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     “Reflections” is an annual National PTA student arts competition with the purpose of encouraging students to express themselves creatively through the arts.  Each year a theme is chosen by the National PTA.  Students are encouraged to interpret the selected theme through a variety of artistic mediums including dance choreography, film, literature, photography, visual arts, and musical composition.  Entries are judged within their category and age-level.  Participation is free and all students at La Fetra who participate are recognized.  Winning entries in each category move forward to compete at the District PTA level and could be selected to compete at the State PTA and then National PTA level.  Students have the chance to win as much as an $800 arts education award from the National PTA!

     We believe all children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts.  The arts play a critical role in students' success in school and beyond, enhancing their reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, motivation to learn, and positive school environment.  The PTA Reflections program is one way we try to promote this important aspect of our students' education. 

2019-2020 PTA Reflections Video

    Submission Categories    

Film Production
Musical Composition
Visual Arts
General Rules for Participation


Rules & Guidelines

Submission Deadline


Submission deadlines are set by the National PTA organization and are announced over the summer.  The La Fetra entry due date for 2019-2020 is Friday, September 20th.  Please turn in submissions outside the cafeteria after school on Tuesday, September 17th or to the office by that Friday, the 20th.  The judges are given the art that weekend, so any submissions turned in after that date may be displayed at the Art Show, but they will not be judged for potential progression on to the school district level judging.  All entries must follow the CA state specific instructions below and have the student's grade level and parent contact information attached.  The official Student Entry and Consent Forms will only be required for winning submissions at each level and in each category going on to the District competition.  However, the title of the artwork, the artwork details, and the artwork statement can all be important in the judging process.  So, if you would like the judges to take those into account, please include at least the Student Entry Form with your submission.

California State Specific Instructions

Label entry (back of each page/back of artwork/file/CD/DVD/flash drive):  ca.division.artscategory.lastname.firstname

Example:  ca.primary.photo.fabulous.joe


Reflections Art Show!


All students who participate in the Reflections art program will be recognized and their submissions will be exhibited at an Art Show (the 2018-2019 Art Show will be held in December in conjunction with a PTA Holiday Family Event).  

Prizes will be given to the top 4 submissions in each category!  There is also a special "La Fetra Lion" award given to one submission in each grade by Mrs. Porcell!



Have questions?  Need further information?  Please email the La Fetra PTA Reflections Chair @ hmmckenzie11@yahoo.com



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