Reflections 2018-19: “Heroes Around Me”

Five Alexandria Students Win State Honors; Two Advance to National Contest!

Click here for more information and a list of our state winners.

See the complete Alexandria winners list, with NoVa results added.

Congratulations to all of our participants and award winners, and especially to students whose entries won 1st Place awards in the Virginia State contest and have advanced to the National competition!

Judging at the national level is currently underway, with results due May 1. Good luck to Alexandria’s two national competitors, Jonathan (Music Composition, High School) and Riley (Photography, Primary)!


Reflections is a national PTA arts program. Students create artwork in six different categories (Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts) interpreting a theme, and compete against others in their age group division.

Students submit art through the school PTA. In each category and age division, only the 1st-place entry advances to the next level. Contest levels:

  • Individual school (“Local Unit,” in PTA-speak)
  • Alexandria City (the PTA Council)
  • Northern Virginia (the PTA District)
  • Virginia State PTA
  • National PTA

More important than the competition is the chance to experiment, create, and have fun.

Click here for a slide show of some of our 2017-18 winners!

(Featured artwork is “Birds Gone Wild,” by Kira H., Jefferson-Houston. Artwork on this site was entered in Reflections by ACPS students over the past few years. Students are identified by the school they attended when the entry was submitted. Copyrights are owned by the students; art is reprinted here with permission.)