Do you enjoy art, music, or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me”, calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Louise Archer students have won awards at the state and national levels. Let's do that again this year! This year is extra special because it is the 50th Anniversary of the PTA Reflections program.
The student submission form and guidelines for each category are linked below. For inspiration, visit the Reflections Virtual Art Gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships.
VA PTA Film Production Rules
VA PTA Literature Rules
VA PTA Music Composition Rules
VA PTA Photography Rules*
VA PTA Visual Arts Rules
*To clarify the photography rules: You can create a photocollage as long as it is in one digital image. Using photo editing software to put several images into one saved image is okay, cutting photos and gluing them to a surface to create a collage would be considered a visual arts peace, not a photograph. Photos framed in a mat are also fine as long as they follow the size regulation, just actual frames with glass are not allowed.
Students' submissions are reviewed by independent third-party judges based on artistic skill, as well as how the theme is interpreted. The entries are judged against peers' work (grades K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th grade), and those with the highest scores from our school competition progress to an area competition and possibly to regional, state, and the national contest.
- Entries are due on Wednesday, October 10th, in the Library.
- Please label the backs of all submissions with student's name, grade, and title!
- Please also ensure the required Student Entry Form is filled out, signed by a parent or guardian, and attached to the entry.
- Package submissions in clear zip lock bags for their protection. If you cannot find a bag large enough for your artwork there will be extras next to the submissions boxes in the Library.
NEW THIS YEAR!! Reflections participants will be able to help design their awards! Participants can submit a t-shirt design for the reception! The design should be on plain white paper in black ink, with their name and grade on the back. They should keep this year’s theme and the different categories in mind in their design. The winner will be announced at the reception and all participants will receive the prize winning t-shirt. Please turn in any t-shirt designs to the library by November 2nd.
Finally, there will be a Reflections Reception! This is a family event where all artwork will be on display, and there is an awards ceremony and refreshments. Please note that we recognize every student at the Reflections Reception. The reception will be held Thursday, November 29th, in the Louise Archer cafeteria. Doors will open for the art show at 6:30 p.m. The awards presentation will begin at 7 pm.