Reflections 2017-18 is “Within Reach”!

We have contest rules for 2017-18, and the paperwork has been simplified! Learn more here. We also have deadlines; see details here. And stay tuned for updates of this website, now that we’re into the new contest year.

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2017-18 theme: Within Reach

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. (The 2017-18 national theme: “Within Reach”)

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 the list of Alexandria student winners in the 2016-17 Alexandria City, NoVa District and Virginia State Reflections competitions!
And click here for a slide show of some of last year’s 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.)