be a PTA member. Students will not want to miss this opportunity to submit an entry to this exciting and creative competition, so if you haven't registered with the LME PTA, please do so here.
Students may submit as many entries as they’d like. Complete a separate form for each entry. If you have questions or trouble submitting your artwork online, contact your School PTA Reflections Chair, Jennifer Greenberg at email@example.com.
Virtual learners are welcome! Because Reflections is PTA-sponsored (not school-sponsored), and because any community member may join a school's PTA, Texas PTA has determined that Reflections is an excellent way for students to stay connected with their neighborhood school.
Students who identify as having a disability may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.
Guidelines for submission under each category is listed here:
Dance Choreography: Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite on entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Packaging: Flash or disk inside envelope with student entry form attached to outside in sheet protector.
Film Production: Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Packaging: Flash or disk inside envelope with student entry form attached to outside in sheet protector.
Literature: Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted format: Single-sided on 8 1⁄2x11” paper. Packaging: 3 copies of literature inside folder with student entry form attached to outside.
Music Composition: All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. Printed Notation (score/tabulature) is only required for middle and high school divisions. Packaging: Flash or disk inside envelope with student entry form attached to outside in sheet protector.
Photography: Photo must be a single print. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8X10 inches. Final product should not be larger than 11x14 inches with matting. Framed prints are not accepted. Packaging: attach student entry form to back with sheet protector.
Visual Arts: Accepted forms of visual art include: 2D original print, drawing, painting, collage (cut and pasted materials such as clippings and photos), metal etching or punch work, fiber work or computer-generated artwork. Frames and artwork containing loose materials are not accepted. Matting is accepted. Dimensions must not exceed 24x30 inches, including mat. Paper entries must be mounted on sturdy material. 3D objects (i.e. beads, pasta, etc.) glued to artwork is not permitted. Artwork must be 2D.* Packaging: attach student entry form to back with sheet protector. Cover front of artwork with butcher (or like) paper, securing it to the back of artwork without covering form.
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