Reflections Program

Summary: Congratulations to: Madelyn Skinner, Sheridan Green, Charlotte Bryan, and Jaewon Winter.

Ballard HS Students in the Online Reflections

  • Congratulations to: Madelyn Skinner (“I will lead“, literature) | Honorable Mention Winner
  • Congratulations to: Jaewon Winter (“Boy with Flower”, visual arts, middle) | Honorable Mention Winner
  • Sheridan Green(“Concrete Chasm”, photography, left)
  • Charlotte Bryan (“Unveiling Beauty”, photograph, right)

Reflections is a National PTA arts competition that provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents. Reflections takes original student submissions, inspired by this year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By,” in the area of visual art, photography, literature, music composition, film and dance choreography.

Students participate in Reflections by submitting entries to their local PTA or PTSA. Local PTSAs select which works to advance to the city level. Works are then further judged with opportunities for advancement to state and national levels.

View the Online Reflections Gallery on the SCPTSA website. Visit the SCPTSA site for a list of Finalists and Honorable Mentions!


Photo Gallery


Reflections | Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

National PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By…

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the student artists, photographers and poet who participated in this year’s Reflections efforts. It was fun to see the world through your eyes, paint brush and words and we’ll keep tabs on your entries as they head for the SCPTSA evaluation process!


For Reference: Program Details

A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. The six artistic categories are:

  • 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 Were Due Oct 29, 2021

Only original works of art are accepted. Please follow the dimension requirements and artwork submission guidelines for each art area listed on the WSPTA Reflections website in the Student Entry Packets section.

Visual Arts:

  • New! Preferred entry method, complete the online Reflections Entry/Upload Form which includes an entry form and link to upload artwork.
    OR
    • Students may email a photo of the artwork and a scanned copy of the completed and signed entry form to the email address: bhs.ptsa.reflectionscmte@gmail.com. Remember to include student name, art category and title of work in the email subject line. OR
    • Students may also drop off entries, along with completed and signed entry form, in the BHS Main Office. Remember to have your work labeled on back with student name, grade, art category and title of the work.

Music Composition, Dance Choreography and Film Production Entries:

  • New! Preferred entry method, complete the online Reflections Entry/Upload Form which includes an entry form and link to upload submissions.
    OR
    • Students may email a scanned copy of the completed and signed entry form to the email address: bhs.ptsa.reflectionscmte@gmail.com. Remember to include student name, art category and title of work in the email subject line. OR
    • Students may also drop off entries, along with completed and signed entry form, the BHS Main Office. Remember to have your work labeled on back with student name, grade, art category and title of the work.

Photography and Literature:

  • New! Preferred entry method, complete the online Reflections Entry/Upload Form which includes an entry form and link to upload artwork.
    OR
    • Students may email a scanned copy of the completed and signed entry form to bhs.ptsa.reflectionscmte@gmail.com. Remember to include student name, art category and title of work in the email subject line. OR
    • Students may also drop off entries, along with completed and signed entry form, the BHS Main Office. Remember to have your work labeled on back with student name, grade, art category and title of the work.

Contact

Please email the PTSA Reflections Chair at bhs.ptsa.reflectionscmte@gmail.com with any questions at all.

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