2023-2024 Reflections theme:

i am hopeful because...



Entry Forms and Rules

Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form.


Student Program Rules and Packet      ENGLISH   I   SPANISH

Student Entry Form                               ENGLISH   I   SPANISH



Started in 1969 by the Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts.  More than 200,000 students participate annually in the Reflections Program. Any PTA in good standing is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus. 
What is the PTA Reflections Program?
The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students in preschool through grade 12. The program is designed to enhance art education for students by encouraging them to create works of art in the areas of visual arts, literature, photography, musical composition, dance choreography, or film production.
Who can participate at Griffin Elementary School?
Students in grades K-5th from Griffin Elementary with at least one person from their primary household with a MGE PTA Membership can participate in the Reflections Program.
To join our MGE PTA please click on this link: www.joinpta.org
For more information on the Reflections Program please continue to read the following information.
What are the categories?
Eligible students may submit an entry in any or all of the six art areas:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Multiple entries within a single arts category is permitted. Students will need to attach a filled out entry form for each of their art entry. Only ORIGINAL works of art are accepted and must relate to the annual Reflections theme. Students are NOT allowed to submit collaborative/team entries. Only one student name is allowed per entry form. The categories are as follows: visual arts, literature, photography, musical composition, dance choreography, or film production.
What is the Theme the Submission Deadline?
All Reflections submissions are due at MGE on Wednesday, October 28th. All entries must contain a completed student entry form along with the artwork’s title and artist statement.   Students may submit Reflections Entries beginning on Thursday, October 19th in the basket labeled "Reflections".
Entries must follow all Reflections Program Official Participation Rules.
Where can I find Entry Forms and Participation Rules?
All Reflections Entry Forms and Participation Rules are available on the link at the bottom of this page.

How can parents support their students in the Reflections program?
Make sure your children's submission adheres to the rules. Support your child in working independently (done with minimal supervision) to create an original piece of art inspired by the theme "I am hopeful because...". Ensure your child articulates and explains how their artwork relates to the theme on the Artist's Statement located on the entry form.
Please contact Devshree, Reflections Chair at reflections@mgepta.org with any additional questions.