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The 2016-2017 PTA Reflections Theme is What is Your Story?

Download the Student Entry Form and the Reflections General Rules.

Do you like to dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art? This year’s PTA Reflections theme is “What Is Your Story? Tell us your story. Please drop your artwork/thumb drive and registration form off in the PTA Work Room by Friday, November 4, 2016. Included below is more information on how to submit your entry. Questions? Contact Heather de Roos

The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Pre-K through grade 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

All Grand View Students TK/K – 5th grade are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

Film production
Music composition
Visual arts

Artworks are submitted first to Grand View PTA, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged . School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by Manhattan Beach PTA Council and then the California 33rd district PTA for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Please review general entry rules.

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention
Prizes including an Award of Excellence medal, certificate and a $100 savings bond presented on stage at convention
An expense-paid trip for the award-winning student and one parent/guardian to convention.
National-level Award of Excellence honorees are recognized at the National PTA Convention, plus their artworks are featured in Reflections’ popular traveling national exhibit.

For more information, contact Heather de Roos.