Reflections 2018-19: “Heroes Around Me”

City Reflections winners have been announced!

See the winners list here.

Congratulations to all of our participants and award winners, and especially to students whose entries won 1st Place awards and have advanced to the Northern Virginia District contest! And thank you to all of the school chairs who worked so hard to complete your school contests and advance your winning entries to the PTA Council level.

Judging at the Northern Virginia District level is now underway. We’ll announce District results around February 1. Good luck to everyone!


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.)