Reflections

View the 2020-2021 Lake Washington PTSA Council Reflections Virtual Open House.

Reflections 2020-2021 Theme is I Matter Because

Reflections is a National PTA arts in education program. The program was started in 1969 and is the largest arts in education program of its kind in the United States. Students have the opportunity to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works created around a theme. Reflections is not “just an art contest.”  It helps kids take risks, be inspired, think creatively and be celebrated for their creativity and work. Studies have shown there is a positive relationship between the arts and wellbeing. Get more information about the National PTA Reflections program.

Reflections Categories and Divisions
Lake Washington PTSA Council Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Entries are accepted in 6 categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. Note: Our council program does not accept 3-D artwork at this time.

2020-2021 Key Dates

  • September 21, 2020 – Kick off meeting
  • November 19, 2020 – Online turn-in day for registered entries advancing to council.
  • November 20-21, 2020 – Council review
  • December 7-10, 2020 – Estimated dates of judging week
  • January – February 2021 – Virtual open house
  • January 22, 2021 – Council entries due to Washington State
  • February 2021 – Virtual Founders’ Day celebration featuring Reflections artwork

News and Updates

How-to for Local PTAs

Council is here to help you with your Reflections program. Each fall there is a kick-off training event for local Reflections chairs. We also have a communications group used for helpful tips and reminders. Contact the Council Reflections Chairs at reflections@lwptsa.net.

Documents, Forms and Guides
The guide, rules, and all the necessary forms are located on the Washington State PTA Reflections web page. Local PTAs can find resources and checklists for running a Reflections program here.

Contacts

2020-2021 LWPTSA Reflections Co-Chairs: Mindy Lincicome and Tanya Dimpsey
Got questions? Contact the council’s Reflections team at reflections@lwptsa.net