Reflections 2018-19: “Heroes Around Me”

Alexandria Students Rock the Nation!

The National Reflections winners’ list was released today, and two Alexandria students are on it!

Read all about it here, and see our winning entries!

Click here for a 5-minute slide show of the Photography winners, set to the music of some of the Music Composition winners.

And see the list of all of our 2018-19 Alexandria winners here.


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.)