Reflections Theme: SHOW YOUR VOICE!
DUE DATE: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Students may enter the National PTA Reflections Program in one or more arts categories. See each Arts Category Rules for additional entry requirements.
Rules by Category
Reflections program helps students explore their own thoughts; feelings and ideas; develop artistic literacy; increase confidence; and find a love for learning, that will help them become more successful both in school and in life outside school.
By entering the “National PTA Reflections Program,” entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules as well as the entry requirements for their specific arts category and division. Any violation of these rules may, at PTA’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this program are final and binding in all respects. (The “PTA” referred to in these rules include all PTAs reviewing the entry).
Students must participate through a local PTA/PTSA.
There are six arts categories
Instructions for Special Artists
All participants must also follow Arts Category and Division Rules —
Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
All student entrants must follow official guidelines and arts category submission requirements, including a signed entry form (Please note: National PTA will accept typed signatures).
Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. Help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed except in the Special Artist Division.Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry.
Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only. See the specific Arts Category Rules for details.
Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include a minimum of 10 words, but may not exceed 100 words.
Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for recorded music in dance choreography and film production entries.
Plagiarized entries will be disqualified.
Use of PowerPoint presentations are prohibited because most graphic elements are copyrighted.
Final Selection and Notification
DNHS PTSA determines its own judges for the program. Entries will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality and creativity.
The National PTA Reflections® program makes no restrictions on content or subject matter in artwork.
Under no condition may parents or students contact the judges to dispute the status of any entry.
Ownership and License
Ownership in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry into this program constitutes entrant’s irrevocable permission and consent that PTA may display, copy, reproduce, enhance, print, sublicense, publish, distribute and create derivative works for PTA purposes. PTA is not responsible for lost or damaged entries. Submission of entry into the PTA Reflections program constitutes acceptance of all rules and conditions.