All Louise Archer students are encouraged to participate in the Reflections Arts Contest, a National PTA Program. Students can submit works in literature, music composition, dance choreography, photography, visual arts, and film production.

The 2023 theme, I am hopeful because, calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. This year, we are following the format that was used last year with digital submissions and online entry forms. The deadline for submissions is Thurs., Oct. 12th.

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 submission portal is now open below. 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 reception in November.

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  • 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.

  • For more information, visit the Virginia State PTA page.

  • Entries are due by Thursday, October 12th.