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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 2021 theme, I Will Change the World By…, calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. This year, the program will be all-virtual, with digital submissions and 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 are available. 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. Save the date for Nov. 16th!

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.

Entries are due by Wednesday, October 13th. For more information, visit the Virginia State PTA page.

Would you like to help National PTA pick out a future Reflections theme? All Reflections themes are submitted by students! The winning student receives $100 from the National PTA. Anyone who submits a theme for consideration will receive special recognition at our Reflections Awards Reception. Write down your ideas now and stay tuned for the digital submission form.