Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic expression. The Reflections theme for 2013 – 2014 is “Believe, Dream, Inspire”. Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories as you like. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form. Be sure to reflect the theme in your work.
SEM Deadline to submit:
Entries will be judged by knowledgable staff and guests. Names will not be visible on submissions. 20% of our SEM entries will advance to the Trinity Council of PTA, where 30 of theirs will advance to State competiton, and finally 30 of those advance to National competition.
The theme for the 2013 – 2014 National PTA Reflections® program is “Believe, Dream, Inspire.” Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
Literature – Fiction or nonfiction, prose, poetry, drama, or short story (must not exceed 2,000 words or 8 ½ x 11 inches) Download Literature rules.
Visual Arts – Original print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work, or computer-generated artwork (must be flat, not more than 3/8 inches thick, maximum size 24 x 30 inches including a mat) Download VisualArts rules.
Photography – Original black-and-white or color image, single print or collage (maximum size 11 x 14 inches including a mat) Download Photography rules.
Musical Composition –Voice, instruments or a combination of both, with or without lyrics (maximum time 5 minutes, a CD recording of a performance of the composition should be submitted.) Download Musical Composition rules.
Dance Choreography – Original dance choreographed by the student with up to 3 dancers. (maximum time 3 minutes, should be submitted on a CD or DVD) Download Dance Choreography rules.
Film Production – Original work, animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, computer-generated (no PowerPoint, maximum time 5 minutes, CD or DVD) Download Film Production rules.
Chart of Awards Levels
Murali Subramanian's Reflections entry has advanced to Texas PTA State level !
January 14, 2014 update:
Murali's Reflections entry, The Sky is Not Blue, has advanced to state-level judging! This is a wonderful achievement as nearly 60,000 students participate in the program annually and less than 3% of those advance to Texas PTA.
Council Reflections Awards
Please note: We would have loved to have given more awards and to have advanced more entries to the Trinity Council and therefore to Texas PTA. However, just one SEM submission was received and only three PTAs in Trinity Council participated and all of the entries were in just two categories: literature and visual arts. Next year, we would love to have more SEM students participate in more categories so more students can be recognized for their artwork.