PTA Reflections Art Program 

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on a theme.   

 The 2018-19 Reflections theme is “Heroes Around Me"  

Sherwood Forest students are encouraged to create their own art project based around a theme for Reflection.  When judges look at your work, the most important thing they will consider is how well it connects to the theme and your artist statement. Let's celebrate your artistic creativity in your school community and at home with Reflections! 

Find Reflections entry forms, rules, and guidelines here: 

Entries that do not conform to the National PTA Reflections Rules will be disqualified. *Please take care not to put child's name anywhere on the front of artwork

All student entries are due by 3pm Friday, November 5, 2017 to the school PTA office (right hand side from the school main entrance). It is VITAL that you follow the rules to avoid disqualification. 

To participate, please download the application or pick up a copy of the detailed rules and official student entry form across the front office. Completed Student entry form with both signatures of the parent and the student MUST be submitted along with the entriesEntries without the entry form and not met the specifications of the rules will be disqualified. You must read and follow the rules for each category before you begin your work.


Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:


Dance Choreography Dance Choreography Includes originally choreographed dance composition.  See full rules here.
Film Production Film Production Includes  original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.  See full rules here.
Literature Literature Includes works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.  See full rules here.
Music Composition Music Composition Includes original musical composition, with or without words. See full rules here.
Photography Photography Includes color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure. See full rules here.
Visual Arts Visual Arts (2-D) Includes drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.  See full rules here.
Visual Arts Visual Arts (3-D) Not allowed by Bellevue PTA Council. Please keep all Visual Arts to 2-dimensions. Includes architecture carpentry, ceramics, crafts, design, dioramas, fiber work, jewelry, kites, dioramas, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, sculpture and wind chimes.


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Pacific Students, see here.  Any questions, email us!


Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. The program is structured for PTAs to recognize students at the local, council, state, and national levels. Entries are first judged at the local level and selected works are chosen to represent the PTA at each subsequent level. If a PTA is a member of a council, they will send the chosen entries to the council program according to the guidelines established by their council. If a PTA is not a member of a council, they will submit their entries directly to Washington State PTA.

Once entries reach the state-level, the state PTA may select one entry (Outstanding Interpretation Award) per grade division, per arts category (a total of 30) to submit to the National PTA. National first, second, and third place, and honorable mention entries are recognized at the National PTA Annual Convention.