Reflections

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! The 2020 theme, “I Matter Because,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. This year, the program will be all-virtual, with digital submissions and all-new online entry forms.

Louise Archer Students have won awards at the State and National Level! Let’s do that again this year! See a video explaining the program.

Guidelines for each category are linked below. Please note that the physical guidelines no longer apply, as all projects must be digitally submitted, so Visual Arts entries must be photographed for entry. The online student submission forms will be available soon. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships. We will celebrate all Louise Archer entries and participants in a special virtual reception in November — special treats and prizes will await the kids even in the virtual format.

Visual Arts Rules
Photography Rules
Literature Rules
Music Rules
Film Rules
Dance Rules
Special Artist Rules

Students’ submissions are reviewed by independent third-party judges based on artistic skill as well 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.

How to Submit Your Entries

All Reflections forms and entries must be submitted digitally this year. Please follow these steps; you can also see the steps in this guide:

  1. Pick your division and category from the list below and click on the hyperlinked text; grades are in parentheses after the categories for your reference

  2. Fill out the form in its entirety and make sure you have a parent add their name for permission. Then click “Submit.”

  1. IMPORTANT: After clicking the “Submit” button, you will get a message on the screen with a Dropbox link where you will put your digital submission. Click on that link and add your digital file.

(If it is for Visual Arts, please include 3 photos of the artwork from different angles. Refer to the other category rules on this page for guidelines on file formats.)