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PTA Reflections Program

Summary: Reflections Program Information.

Ballard HS Students Advancing in PTA Reflections Program

Student Art work collage Drawings and Painting. Titles listed on webpage.

Congratulations to the following students for their amazing entries to the Ballard PTSA Reflections Program, inspired by this year’s theme, “Show Your Voice

  • Anneke L. “[This Is] My Voice”, literature
  • Elsie N. “Courage”, visual arts (Visual Arts/Photography Entries are featured in the grouping above, top to bottom, left to right)
  • Maya B. “Judgement and Pride”, visual arts
  • Lorelei T. “Scream Your Heart Out”, visual arts
  • Amber C. “Parrot”, photography
  • Lake N. “Save Our Planet”, visual arts

Six Ballard submissions have advanced to the Seattle Council PTSA (SCPTSA) Reflections Program judging level. Works are then further adjudicated with opportunities for advancement to Washington State PTA and National PTA levels.

Reflections is a National PTA arts competition that provides an opportunity for students to create original pieces related to the theme in the areas of visual art, photography, literature, music composition, film and dance choreography.

Details of an upcoming SCPTSA exhibition/awards ceremony will be posted in coming weeks. An Online Reflection Entries Gallery will be also be hosted on the SCPTSA website.

Please reach out to BHS PTSA Reflections Chair Anna with any questions.

PTA Reflections Program

Face with Mega with text Show Your Voice. Text 22-22 Call for Entries and PTA Reflections Logo

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition, providing students an opportunity to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

The theme for the 2022-2023 school year is Show Your Voice.

Students submited their completed works of art (by 10/28/22) in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.There was also a Special Artist Division option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Program Details

Six Artistic Categories

  • Literature — works of fiction and nonfiction in: poetry, prose, drama, short stories, essay, screen play, play script, narrative, and lyrics.
  • Music Composition — original musical composition, with or without words. Student may also be the performer, or one of the performers.
  • Photography — color or black/white single print (no collages) image in: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.
  • Visual Arts — drawing, painting in various mediums, computer-generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling, architectural drawing, ceramics, fashion drawing or clothing, fiber work, mixed media, and sculpture.
  • Film/Video — original works, with or without sound, in: animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, or media.
  • Choreography/Dance — originally choreographed solo and ensemble works al all dance styles. Student may also be the performer, or one of the performers.


Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. The special artist division is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines set forth in the American Disabilities Act. Qualifying students entering this division create their own artwork but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. At the national level, one Special Artist from across all arts categories will be selected to receive an Outstanding Interpretation Award. Up to five additional Special Artists may be selected to receive national Awards of Excellence.

Visit the PTA Reflections website for more details.

For more information and specific details related to Ballard High School please email, BHS PTSA Reflections Chair Anna

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